MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge says he won’t hold separate trials for two Minnesota woman accused of sending money to the terror group al-Shabab in Somalia.

Chief U.S. District Judge Michael Davis says 34-year-old Amina Farah Ali and 64-year-old Hawo Mohamed Hassan will face trial together. The Rochester women are both charged with conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

They pleaded not guilty.

Their attorneys made several arguments for separate trials. Among them, Hassan’s attorney said he intended to call Ali as a witness to show Hassan didn’t know money was going to al-Shabab.

Davis disagreed. In a Wednesday order, he says it’s not necessary for a defendant to know all the details of a conspiracy in order to be convicted. The trial is set for Oct. 3.

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Comments (30)
  1. Mohammed-Ali-Akbar Mohammed says:

    Good Ol welcoming arms of Liberal Minnesota Diversity..

    1. Huxley says:

      Let’s not forget Ronny Reagan’s amnesty bill. Don’t feel bad, it takes a while to catch on to the two-party ruse. Two parties = two wings = same chicken. Divide and conquer. Consider yourself conquered.

      1. Mark Lavalla says:

        “Bipartisan usually means that a larger-than-usual deception is being carried out.”

      2. Mark Lavalla says:

        So True!

  2. Looks Like Denzel says:

    I can tell by the photo that she needs to be shot.

    1. Don says:

      excellent work detective. Can i show u a pic of my wife and u decide her fate.

      1. Looks Like Denzel says:

        You can show me a pic of your wife if you want. 🙂

      2. Looks Like Denzel says:

        Yes you may.

        1. Looks Like Denzel says:

          Maybe I can comment again, and in 10 minutes it will appear out of nowhere after not being here.

  3. Fed Up says:

    They should make her take off the rag over her head so they can properly identify her, including all her facial and head characterics. They do it with every other type of suspect…why not these chicks? Total BS

    1. Me too says:

      Exactly. And it is BS we cant make fun of how ridiculous she looks wearing that thing because it is part of her religion. What if her religion required she wear a purple unicorn protruding from her forehead? Can we make fun of it then? How much more ridiculous to things have to get before we are allowed to poiint out the absurdity of their religion and stone-age rituals?

  4. BT says:

    They cover the ears because men would go wild if they saw them…anyone going wild with this pic??

    1. Guy says:

      Only my stomach – kinda got nausious just looking at her…

  5. Don says:

    A lot of foreign born people send money to thier families overseas, Media and the police don’t know that people are innocent until proven gullty.


  6. mary magadelen says:

    she is one ugly woman

  7. What??? says:

    Yes Don they are, however ignorance is no excuse to break the law. If they did not know where the money was going why are they sending it? How many times have you sent money overseas with the title of to whom it may concern?
    If you are sending money and it goes to one of these groups it is illegal period. You come to a different country you might want to buff up on the laws of the land or pay the price like all the rest. We will see how this turns out but I doubt it will be in their favor.

    1. Guy says:

      Yah; we treat foreigners with WAY too lienency … Look at Iran – those three crossed their border (maybe?) a bit & they’ve been held for almost 2 years without even a trial. We need to start taking those we catch aiding our enemies out and SHOOT them.

      1. The Dude says:

        We already arrest people and hold them indefinitely with out trail. Its called Guantanamo Bay.

  8. me says:

    ….How do you know he is a she…..I can’t tell from there…..just the face…..

  9. Americus says:

    judge just disqualified himself for saying the accused don’t need the details of the charges they need to defend themselves from.

  10. steven says:

    Silly mooks,can not trust them

  11. death to allah says:

    I hate somalis.
    I must be a racist.

  12. Hugh Jorgan says:

    Looks like an animal to me…

  13. More Immigrants Please says:

    If you give it “free” they will come! Minnesota is ranked 2nd in the US ( Califronia is #1) for immigration! We keep brining them…..they keep forming gangs, killing each other, sucking the educational system dry, sucking the welfare system dry, and of course recruiting for and or rasing funds for terrorist……oh dont forget teenage prostitution…….we get so much from immigrants……keep them coming……

  14. Deport This Garbage says:

    If most Somalians are not US citizens…..why not just deport this garbage? And how can they keep sueing over Human Rights Violations in Minnesota….when Human Rights Violations are part of their culture? You force women to cover their body…..it is ok to beat women and children…..you remove sexual sensations from teenage females so they will not cheat…..the list goes on and on….but OMG hire one of these piles of garbage at a Target and ask them to do their job as a cashier and scan a pack of bacon…..LAW SUIT ON!!!!!! Or have a coctail and jump in a cab……LAW SUIT ON!!!! Or ask them not to leave their work station and pray….LAW SUIT ON!!!! Somalians are all piles of garbage……its too late for MN…but I hope other states are watching!!!

  15. Deanna says:

    They might not be citizens when they get here but as soon as they pop a kid out THEIR KID IS A CITIZEN. Every kid they have we have to pay for their health insurance SEVEN years & they all get free health care & that’s why OUR premiums have gone way up. I’m sick of paying for other people’s health insurance- mine from work is $650.00 a month. I could sure use some of that for buying my own kids something at the end of the month. I have a relative works St Cloud Hospital telling me about how the Somali’s curse out the nurses there & of course they can’t talk back. The Somali’s don’t take care of themselves & go to the emergency room for any little thing because they don’t have to pay, or they will wait till they have massive infections & then go & expect to be better the next day. They give birth in their dresses rolling around in feces on the table. They have their own bathrooms at Frigidaire -they don’t believe in toilet paper so use water bottles then discard them all over the floor with feces on them. They are allowed one hour PAID by the company to pray- we can’t get paid to pray though. They want all street signs in their language too. They will keep asking as long as we’re stupid enough to say ok, anything you want.

    1. Kevin says:

      Aint diversity grand????

    2. The Dude says:

      Never heard most of what you said. Street signs in Somali? Never heard of it, don’t believe in toilet paper, they use water but do also use TP. Oh and your premiums have nothing to do with state medicare, petition your government to get universal health care so we can all enjoy health care like the other 1st world countries.

  16. Bill says:

    In this case, a burka would be fine.

  17. peecee/emcee says:

    They sure are cultural enrichers, aren’t they?

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