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US Man Pleads Guilty to Aiding Somali Militants

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A man has pleaded guilty to helping recruit young Somali-American men from the U.S. state of Minnesota to return to their homeland in an effort to overthrow the Somali government. The U.S. Justice Department said 26-year-old Omer Abdi Mohamed pleaded guilty Monday to charges of conspiring to murder, kidnap and maim abroad. He faces up […]

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American Pleads Guilty to Terror Charge

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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A sixth person has pleaded guilty to helping recruit Somalis from the U.S. state of Minnesota to return to their homeland in an effort to overthrow the Somali government. The Somali nationals were to join the al-Shebab terror group. The U.S. Justice Department said 26-year-old Omer Abdi Mohamed pleaded guilty Monday. The charges included conspiring […]

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Father of NY Terror Plotter Charged

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. federal prosecutors are charging the father of an admitted terrorist with lying to investigators and hiding evidence in the case of his son, who plotted to bomb the New York City subway system. Afghanistan-born U.S. citizen Mohammed Zazi pleaded not guilty Monday to two counts of obstruction of justice and conspiracy. Prosecutors at the […]

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US Man Charged With Inciting Terrorism

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. man has been charged with using a website to “promote violent jihad” and posting instructions on how to make a bomb. The U.S. Justice Department said Thursday 22-year-old Emerson Begolly moderates the popular Ansar al-Mujahideen English Forum. In a statement, officials accused Begolly of placing a number of postings in the last year, […]

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Ugandan Police Warn of Terror Attacks

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Uganda have issued a terror alert, days before the one-year anniversary of twin suicide bombings that killed 76 people. A police spokeswoman said Thursday that authorities have received credible information indicating Somalia’s al-Shabab militants may be planning another attack. The spokeswoman, Judith Nabakoba, said the group could strike between Thursday and early next […]

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Republicans Blast Obama Administration’s Handling of Somali Terror Suspect

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Republican lawmakers are criticizing the Obama administration’s decision to bring a Somali terrorism suspect to New York for trial in a civilian court. On Wednesday, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell called Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame a “foreign enemy combatant” and said he should be treated as one. McConnell said Warsame should have been sent to […]

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Somali Man Brought to US To Face Terror Charges

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. officials say a Somali man accused of ties to Islamist militant groups was interrogated for nearly two months aboard a U.S. warship and is now in New York to face terrorism charges. The officials say Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame was questioned at sea by intelligence officials for his connections to the Somalia-based al-Shabab militant group […]

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EU Court Convicts Kosovo Albanian of Terrorism

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A European Union court in Kosovo has convicted a Kosovo Albanian of terrorism and sentenced him to 10 years in prison. European authorities said Thursday the court found Asim Sopa, a member of the Albanian National Army, guilty of firing a rocket at the Pristina offices of a United Nations prosecutor in 2003. The U.N., […]

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Indonesian Cleric Sentenced to 15 Years in Terror Trial

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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A court sentenced Indonesian radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir on Thursday to 15 years in prison for his role in setting up and financing a terrorist training camp. The white-robed preacher showed little reaction to the sentence, which came at the end of a six-month trial. Around 3,000 Indonesian security forces were on guard around […]

Indonesia Mounts Security Cordon Ahead of Bashir Verdict

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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Around 3,000 Indonesian security forces are on guard around a Jakarta courthouse where judges are about to deliver their verdict in the terrorism trial of a radical Islamist preacher. Several hundred supporters of Abu Bakar Bashir packed the courtroom and are watching outside on television monitors, awaiting what many expect will be a guilty verdict. […]