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San Diego jury convicts 4 Somali immigrants of providing to support to terrorist group
Fox ^ | 2_22 | AP

Posted on 02/22/2013 9:33:19 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs

Those convicted Friday include 40-year-old Mohamed Mohamed Mohamud, who prosecutors said used his connections as a popular imam at a mosque in San Diego's City Heights neighborhood to raise money for the group.

The other defendants were two San Diego taxi drivers, 36-year-old Basaaly Saeed Moalin and 56-year-old Issa Doreh, and 37-year-old Ahmed Nasir Taalil Mohamud of Anaheim, whose financial transfer business Shidaal Express was used to route the money, prosecutors said.

Government attorneys played tapes of telephone calls, many of them between Moalin and the late Aden Hashi Ayrow, who was among the top leaders of al-Shabaab until he was killed in missile strike in May 2008.

On the tapes, Ayrow can be heard telling Moalin it was "time to finance the jihad" and "you are running late with the stuff, send some and something will happen."

Ayrow encouraged Moalin on the tapes to use the imam to help gather money.

Defense attorneys attacked both the editing and the translation of the tapes, saying overzealous prosecutors made money raised for humanitarian purposes appear sinister.

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1 posted on 02/22/2013 9:33:28 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Who’s bone headed idea was it to let Somalis into the United States?


2 posted on 02/22/2013 9:37:39 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

And our politicians that allow these creatures in this formerly great country should be executed.


3 posted on 02/22/2013 9:40:43 PM PST by Post5203 (I bought 6 marines a beer at a bar recently and not one said thanks. I won't do that again.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
oh, those rascally Somalians!....

I admit I do not like them....Nigerians, Eritreans...anyday of the week for the most part.....

4 posted on 02/22/2013 9:43:46 PM PST by cherry
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Is there a cliche these guys missed?


5 posted on 02/22/2013 9:51:33 PM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Mohamed Mohamed Mohamud?

Do you think he’s a muslim?


6 posted on 02/22/2013 10:25:10 PM PST by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Cab drivers, too.
Sheesh.


7 posted on 02/22/2013 10:43:50 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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8 posted on 02/22/2013 10:44:46 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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“Mohamed Mohamed Mohamud?
Do you think he’s a muslim?”

Could be. Sneaky bugger though, changing one letter in the last name trying to throw everyone off.


9 posted on 02/22/2013 10:54:10 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

I’ve been to Somilia. Love the country, hate the people.


10 posted on 02/23/2013 3:58:15 AM PST by 3clean
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cut off their hands


11 posted on 02/23/2013 6:56:30 AM PST by turdhopper
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FBI.gov: San Diego, Calif - "SAN DIEGO JURY CONVICTS FOUR SOMALI IMMIGRANTS OF PROVIDING SUPPORT TO FOREIGN TERRORISTS Defendants Sent Money to al Shabaab in Somalia" (SNIPPET: "The jury found that the four men--Basaaly Saeed Moalin, a cabdriver in San Diego; Issa Doreh, a worker at a money transmitting business that was the conduit for moving the funds; Mohamed Mohamed Mohamud, the imam at a mosque frequented by the city's immigrant Somali community; and Ahmed Nasiri Taalil Mohamud, a cabdriver from Anaheim--conspired to raise money for the foreign terrorist organization and send it back to Somalia.") (February 22, 2013) (Read More…)
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12 posted on 02/27/2013 1:44:09 AM PST by Cindy
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http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/humanitarianaid/index

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SNIPPET from post no. 1:

“Defense attorneys attacked both the editing and the translation of the tapes, saying overzealous prosecutors made money raised for humanitarian purposes appear sinister.”


13 posted on 02/27/2013 2:07:34 AM PST by Cindy
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NOTE The following text SNIPPET is a quote:

www.fbi.gov/sandiego/press-releases/2013/san-diego-jury-convicts-four-somali-immigrants-of-providing-support-to-foreign-terrorists

San Diego Jury Convicts Four Somali Immigrants of Providing Support to Foreign Terrorists

Defendants Sent Money to al Shabaab in Somalia

U.S. Attorney’s Office
February 22, 2013

SAN DIEGO, CA—A federal jury today convicted four Somali immigrants, including a popular imam at a City Heights mosque, of conspiring to provide material support to the terrorist group al Shabaab.

