MINNEAPOLIS–Two Minnesota women were convicted Thursday of conspiring to funnel money to a terrorist group in Somalia as part of what prosecutors called a "deadly pipeline" sending money and fighters from the U.S. to al-Shabab.
The jury deliberated about 20 hours since getting the case at the end of the day Monday.
Amina Farah Ali, 35, and Hawo Mohamed Hassan, 64, were each charged in federal court with conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Ali also faced 12 counts of providing such support, for allegedly sending more than $8,600 to the group from September 2008 through July 2009, while Hassan faced two counts of lying to the FBI.
Both were found guilty on all counts. (Read more.)
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Two U.S. Muslim Women Convicted of Funding Terrorist Group
Isn't it odd that so many Muslims, from such diverse backgrounds, from so many different countries, all manage to misunderstand Islam in exactly the same way, concluding that it promotes violent jihad against non-Muslims?