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  • San Diego Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to al Shabaab

    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.fbi.gov/sandiego/press-releases/2011/san-diego-woman-pleads-guilty-to-conspiracy-to-provide-material-support-to-al-shabaab San Diego Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to al Shabaab U.S. Attorney’s Office December 01, 2011 Southern District of California SAN DIEGO—Nima Yusuf, 25, a resident of San Diego, pleaded guilty today in federal court in San Diego to conspiring to provide material support to al Shabaab, a foreign terrorist organization, U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy announced. Yusuf entered her plea before Magistrate Judge Ruben B. Brooks, and the plea is subject to final acceptance by U.S. District Judge Barry Ted Moskowitz at or before sentencing. As part of...
  • Britons held as ransom drop goes wrong (Somalia pirates)

    05/28/2011 6:09:16 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 7 replies
    Financial Times (UK) ^ | May 27 2011 22:25 | Katrina Manson in Nairobi
    Three Britons have been arrested in Somalia after a $3.6m ransom drop to release two vessels from pirates went wrong, according to diplomats. The Foreign Office confirmed the arrests on Friday, three days after they were seized. “We are aware of the arrest of three British nationals in Somalia. We are in touch with their employer,” it said, without identifying the company. ... The senior western diplomat said two planes, intended for Galkacyo, a contested town on the edge of northern Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland, were intercepted at Mogadishu airport, the Somali capital, where fierce fighting with al-Shabaab Islamist...
  • Somali Family Laments Kidnapping of Christian Girl

    10/07/2010 1:02:14 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies
    ASSIST NEWS SERVICE ^ | October 6, 2010 | Dan Wooding
    Note: Photo included. NOTE The following text is a quote: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 Somali Family Laments Kidnapping of Christian Girl Islamist extremist insurgents abducted 15-year-old nearly eight months ago By Dan Wooding Founder of ASSIST Ministries MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (ANS) -- Compass Direct News (CDN) is reporting that an underground Christian family from central Somalia is agonizing over the kidnapping of their daughter nearly eight months ago by Islamic militants bent on punishing those who leave Islam. Al Shabaab gunmen in Somalia Ghelle Hassan Aded told Compass that he has not seen his 15-year-old daughter, Anab Ghelle Hassan, since Islamic...
  • Push for Islamic Courts in Kenya Alarms Christians

    02/13/2010 11:25:50 PM PST · by Cindy · 13 replies · 596+ views
    ASSIST NEWS SERVICE ^ | February 11, 2010 | Dan Wooding
    Note: The following text is a quote: Thursday, February 11, 2010 Push for Islamic Courts in Kenya Alarms Christians Emergence of Somali-related Islamic extremists puts authorities on high alert By Dan Wooding Founder of ASSIST Ministries NAIROBI, KENYA (ANS) -- Compass Direct News (CDN) is reporting that a constitutional battle to expand the scope of Islamic courts in the east African country of Kenya threatens to ignite religious tensions at a time when authorities are on high alert against Muslim extremists with ties to Somalia. Authorities took note of sympathizers of Islamic extremists at protest in Nairobi, Kenya last month...
  • 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...
  • Somalia: Islam is Official Religion, Conversion is Banned

    09/21/2006 12:16:45 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 20 replies · 4,336+ views
    AllAfrica ^ | Sep, 21, 2006
    Somalia is officially an Islamic state and conversion is prohibited. The country has a population of approximately 8.3 million, nearly all of them Sunni Muslims. There is a small, extremely low-profile Christian community. According to the International Religious Freedom Report 2006 issued by the US State Department last Friday, proselytizing for any religion except Islam is prohibited in Puntland and Somaliland and effectively blocked by informal social consensus elsewhere in the country. Somalia has had no government since the fall of Siad Barre in 1991. The Union of Islamic Courts (UIC), which grew out of individual courts' efforts to establish...