The jury found that the four men—Basaaly Saeed Moalin, a cabdriver in San Diego; Issa Doreh, a worker at a money transmitting business that was the conduit for moving the funds; Mohamed Mohamed Mohamud, the imam at a mosque frequented by the city’s immigrant Somali community; and Ahmed Nasiri Taalil Mohamud, a cabdriver from Anaheim—conspired to raise money for the foreign terrorist organization and send it back to Somalia.

During the three-week trial, the United States presented evidence that Moalin, Mohamud, Doreh, and Nasir conspired to provide money to al Shabaab, a violent and brutal militia group in Somalia that engages in suicide bombings, targets civilians for assassination, and uses improvised explosive devices. In February 2008, the U.S. Department of State formally designated al Shabaab as a foreign terrorist organization.

At trial, the jury listened to dozens of the defendants’ intercepted telephone conversations, including many conversations between defendant Moalin and Aden Hashi Ayrow, one of al Shabaab’s most prominent leaders who was subsequently killed in a missile strike on May 1, 2008. In those calls, Ayrow implored Moalin to send money to al Shabaab, telling Moalin that it was “time to finance the Jihad.” Ayrow told Moalin, “You are running late with the stuff. Send some and something will happen.” In the calls played for the jury, Ayrow repeatedly asked Moalin to reach out to defendant Mohamud—the imam—to obtain funds for al Shabaab.

According to the evidence presented at trial, the defendants conspired to transfer the funds from San Diego to Somalia through the Shidaal Express, a now-defunct money transmitting business in San Diego.

The United States also presented a recorded telephone conversation in which defendant Moalin gave the terrorists in Somalia permission to use his house in Mogadishu, Somalia, telling Ayrow that “after you bury your stuff deep in the ground, you would, then, plant the trees on top.” Prosecutors argued at trial that Moalin was offering a place to hide weapons.

When Moalin cautioned, however, that the house could be easily identified from afar, Ayrow replied, “No one would know. How could anyone know, if the house is used only during the nights?”

According to United States Attorney Laura E. Duffy, the prosecution was the result of a lengthy investigation by the San Diego Joint Terrorism Task Force. She said she is pleased with the verdict. “Justice was served today in San Diego,” Duffy said. “The jury clearly did not accept defense claims that months of intercepted conversations about bullets, bombings, and jihad were actually conversations about their charitable efforts for orphans and schools.

“This case proves that our efforts to detect and disrupt terrorist financing—and prevent the violence that goes along with it—has paid off. The United States Attorney’s Office is dedicated to investigating and vigorously prosecuting any persons who provide support or resources to terrorists or foreign terrorist organizations. I commend the hard work and dedication of San Diego’s Joint Terrorism Task Force in this case.”

FBI Special Agent in Charge Daphne Hearn commented, “While the FBI is not concerned with the legal transfer of funds to family, friends, and charities overseas, when individuals provide material support to designated terrorists or terrorist organizations, the FBI and our Joint Terrorism Task Force partners will bring all resources to bear, to investigate these plots with a common goal of protecting all Americans from those who wish to do us harm.”

“These convictions illustrate the importance of collaboration when promoting national security,” said Derek Benner, special agent in charge for ICE Homeland Security Investigations in San Diego.

“Protecting our nation’s security is our top priority, and I commend all of the federal law enforcement partners who worked tirelessly to make this a successful investigation.”

Al Shabaab is a terrorist organization based in Somalia with objectives including the overthrow of the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and the elimination of African Union support for the TFG. Al Shabaab has engaged in and used, violence, intimidation, and acts of terrorism, including suicide bombings, in Somalia and elsewhere to further its objectives.

Here is a breakdown of the verdict:

Defendant Moalin: Convicted of five counts including conspiracy to provide material support to terrorist, conspiracy to provide material support to foreign terrorist organization, conspiracy to launder monetary instruments, providing material support to terrorists, and providing material support to foreign terrorist organization

Defendant Mohamed Mohamed Mohamud: Convicted of four counts including conspiracy to provide material support to terrorist, conspiracy to provide material support to foreign terrorist organization, conspiracy to launder monetary instruments, and providing material support to foreign terrorist organization

Defendant Issa Doreh: Convicted of four counts including conspiracy to provide material support to terrorist, conspiracy to provide material support to foreign terrorist organization, conspiracy to launder monetary instruments, and providing material support to foreign terrorist organization

Defendant Ahmed Nasir Taalil Mohamud: Convicted of threer counts including conspiracy to provide material support to terrorist, conspiracy to provide material support to foreign terrorist organization, and conspiracy to launder monetary instruments

Sentencing was set for May 16 at 9 a.m. before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey T. Miller.


