Muslim gang bangers who rape and violently force underage girls into prostitution get Islamic prayer time during the trial? Judge Dhimmi reporting for duty. via Suspects facing trial in sex trafficking ring that included Twin Cities – TwinCities.com.
More than a dozen people accused in a sex trafficking ring run by Somali gangs that reached from Minnesota to Tennessee are facing trial in Nashville.
Out of the total 30 who were indicted, 15 are going to trial this week on charges of conspiracy to commit sexual trafficking of children by force, fraud or coercion and charges related to the sexual trafficking of two unidentified juvenile females, who prosecutors say were ages 14 or younger at the time of the offenses.
Jury selection was scheduled to begin Tuesday, March 20, and the trial is expected to last about two months.
The indictment, which was originally unsealed in 2010 and amended by a superseding indictment in 2011, says the defendants, many of them from the Somali immigrant communities in the Twin Cities and Nashville, were members or associates of three gangs called the Somali Outlaws, the Somali Mafia and the Lady Outlaws The gang members are accused of forcing teenage girls into prostitution and operated in St. Paul; Minneapolis; Columbus, Ohio; and Nashville. Four unidentified female victims are listed in the indictment.
The indictment accuses the gangs of finding and recruiting young girls, some also Somali, for the purpose of prostitution in exchange for money and drugs between 2000 and 2010. The indictment lists instances in which a young Somali girl, identified as Jane Doe #1, was taken from Minneapolis to Nashville and Columbus to have sex with gang members and others.
The indictment says that another young Somali girl, Jane Doe #2, was told that using her for prostitution was referred to as a “mission” and other gang members wouldn’t be charged to have sex with her. Some of the victims are expected to testify during the trial.
Many of the defendants have remained in federal custody since their arrests in 2010 and all 15 are represented by separate defense attorneys. The defendants are Abdifatah Jama Adan, Ahmad Abdulnasir Ahmad, Musse Ahmed Ali, Hassan Ahmed Dahir, Faduma Mohamed Farah, Idris Ibrahim Fahra, Abdullahi Hashi, Fatah Haji Hashi, Abdirahman Abderazak Hersi, Dahir Nor Ibrahim, Abdifatah Bashir Jama, Andrew Kayachith, Fuad Faisal Nur, Yasin Abdirhaman Yusuf and Mohamed Ahmed Amalle.
All citizens of Muslim Congressman Keith Ellison’s state.
The trial could involve about two hundred witnesses, including many who are being brought from Minnesota. U.S. District Court Judge William Haynes is allowing the defendants to take scheduled Muslim prayer breaks during the proceedings.
Most of the defense attorneys declined to comment before the trial, but some said they expected this to be a complicated trial for the attorneys and the jurors.
A proposed questionnaire for potential jurors includes questions about opinions about Somalis, immigrants and recent protests over the building of mosques in Murfreesboro, Tenn., and New York City.
Surely everyone involved will say this has nothing to do with Islam, despite the Islamic prayer breaks that all jurors will likely have to witness. So why ask about mosques that were built despite zoning laws being violated?
This is the case the barely made it to trial due to the dhimmitude of a US attorney (probably on orders from Eric Holder).
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