….a woman this time! First we had Somali women in the sex slave business, now it’s terrorism.
We told you about the three indicted, here, earlier this month. Now comes news that a 24-year-old Somali woman, the mother of 5 or 6 kids, has been indicted in California on charges that she helped the terrorist group Al-shabaab raise money.
By the way, since we know San Diego has been a gateway in and out of the country, should the many visitors to her apartment be just passing through town?
Here is the story at Sign On San Diego, read it all to learn more about the woman from a neighbor.
SAN DIEGO — Federal prosecutors in San Diego have charged a woman with providing money and other assistance to the Somali terrorist organization al-Shabaab.
Nima Ali Yusuf, 24, was indicted by a federal grand jury on Friday on charges of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, conspiracy to provide material support to al-Shabaab and lying to a government agency investigating a terrorist matter.
Yusuf appeared in federal court Monday for an arraignment after being arrested Friday, according to the U.S. attorney’s office in San Diego. A hearing is scheduled for Thursday to determine whether she should be granted bail.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Sabrina L. Féve declined to comment Monday afternoon on the case until that court hearing.
Yusuf is the fourth Somali native living in San Diego to be charged this month with aiding al-Shabaab, a militia that has links to al-Qaeda. The group wants to establish an Islamic state in that war-torn country.
About 10,000 Somalis live in San Diego, mostly in the City Heights neighborhood, making it the second largest Somali community in the United States, behind Minnesota’s Twin Cities.
For new readers: We have admitted well over 100,000 Somali refugees to the US. To check out the numbers visit this post, one of our most widely read posts over the last few years. In FY2010 which ended September 30th the US State Department resettled 4,884 Somalis (here) to towns near you.
Also, after being closed for nearly two years, the US State Department is on the verge of resuming the fraud-ridden family reunification program that admitted as many as 36,000 Somalis fraudulently to the US between 2003 and 2008. See the latest on new regulations, here. The State Department is on the verge of re-opening the program.