14 posted on 02/27/2013 2:18:05 AM PST by Cindy
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NOTE The following text is a quote:

www.fbi.gov/sandiego/press-releases/2013/three-somali-immigrants-sentenced-for-providing-support-to-foreign-terrorists

Three Somali Immigrants Sentenced for Providing Support to Foreign Terrorists

U.S. Attorney’s Office
November 18, 2013

Southern District of California

SAN DIEGO—Basaaly Saeed Moalin, a cabdriver who was convicted by a federal jury of providing material support to the terrorist group al Shabaab, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey T. Miller to 18 years in prison.

Also sentenced at the same hearing were Mohamed Mohamed Mohamud, the imam at a popular mosque frequented by the city’s immigrant Somali community, to 13 years in prison; and Issa Doreh, who worked at a money transmitting business that was the conduit for moving the illicit funds, to 10 years in prison.

In sentencing Moalin, Judge Miller acknowledged the defendant’s considerable support from the Somali community, his childhood scars from violence in war-torn Somalia, and his philanthropy as a naturalized American. However, he noted Moalin’s virtuous behavior “is substantially offset” by his collaboration with al Shabaab and one of its most prominent leaders—Aden Hashi Ayrow.

Judge Miller said he imposed part of the sentence consecutively—making it three years longer—because Moalin went beyond financial assistance and provided a house to Ayrow. Judge Miller described that action as “an offense of a different magnitude,” noting that Moalin personally offered the home in Mogadishu to advance the agenda of al Shabaab and to help hide weapons. “This count went beyond financial support and entered into another realm,” Judge Miller said.

At trial, the United States played for the jury a recorded telephone conversation in which Moalin gave the terrorists in Somalia permission to use his house, telling Ayrow that “after you bury your stuff deep in the ground, you would, then, plant trees on top.” Prosecutors argued at trial that Moalin was offering a place to hide weapons.

“These men willfully sent money to a terrorist organization, knowing al Shabaab’s extremely violent methods and knowing the U.S. had designated it as a foreign terrorist organization,” said U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy. “Months of intercepted phone conversations included discussion of suicide bombing, assassinations, and jihad. We are satisfied that because of this investigation and prosecution, we have furthered our mission to safeguard national security by blocking financial support to this dangerous group.”

FBI Special Agent in Charge, Daphne Hearn, stated, “I want to commend the work of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, who worked countless hours to successfully investigate and prosecute this case. As demonstrated in this case, the multi-agency partnerships which make up the JTTF continue to play a critical role in the day-to-day protection of our communities and our national security.”

“Today’s sentencing underscores HSI’s commitment to aggressively investigate those who engage in or attempt to support the financing of foreign terrorist organizations,” said Nick Annan, acting Special Agent in Charge for ICE HSI in San Diego. “I commend all of our partners on the San Diego Joint Terrorism Task Force for their exhaustive efforts to dismantle the plot that aimed to provide support to terrorists who wish to harm us.”

Moalin and his co-conspirators were found guilty during a three-week trial in February. The United States presented evidence that Moalin, Mohamud, Doreh, and a fourth defendant, Ahmed Nasiri Taalil Mohamud, conspired to provide money to al Shabaab, a violent and brutal militia group that engages in suicide bombings, targets civilians for assassination, and uses improvised explosive devices. In February 2008, the U.S. Department of State formally designated al Shabaab as a foreign terrorist organization.

At trial, the jury listened to dozens of the defendants’ intercepted telephone conversations, including many between Moalin and Ayrow. In those calls, Ayrow implored Moalin to send money to al Shabaab, telling Moalin that it was “time to finance the jihad.”

Ayrow told Moalin, “You are running late with the stuff. Send some and something will happen.” Ayrow was subsequently killed in a missile strike on May 1, 2008.

According to evidence at trial, the defendants conspired to transfer the funds from San Diego to Somalia through the Shidaal Express, a now-defunct money transmitting business in San Diego.

The fourth defendant, Ahmed Nasiri Taalil Mohamud, a cabdriver from Anaheim, is scheduled to be sentenced January 31, 2014, at 10 a.m. before Judge Miller.

This case was prosecuted in federal court in San Diego by Assistant U.S. Attorneys William Cole and Caroline Han and Department of Justice Trial Attorney Steven Ward. This case was investigated by the San Diego Joint Terrorism Task Force; the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement; and the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection.

