A Nigerian national, Lawal Babafemi, was arraigned last week in a U.S. Federal Court in Brooklyn, New York on charges of providing material support to al Qaeda and criminal use of firearms.

Mr. Babafemi, 33, also known as “Ayatollah Mustapha”, was arraigned on a four-count charge of indictment including conspiracy, providing material support to al Qaeda in the Arabian Penninsula, AQAP, and the criminal use of firearms.

Federal prosecutors said that he helped AQAP’s media operations, including the publication of its magazine, called “Inspire”.

The group’s leadership, including Anwar al-Awlaki, paid Mr. Babafemi $9,000 to recruit English-speaking people from Nigeria…





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