Leaders of the nation’s largest Somali community say some of their young men are still being enticed to join the terror group that has claimed responsibility for the deadly mall attack in Kenya, despite a concentrated effort to shut off what authorities call a “deadly pipeline” of men and money.
A man who admitted he lied before a grand jury investigating why young Somali men were leaving Minnesota to join a terrorist group in their homeland has been sentenced to two years in prison. Adarus Abdulle Ali pleaded guilty in 2009 to one count of perjury.
Two men convicted in the government’s investigation into terror recruiting and financing for a Somali terrorist group are scheduled to be sentenced in federal court.
An attorney for a Minnesota man accused of helping supply fighters to a terror group in Somalia says the government’s case is built on the testimony of corrupt witnesses.
The trial for the Minnesota man accused of helping finance a trip for dozens of men to join a terrorist network in Somalia starts on Monday.
A Somali man accused of helping finance fighters for the terror group al-Shabab has asked a judge to let him out of jail before his trial, saying he has a “sickness of the devil” and needs a traditional healer because he is seeing ghosts.