Defendants Criminal Case No. 10CR4246-JM

Basaaly Saeed Moalin
Mohamed Mohamed Mohamud
Issa Doreh
Ahmed Nasir Taalil Mohamud

Summary of Charges

Count one (all defendants): Title 18, United States Code, Section 2339A(a)(1)—conspiracy provide material support to terrorists;
Maximum penalties: 15 years in prison

Count two (all defendants): Title 18, United States Code, Section 2339B(a)(1)—conspiracy provide material support to foreign terrorist organization; terrorists;
Maximum penalties: 15 years in prison

Count three (all defendants): Title 18, United States Code, Section 1956(h)—conspiracy to launder monetary instruments;
Maximum penalties: 15 years in prison

Count four (Basaaly Moalin) Title 18, United States Code, Section 2339A(a)—providing material support to terrorists;
Maximum penalties: 15 years in prison

Count five (defendants Basaaly Moalin, Mohamed Mohamed Mohamud and Issa Doreh) Title 18, United States Code, Section 2339B(a)(1)—providing material support to foreign terrorist organization;
Maximum penalties 15 years in prison

Investigating Agencies

San Diego Joint Terrorism Task Force
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Homeland Security Investigations, Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Homeland Security Investigations, Customs and Border Protection


15 posted on 11/20/2013 4:04:09 AM PST by Cindy
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NOTE The following text SNIPPET is a quote:

www.fbi.gov/sandiego/press-releases/2014/somali-immigrant-sentenced-for-providing-support-to-foreign-terrorists

Somali Immigrant Sentenced for Providing Support to Foreign Terrorists

U.S. Attorney’s Office
January 31, 2014

Southern District of California

SAN DIEGO—Ahmed Nasir Taalil Mohamud, a cabdriver from Anaheim, was sentenced today to six years in prison for his part in a San Diego-based conspiracy to provide material support to the terrorist group al Shabaab.
Nasir is the last of four defendants to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey T. Miller. The others were sentenced in November 2013, including San Diego cabdriver Basaaly Saeed Moalin to 18 years in prison; Mohamed Mohamed Mohamud, the imam at a popular mosque frequented by the city’s immigrant Somali community, to 13 years in prison; and Issa Doreh, who worked at a money transmitting business that was the conduit for moving the illicit funds, to 10 years in prison.

Nasir and his co-conspirators were found guilty during a three-week trial in February. The United States presented evidence that Nasir, Moalin, Mohamud, and Doreh conspired to provide money to al Shabaab, a violent and brutal militia group that engages in suicide bombings, targets civilians for assassination, and uses improvised explosive devices. In February, 2008, the U.S. Department of State formally designated al Shabaab as a foreign terrorist organization.

During the trial, the government contended that Nasir conspired to collect money from donors in Orange County as part of the conspiracy to support al Shabaab.

During today’s sentencing hearing, Judge Miller acknowledged that Nasir was the least culpable member of the conspiracy, and he noted the defendant’s background as a refugee from war-torn Somalia. Still, the judge said, “These offenses were very serious.”

This case was prosecuted in federal court in San Diego by Assistant U.S. Attorneys William Cole and Caroline Han and Department of Justice Trial Attorney Steven Ward. This case was investigated by the San Diego Joint Terrorism Task Force; the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement; and the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection.


16 posted on 02/04/2014 2:06:22 AM PST by Cindy
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http://www.investigativeproject.org/4282/cabdriver-gets-six-years-in-conspiracy-to-aid-al

For The Record - The IPT Blog

“Cabdriver Gets Six Years in Conspiracy to Aid Al-Shabaab”

by Abha Shankar
Feb 3, 2014 at 12:53 pm

SNIPPET: “A Somali cabdriver was sentenced Friday to six years in prison for his role in a broader San Diego-based conspiracy to provide material and logistical support to the Islamic terrorist group, al-Shabaab.

Ahmed Nasir Taalil Mohamud from Anaheim was the last of four defendants to be sentenced in connection with the conspiracy that sought to transfer funds to al-Shabaab through a now- defunct hawala or money-transmitting business system in San Diego, the Shidaal Express.

Mohamud’s co-defendants included Basaaly Saeed Moalin, also a cab driver, Mohamed Mohamed Mohamud, an imam at a local mosque visited by members of the local Somali immigrant community, and Issa Doreh, who worked in the hawala that helped transfer money to al-Shabaab.

A federal judge sentenced all three individuals to prison terms ranging from 10-18 years in November.”


17 posted on 02/04/2014 2:08:20 AM PST by Cindy
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