Muslim congessman Keith Ellison silent as usual. via Jury convicts Mahamud Said Omar in Somalia terrorism case – Minneapolis News and Weather KMSP FOX 9.
Jurors have delivered a guilty verdict in the trial of a Minnesota man accused of helping send men to Somalia to join the al-Qaida-linked group al-Shabab.
Mahamud Said Omar was convicted on all five terrorism-related counts in the FBI’s investigation into what it called a “terror pipeline” dating back to 2007.
Omar has been accused of providing material support during the recruitment of more than 20 Minneapolis-area Somali men who returned to their native land to join al-Shabab.
“You cannot cross certain lines, and one of those lines is: You cannot provide material support to a designated terrorist organization such as al-Shabab,” said U.S. attorney B. Todd Jones.
Unless you are the U.S. government who regularly hires Muslim Brotherhood associates, meets with Hamas front groups and is currently funding designated terrorist organizations in Syria.
Prosecutors say Omar bought plane tickets to Somalia for Minnesota recruits and paid for weapons for some of them, even accusing Omar of using the young men as “cannon fodder.”
The government claimed most of the recruiting was done in secret meetings at the south Minneapolis mosque where Omar worked as a part-time janitor. During the trial, witnesses testified that he helped buy AK-47s for the recruits.
And why is the mosque still open? The feds bugged John Gotti’s hangout to catch him, why not imams?
Some of the recruits are believed to have been killed by the terror group once they went to Somalia, others would carry out attacks — including the first-known U.S.-born suicide bomber.
After the verdict was read, Omar smiled and raised both of his hands to waive to his family members in the courtroom.
The judge did not set a sentencing date after the verdict was read, but Omar could face life in prison.