Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Four more men convicted in the government's investigation into terror
recruiting for al-Shabab in Somalia are scheduled to be sentenced in
The defendants who face sentencing Tuesday include
two men who left Minnesota to join the terrorist group and one man who
has been characterized as a recruiter.
During last year's trial
of another defendant, witnesses said Omer Abdi Mohamed used his
knowledge of the Quran to convince them they had a duty to fight. After
the trial, Mohamed was arrested when the court learned he was working at
a school. A federal judge called him "a danger to the community."
Mohamed's attorney has denied that his client was a recruiter.
Authorities say that since 2007, more than 20 young men have left Minnesota to join al-Shabab.