MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man awaiting sentencing in Minnesota for plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group says he’s not a terrorist.

Star Tribune reports 19-year-old Hanad Mustafe Musse wrote a letter to the federal judge who will sentence him later this month, calling the Islamic State “cowards” and saying he’s a victim of the group’s “intense mental warfare.”

Musse pleaded guilty in September to conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. He was among seven men charged. He faces up to 15 years in prison. His attorney is asking for six years.

Musse said in court that he wanted to join the Islamic State. He says in the letter to U.S. District Judge Michael Davis that he’s “against terrorism.”

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Comments (3)
  1. We have a shortage of under-served Somali Islamic Terrorists breeding here in the socialist Welfare village. Vote for Hillary and all our Socialist party affiliates early and often, No-Id required, Help keep our borders open to anyone who can point to Minnesota on a map who desires free healthcare, free housing, EBT cards, cash payments, interpreters, legal aid, schools, and social services.
    Our Diversity First Welfare entitlement programs for non-citizens makes the Socialist Welfare Village stronger. Everyone does better when our new third world friends do better.

  2. Jon Knutson says:

    Don’t believe one word the Somali says. 25 years in jail with deportation immediately after serving the sentence

  3. All Muslims are terrorists. This guy should be lined up and executed. Muslims lie lie lie, then kill kill kill.