October 11, 2013

California Man Charged With Material Support for al-Qaeda


A Garden Grove man was arrested Friday morning on federal charges that he provided support to the terrorist organization al-Qaida, according to the FBI.

Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen, also known as “Hasan Abu Omar Ghannoum,” 24, was taken into custody at a bus station in Santa Ana where he was attempting to board a bus headed for Mexico, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a brief statement emailed to news media.

Nguyen had been named in a two-count indictment returned Friday by a Los Angeles federal grand jury, the FBI stated.

He was charged with knowingly attempting to provide material support to al-Qaida and making false statements in an application for a passport.

Nguyen had been “radicalized” and wanted to become a “foot soldier” for al-Qaida, sources told the Los Angeles Times.

Facebook has one Hasan Abu Omar Ghannoum from Garden Grove.


Her lists himself as a member of California State University at Fullerton's Muslim Students Association.

He had attended a gun show on Nov 25th of last year.

Hat Tip: Twitchy

By Howie at 03:59 PM | Comments |