Thursday May 5, 2022
A federal prosecutor says a Dutch woman has been convicted
of raising money for the Somali terrorist group al-Shabab.
U.S. Attorney Jessica Aber in Virginia says in a news release
that 38-year-old Farhia Hassan was convicted on Tuesday of conspiring to
provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization.
According to court records and evidence, Hassan was involved
with a group of women from more than a dozen countries who coordinated the
Their lawyers said amounts were negligible, totaling a few
thousand dollars, and their goal was to care for injured al-Shabab soldiers,
which can’t be criminalized under international treaties.