Update June 10th: A Canadian Somali is believed to have been killed in the Jihad in Somalia, guess he wasn’t interested in the Canadian Dream either.
The twentieth man to prefer Jihad over the American Dream was arrested in Columbus, Ohio today.
From the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:
An Ohio man who once lived in Eden Prairie was arrested Thursday morning in Columbus, becoming the 20th person of Somali descent charged in Minnesota for allegedly supporting the terror group Al-Shabab.
Ahmed Hussein Mahamud, 26, made his initial appearance Thursday morning in federal court for the Southern District of Ohio. He is on his way to Minnesota to face charges that he provided money and personnel to Al-Shabab, a group defined as a terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department.
Al-Shabab is fighting a civil war for control of Somalia. A Minnesota man was killed last week while attempting a suicide bombing on behalf of Al-Shabab. His family believes the man is Farah Mohamed Beledi.
Beledi was one of 19 people who have been indicted in Minnesota for allegedly providing material support to a terrorist organization. Mahamud, who was indicted last week but whose indictment was sealed until his arrest Thursday, becomes the 20th.
We told you about #19, here, last week.
We first began reporting the Somali missing “youths” story in 2008, here. (I got tired of the updates by July 2009!)
How did we get so many Somali refugees? The US State Department brings them by the thousands each year, here.