Four Somalis in US Found Guilty of Providing Material Support for Terrorism
We almost have closure on a story we’ve been following for some time, the federal trial in San Diego of four Somalis who were working to provide funding and other forms of support to the Jihadist terrorist organization Al Shabaab back in their home country of Somalia.
Significantly, one of the defendants found guilty is an Imam at a mosque in San Diego.
Here are our previous entries on this trial:
Now that the four men have been found guilty, all that awaits is sentencing.
The problem of Somali refugees funding and supporting Jihad here in the US is not a new one. Readers can learn more by reviewing our archives on Al Shabaab, the Al Qaeda-affiliated Jihadist terrorist organization based in Somalia:
Now the latest on the verdict in the trial in San Diego:
A Somali terror leader implored his fellow countryman in California to send money ‘to finance jihad,” triggering a chain of events that ended with four convictions.
U.S. government agents recorded dozens of such calls a few years ago, according to the Department of Justice.
And on Friday, a jury found four Somali nationals guilty of supporting terrorism in their native country.
The verdict came after prosecutors played the recordings to jurors in a San Diego federal court during weeks of trial.
The four, who included an imam and a cab driver, had raised $10,000 and wired it to the Islamist terrorist group Al-Shabaab, according to the original indictment.