San Diego (AP)–A federal jury in San Diego has convicted four Somali immigrants -- including an imam from a local mosque -- of conspiring to funnel money to a terrorist group in their home country.
After a three-week trial and three days of deliberations, the jury convicted the four men Friday of conspiring to raise and send money to Somalia's al-Shabaab (AHL-shuh-BAHB').
The U.S. State Department designated al-Shabaab a terrorist group in 2008, and federal prosecutors have since cracked down on the group's U.S. support with the arrests of some two dozen people, mostly in Minnesota.
Those convicted include 40-year-old Mohamed Mohamud, an imam at a San Diego mosque, along with two taxi drivers and a man who operated a financial business that was used to move the money. Sentencing is scheduled for May. (Source)
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Four U.S. Muslims Convicted of Conspiring to Fund Terrorist Group al-Shabab
Apparently, these Muslims haven't been informed by CAIR that Jihad means "making friends across the aisle." Their imam should have instructed them on the peaceful nature of Islam. Oh wait, the imam was involved. Now I'm confused.