Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $13,600
16%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 16% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: abdi

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Teen Stowaway Speaks About Trip, Mom

    06/18/2014 8:34:08 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 12 replies
    abc news ^ | Jun 18 2014
    A teenager who survived a flight to Hawaii as a stowaway in the plane's wheel well said he hopped on the closest flight that was going west in an effort to find his birth mom and can't believe he survived the journey. Yahya Abdi, 15, spoke over Google Chat to KPIX-5 in his first public comments since his improbable survival during the 5 1/2-hour flight from San Jose to Maui in April. The interview was reported on Tuesday night. Yahya, a Somali immigrant, ran away from his Santa Clara home and hopped a fence at Mineta San Jose International Airport....
  • Somali insurgents offer 10 camels to locate Obama, 10 roosters for Clinton

    06/09/2012 10:01:44 AM PDT · by dead · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 9, 2012
    MOGADISHU, Somalia -- Somalia's al Qaeda-allied al Shabaab rebels Saturday mocked a US offer of up to $33 million for information enabling the arrest of its top leaders, saying they would give 10 camels to anyone who helped locate President Barack Obama. The highest price put up by the US State Department on Thursday was for al Shabaab chief Ahmed Abdi aw-Mohamed -- more commonly known as Godane or Abu Zubayr -- with a $7 million bounty for information on where he is hiding. "I can assure you that these kind of things will never dissuade us from continuing the...
  • Somali pleads guilty to piracy

    08/27/2010 3:21:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    UPI ^ | 8/27/2010
    NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A Somali man Friday pleaded guilty in federal court in Norfolk, Va., to attacking the USS Ashland in the first successful U.S. piracy prosecution in 150 years. Jama Idle Ibrahim told the court he believed the Ashland was a merchant vessel he could hold for ransom. The ship was attacked April 10 in the Gulf of Aden. "Today marks the first conviction in Norfolk for acts of piracy in more than 150 years," U.S. Attorney Neil MacBride said. "Modern-day pirates must be held accountable and will face severe consequences." Ibrahim, also known as Jaamac...
  • Local Man Pleads Guilty to Providing Material Support to Terrorist

    11/05/2011 12:50:12 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies
    FBI.gov - St. Louis - Press Release ^ | November 3, 2011 | n/a
    Quote: www.fbi.gov/stlouis/press-releases/2011/local-man-pleads-guilty-to-providing-material-support-to-terrorist-organization Local Man Pleads Guilty to Providing Material Support to Terrorist Organization U.S. Attorney’s Office November 03, 2011 Eastern District of Missouri ST. LOUIS—The United States Attorney’s Office announced today that Mohamud Abdi Yusuf, 31, pled guilty to providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization. According to court documents, from February 2008 through at least July 2009, Yusuf, conspired with others to provide money to al Shabaab, which was designated by the U.S. State Department as a foreign terrorist organization in February 2008. Yusuf transferred money to al Shabaab under fictitious names and telephone numbers utilizing money remitting...
  • Terror trial goes to jury in Rochester [MN]

    10/17/2011 8:45:26 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 7 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | October 17, 2011 - 10:01 PM | ALLIE SHAH
    As the jury in the trial of two Rochester Somali women accused of supporting terrorists overseas began deliberations late Monday, a large group of the women's supporters held a court of their own outside the courthouse in downtown Minneapolis. They decried the charges and the surveillance methods FBI agents used in their investigation of Amina Farah Ali and Hawo Mohamed Hassan, both U.S. citizens who are the first to be tried in connection with one of the most extensive counterterrorism inquiries since the Sept. 11 attacks. "All Somalis around the world are listening to this case," shouted Abdinasir Abdi, who...
  • Somali Pirates Kill 4 Americans on Hijacked Ship

