Florida: Two Muslims plead not guilty to financing al-Qaeda and other jihadi groups

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Robert Spencer from Jihad Watch reports, “If they are found guilty, this will be two more U.S.-based Muslims [who] fail to grasp the basic, obvious, and universally held truth that Islam is a Religion of Peace. Why does this keep happening? What a head-scratcher!”

The two Muslim men from Florida are: Mohamed Hussein Said, a Kenyan involved with al-Shabaab, and Gufran Ahmed Kauser Mohammed, a naturalized U.S. citizen from India who relocated in 2011 to Saudi Arabia.

Associated Press, “2 in Fla. Terror Case Plead Not Guilty” August 13:

MIAMI — Two men accused in South Florida of providing thousands of dollars and fighter recruits to terrorist organizations overseas have pleaded not guilty to a 15-count federal indictment.A judge on Tuesday also ordered 30-year-old Gufran Ahmed Kauser Mohammed and 25-year-old Mohamed Hussein Said held without bail. Both men are charged with conspiracy and attempting to provide material support to al-Qaida and two affiliated terrorist organizations in Syria and East Africa.

Prosecutors say an FBI undercover agent posing as a terror financing middleman used Internet chat rooms to build cases against the men. They were both arrested in Saudi Arabia earlier this month and flown to the U.S. to face the charges.

The indictment says Mohammed sent thousands of dollars in wire transfers intended to support the terror groups.

Florida was home to eleven of the nineteen 9/11 hijackers. All of them held expired visas, had accounts with Suntrust Bank and valid Florida driver’s licences. Florida is mentioned fifty-six times in the 9/11 Commission report. Three of the hijackers, including Mohammed Atta, learned to fly the airplanes used on 9/11 in Venice, FL.


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