November 19, 2013

Imam & 2 Others Sentenced in LA for Helping Shabaab

I emphasized the imam part because if this was a Baptist minister or a Catholic priest, it would be all over the news -- and rightly so. But we hold Muslims to such a low standard that this kind of story is back page everywhere except in LA -- and even there it's not the headline.

You mean a cleric was sending money to terrorists!?!?!?

Oh, he was Muslim. Eh, big deal:

Three Somali immigrants an imam, a cabdriver and an employee of a money transmitting business were sentenced Monday to federal prison for aiding a terrorist group in their homeland.

Basaaly Saeed Moalin, 36, the cabdriver, was sentenced to 18 years. Mohamed Mohamed Mohamud, 41, the imam, was sentenced to 13 years. Issa Doreh, 56, the employee of the money transmitting business, was sentenced to 10 years.

The three were convicted of a conspiracy to send money from San Diego to Somalia to help al-Shabaab, termed by the U.S. government as a terrorist group linked with Al Qaeda attempting to topple the shaky governments in Somalia, Yemen and elsewhere.

Thanks to Rahm at Terror Free Somalia.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 12:31 PM | Comments |