    02/22/2011 7:33:13 AM PST · by Allthegoodusernamesaregone · 219 replies
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2011 – Somali pirates killed all four Americans they had held hostage aboard a sailing vessel in the Indian Ocean this morning, U.S. Central Command officials announced. U.S. officials were negotiating with the pirates for the safe return of the captured Americans when the murders took place, officials said. Centcom officials said that in the midst of negotiations, U.S. forces responded to gunfire aboard the S/V Quest. When the forces reached the boat, officials said, they discovered all four hostages had been shot by their captors. Despite immediate steps to provide life-saving care, all four hostages ultimately...
  • Threat in Montana forces evacuation of Amtrak train bound for Oregon

    02/16/2011 9:33:29 AM PST · by epithermal · 34 replies
    Oregonian ^ | February 15, 2011 | AP
    HELENA, Mont. -- An unruly passenger who was removed from an Amtrak train later made a threat that led to the train’s evacuation, an Amtrak official said Tuesday. Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said Hussein Abdi Hassan, 24, was removed from the train in Browning shortly before 8:30 p.m. Monday. While being interviewed by authorities, the Minnesota man “somehow threatened the safety of the train," he said. Nothing dangerous was found. The train was stopped between Browning and East Glacier. Passengers were taken to a middle school in Browning, where they were set up with sleeping bags and air mattresses.
  • Somalis Leaving U.S. for Jihad

    12/12/2008 3:57:22 AM PST · by Cindy · 157 replies · 3,859+ views
    PAJAMAS MEDIA via FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com ^ | December 12, 2008 | Patrick Poole
    Pajamas Media | Friday, December 12, 2008 The funeral for Shirwa Ahmed last week in Burnsville, Minnesota, punctuated a growing national security threat metastasizing inside the U.S. — one Homeland Security and law enforcement authorities have quickly taken note of. Ahmed, who killed himself in a suicide bombing attack in Somalia in October, is just one of up to 40 men from the Twin Cities area who have disappeared and are feared to have returned to their homeland for training with the al-Shabaab terrorist group to wage jihad. The FBI is investigating similar disappearances in other major Somali communities in...
  • 14 Indicted for Supporting al Shabaab

    08/05/2010 3:06:36 PM PDT · by Cindy · 44 replies · 2+ views
    FBI.gov ^ | n/a
    Note: Photo and Graphic Included. NOTE The following text is a quote: FIGHTING TERROR 14 Indicted for Supporting al Shabaab 08/05/10 Two Americans are under arrest and 12 other U.S. citizens have been charged with acts of terrorism that include providing money, personnel, and other material support to the Somali-based terrorist organization al Shabaab. Results of an FBI-led global investigation were announced today at Department of Justice headquarters in Washington, where indictments were unsealed charging individuals in Minnesota, Alabama, and California. Twelve of the 14 under indictment are fugitives believed to be in Somalia. About al Shabaab On Feb. 29,...
  • Terror Charges Unsealed in Minnesota Against Eight Defendants, Justice Department Announces

    11/23/2009 2:17:37 PM PST · by Cindy · 23 replies · 996+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Terror Charges Unsealed in Minnesota Against Eight Defendants, Justice Department Announces The Justice Department announced that terrorism charges have been unsealed today in the District of Minnesota against eight defendants. According to the charging documents, the offenses include providing financial support to those who traveled to Somalia to fight on behalf of al-Shabaab, a designated foreign terrorist organization; attending terrorist training camps operated by al-Shabaab; and fighting on behalf of al-Shabaab. Thus far, 14 defendants have been charged in the District of Minnesota in indictments or criminal complaints that have been unsealed and...
  • Exclusive: FBI Probes Muhammad's Ties to Ohio Mosque

    06/04/2009 5:45:40 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 117 replies · 4,783+ views
    ABC News ^ | June 4, 2009 | By RICHARD ESPOSITO, PIERRE THOMAS and JACK DATE
    Nuradin Abdi was convicted in 2007 of planning to blow up an Ohio shopping mall. Iyman Faris was convicted in 2003 of planning to blow up the Brooklyn Bridge. Christopher Paul was convicted in 2008 of conspiring to use explosives against targets in the U.S. and Europe. All three terrorists worshiped and socialized at a small mosque in Columbus, Ohio, and, according to David B. Smith, an attorney for Faris, were part of a larger group of jihadists and extremists who frequented the mosque. The FBI now is investigating reports of links to that same mosque by Muslim-convert Abdulhakim Muhammad...
  • Accused terror banker slips out of Australia

