Skip to comments.Miami FBI probe snares foreign terrorism suspects accused of backing al-Qaida fighters overseas
Posted on 08/09/2013 1:55:23 AM PDT by Cindy
SNIPPET: "Gufran Ahmed Kauser Mohammed, 30, and Mohamed Hussein Said, 25, face an indictment charging them with conspiring to provide and attempting to provide material support to three U.S.-designated terrorist organizations that have operated in Iraq, Syria and Somalia, according to authorities."
SNIPPET: "The defendants, while based overseas in 2011-13, allegedly sent thousands of dollars via Western Union to an al-Qaida terrorist affiliate, al-Nusrah Front, which is fighting the government of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria. They also allegedly sent funds to al-Shabaab, another terrorist group seeking to overthrow the U.S.-backed transitional government in Somalia."
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Two Individuals Charged with Material Support Offenses Involving al Qaeda, al Qaeda in Iraq/al Nusrah Front, and al Shabaab
U.S. Attorneys Office
August 08, 2013
Southern District of Florida
MIAMIWifredo A. Ferrer, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida; John P. Carlin, Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security; Michael B. Steinbach, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office; and the members of the South Florida Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), announce that today two individuals, one a U.S. citizen, made their initial appearance in federal court in Miami on an indictment returned in the Southern District of Florida.
The 15-count indictment charges Gufran Ahmed Kauser Mohammed, 30, a naturalized U.S. citizen and resident of Dammam, Saudi Arabia, and Mohamed Hussein Said, 25, a Kenyan national and resident of Nairobi and Mombasa, with conspiring to provide, and attempting to provide, material support to three separately designated foreign terrorist organizations: al Qaeda, al Qaeda in Iraq/al Nusrah Front (AQI/al Nusrah Front), and al Shabaab. If convicted, each defendant faces a possible statutory maximum sentence of up to 15 years in prison for each count of the indictment.
The indictment alleges that Mohammed and Said conspired to provide money and recruits to al Qaeda, AQI/al Nusrah Front in Syria and al Shabaab in Somalia. The charges allege that Mohammed sent a series of wire transfers to Said for the purpose of supporting al Shabaab, and to an individual whom he believed was a fundraiser, recruiter, and supplier for al Qaeda and AQI/al Nusrah Front for the purpose of supporting al Qaeda and AQI/al Nusrah Front. In addition, Mohammed and Said agreed to support al Qaeda and AQI/al Nusrah Front by recruiting and moving experienced al Shabaab fighters to the conflict in Syria.
U.S. Attorney Ferrer commended the investigative efforts of the FBI, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Miami-Dade Police Department, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcements Homeland Security Investigations, and the South Florida Joint Terrorism Task Force. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Brian Frazier and Ricardo Del Toro and Trial Attorney Jolie Zimmerman from the Counterterrorism Section of the Justice Departments National Security Division.
An indictment is only an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Catch a guy today, but keep making eternal deals with them in the meantime in the back, Religion of Peace wink message style of submission and support of Islam garbage language of brainwash methods.
Well..wait a minute. if these guys can be charged with terrorism for supporting AQ terror cells in Syria that are trying to remove Assad.....then what about our President? He is arming them and sending material support too!!
Obama is sending them weapons. He is the ring leader. Arrest Obama.
The Boy Wonder? He's been sending more money than these two ever thought about.
Would not be surprised if these two Islamists’ lawyers in Miami argue the same thing in court! I would if I had to defend them. Might be an interesting case to watch, but will probably never be brought to trial until long after Zero leaves office for that very reason.
On the bright side..the Miami Dade FBI appears to have their heads screwed on straight. Now if they can keep Holder from pulling the plug on the case, they will be heros.
Impersonating the President of the United states is a very serious offense.