    01/31/2004 9:29:15 PM PST · by piasa · 6 replies · 305+ views
    Herald Sun (Australia) ^ | January 30, 2004 | Michael McKenna, Mark Dunn and Ian McPhedran
    AN accused terrorism financier arrested in the US last week had just returned from a trip to Australia where he is believed to have a child. But in a security blunder, the arrest took Australia's intelligence agencies, who were unaware the man was in Australia, by complete surprise. Omar Abdi Mohamed, 41, is being investigated after allegedly receiving $454,866 from a group accused by US authorities of direct links to al-Qaida. But Australian authorities were not told of any terrorist concerns surrounding Mr Mohamed before his most recent trip to Australia, which ended only last month. "Obviously this person would...
  • Obama funded foreign thug who promised Islamic state

    10/19/2008 11:15:06 PM PDT · by MountainLoop · 17 replies · 1,176+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | October 19, 2008 | Jerome R. Corsi
    A controversial Kenyan leader for whom Sen. Barack Obama not only campaigned, but raised almost $1 million during the run-up to that nation's 2007 presidential election, had concluded a written agreement with Muslim leaders stipulating that, if they delivered him the Muslim vote, he would in turn, once elected, convert Kenya into an Islamic state governed by Shariah law, protect terrorists from prosecution, and effectively ban Christianity.
  • Obama backer avoids DNC following Corsi book release

    09/03/2008 8:35:59 PM PDT · by hope · 17 replies · 350+ views
    WND ^ | 9-3-08
    WorldNetDaily staff reporter and columnist Jerome Corsi's book "The Obama Nation" contributed to a decision by Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga not to accept Sen. Barack Obama's invitation to attend the Democratic National Convention, according to a prominent Kenyan newspaper. "The cancellation of the trip by Mr. Odinga comes hot on the heels of the publication of a book that is being used to attack Mr. Obama in which the PM [Prime Minister] features," wrote Kenya's Daily Nation. "The book, The Obama Nation, by Jerome Corsi depicts Mr. Obama as a covert sympathizer of radical Islam and communism." "In the...
  • Somali get 10 years in Ohio bomb plot

    11/27/2007 12:42:23 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 715+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/27/07 | Andrew Welsh-Huggins - ap
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - A judge on Tuesday sentenced a Somali immigrant to 10 years in prison for plotting to blow up an Ohio shopping mall with a man later convicted of being an al-Qaida terrorist. Nuradin Abdi, a cell phone salesman before his arrest, will be deported to Somalia after serving the sentence. U.S. District Judge Algenon Marbley imposed the sentence as part of a plea deal Abdi agreed to in July. In a 20-minute statement to the court, Abdi's attorney Mahir Sherif said his client apologized to the people of the United States, the people of Ohio and the...
  • Sources: More Terror Arrests To Come (Columbus, Ohio)

    06/16/2004 6:59:17 AM PDT · by flutters · 40 replies · 558+ views
    NBC 4 Columbus ^ | June 16, 2004
    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- High-ranking officials said the arrest of a Columbus terror suspect won't be the last in Ohio's capital city, NewsChannel 4's Elenora Andrews reported. The FBI and Ohio's terrorism task force say they are still tracking terror in the city. A key federal official told NewsChannel 4, "There is more to come" in Columbus, Andrews reported. Ohio's top law enforcement officials said the arrest of Nuradin Abdi, 32, who was accused of planning to blow up a Columbus-area shopping mall, should serve as a wake-up call. "Understand that we are at war with terrorism, we are at war...
  • Ohio man pleads guilty in alleged terror plot

    06/03/2008 3:55:54 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 14 replies · 340+ views
    AP via brietbart ^ | Jun 3, 2008 | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A man accused of joining al-Qaida in the early 1990s and helping teach fellow Muslim extremists how to bomb U.S. and European targets pleaded guilty Tuesday to planning terrorist attacks. Christopher Paul, 44, pleaded guilty to a count that carries a maximum life prison sentence, but entered into a plea agreement with prosecutors that calls for a 20-year term. U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Frost accepted the plea but said he would not give final approval to the deal until he sees the government's pre-sentence report, which is not expected for several months. No sentencing date...
  • Man Pleads Guilty In Shopping Mall Bomb Plot

    08/02/2007 4:00:33 AM PDT · by EBH · 18 replies · 608+ views
    Ohio News Now ^ | 7/31/2007 | Staff Reporter
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - A Somali pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday to a charge involving a plot to blow up a central Ohio shopping mall. Nuradin Abdi agreed to plead guilty to conspiring to providing material support for terrorists, 10TV's Kevin Landers reported. He was indicted on four counts but only pleaded guilty to the conspiracy to provide material support charge, Landers reported. Abdi was scheduled to go on trial in federal court next week, 10TV reported. Abdi was accused of wanting to blow up a shopping mall. The target was never made public, 10TV News reported. Abdi's attorney...
  • Suspect Pleads Guilty in Ohio Mall Plot ( Religion of Peace ? )

    07/31/2007 6:17:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies · 1,330+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 31 | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS
    A Somali immigrant the government says plotted to blow up an Ohio shopping mall pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiring to provide material support to terrorists. Nuradin Abdi, 35, entered his plea before U.S. District Judge Algenon Marbley a week before his trial had been expected to start Aug. 6. "In this climate an American jury, we felt, could potentially find him guilty because of all this negative stuff that's coming in, and if they found him guilty he was looking at spending the rest of his life in custody," said Abdi's attorney, Mahir Sherif. "The government came back with another...
  • Abdi Trial In Holding Pattern

    02/10/2006 9:59:25 PM PST · by Cboldt · 4 replies · 256+ views
    Ohio News Now ^ | February 10, 2006 | Pool Reporter
    A Somali native accused of plotting to blow up a Columbus area mall is now in a legal holding pattern. A judge has ordered a psychological exam for Nuradin Abdi, but it may take three months for the results to be released. It appears the FBI started paying close attention to Abdi five years ago. That's when court documents accuse him of taking part in terrorist training, just four months after landing on US soil. In January, 1999 Abdi entered the US from the United Arab Emirates. ... Abdi returned to the US nearly a year later, in March of...
  • Dems Register Al Qaida Terrorists in Ohio Vote Drive

    10/24/2004 2:55:37 PM PDT · by concretebob · 27 replies · 1,038+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 24 October 2004
    Democratic Party activist groups in Ohio have registered at least two known terrorists involved in a plot to blow up a shopping center in a bid to get out the vote for John Kerry.
  • Mental examination ordered for terror suspect (You have to register to get to the page online)

    06/17/2004 11:51:40 AM PDT · by Eagle of Liberty · 5 replies · 146+ views
    Dayton Daily News ^ | June 17, 2004 | Self
    Mental examination ordered for terror suspect Attorney: Client's health failed while in U.S. custody By Susanne CervenkaDayton Daily News COLUMBUS | A federal magistrate Wednesday ordered terror suspect Nuradin Abdi of Columbus to undergo psychiatric evaluation and treatment to see if he is competent to stand trial. ADVERTISEMENT Top 5 stories Deputies arrest concealed-carry permit holder Jury recommends life without parole Schools' preliminary test scores on Web Artifacts displayed at Wilberforce museum 'Future of Rock 'n' Roll' has Net site  Abdi's attorney Mahir Sherif, a San Diego-based immigration and criminal defense lawyer, asked for the evaluation because he said Abdi, 32, at times does...
  • Terrorist sent to Psych Ward!

    06/16/2004 6:15:12 PM PDT · by missyme · 11 replies · 171+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | June 16th,2004
    COLUMBUS, Ohio A federal magistrate on Wednesday ordered a man charged with plotting to blow up a shopping mall to be transferred to a federal psychiatric facility to determine if he is mentally competent. The evidence Magistrate Mark Abel used to determine why Nuradin Abdi should be sent to the facility has been sealed. Authorities have accused Abdi, 32, of plotting to blow up a mall with admitted al-Qaida member Iyman Faris, who is now imprisoned for never-acted-on plans to sabotage the Brooklyn Bridge. The indictment against Abdi, a Somali national, was unsealed on Monday. More than 100 supporters gathered...
  • Competency Evaluation Ordered in Mall Plot

    06/16/2004 1:05:35 PM PDT · by TexKat · 6 replies · 249+ views
    AP ^ | 6/16/04 | CARRIE SPENCER
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - A federal magistrate on Wednesday ordered a man charged with plotting to blow up a shopping mall to be transferred to a federal psychiatric facility to determine if he is mentally competent. The evidence Magistrate Mark Abel used to determine why Nuradin Abdi should be sent to the facility was not disclosed publicly. Authorities have accused Abdi, 32, of plotting to blow up a mall with admitted al-Qaida member Iyman Faris, who is now imprisoned for never-acted-on plans to sabotage the Brooklyn Bridge. The indictment against Abdi, a Somali national, was unsealed Monday. The FBI said no...
  • SOMALI BOMBER GOT IN FREE

    06/16/2004 5:44:33 AM PDT · by KMC1 · 13 replies · 683+ views
    CROSSWALK/Houston Chronicle ^ | 6.16.2004 | McCullough/Malkin
    COLUMBUS, OH - More details are being made public as to how Nuradin M. Abdi plotted the destruction of a shopping mall in Ohio working in close conjunction with Al-Qaida. Reports are confirming that Abdi recieved his Al-Qaida training while in Ethiopia. Abdi is orginally from Somalia. The curious part of the story is how he entered the U.S. It appears that he was in possession of an illegitimate refugee travel document. Once in America he melted into the Somali community in Columbus Ohio.
  • Michelle Malkin - America's insane asylum for terrorists

    06/15/2004 10:51:50 PM PDT · by kattracks · 17 replies · 225+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 6/16/04 | Michelle Malkin
    Do you know how the alleged "shopping-mall" bomber entered our country? He didn't cross the border illegally. He didn't sneak in on a ship. He came through the front door at America's invitation. Nuradin M. Abdi, who was indicted last week for plotting with al Qaeda to blow up an Ohio shopping mall, flew here from Somalia and received bogus "refugee" status in 1999, according to authorities. Prosecutors allege that Abdi then fraudulently obtained a refugee travel document, which he used to fly to Ethiopia for jihad training. After returning, Abdi blended back into the American landscape along with tens of...
  • Somali charged in al Qaeda mall bombing plot

    06/14/2004 10:00:36 AM PDT · by playball0 · 29 replies · 361+ views
    CNN ^ | 6/14/2004 | CNN
    Attorney General John Ashcroft announces four-count terrorism indictment against a Somali held in Ohio. WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A Somali citizen held in immigration custody in Cincinnati, Ohio, has been indicted in an alleged al Qaeda plot to bomb an Ohio shopping mall, Justice Department officials said Monday. Nuradin Abdi, 32, of Somalia was indicted on four charges of providing material support to al Qaeda, U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft announced. Another law enforcement official said Abdi had a relationship with Iyman Faris, an Ohio truck driver convicted last year of providing material support for al Qaeda. "It is alleged that...
  • Shopping mall plot in Ohio, Ashcroft to announce...

    06/14/2004 8:33:00 AM PDT · by dakine · 379 replies · 1,320+ views
    WMAL-AM 630
    Ashcroft to announce shortly about Somali's plan targeting mall in Ohio.