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Indictment: Saudi-American financed jihad in Somalia and Syria

October 7, 2013

Gufran Ahmed Kauser Mohammed, a naturalized U.S. citizen living in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, has been arrested and extradited to Florida where he awaits trial along with a Kenyan for supporting terrorism.

Mohammed wired money to the al-Shabaab terrorist organization in Somalia, and he intended to recruit jihadists on behalf of Al Qaeda in Iraq to serve with the al-Nusra Front in Syria.

The international nature of Mohammed’s financial enterprise confirms, once again, the central role played by Saudis in exporting Salafist terrorism around the world.  The wars in Somalia and Syria not “nationalist” uprisings to oust corrupt or despotic leaders:  they are the results of transnational Islamic political ideology.

From VOA in August:

US Charges 2 Men With Trying to Support al-Qaida

U.S. federal prosecutors have charged two men with attempting to provide support for al-Qaida and two affiliated militant groups.

Gufran Ahmed Kauser Mohammed, 30, and Mohamed Hussein Said, 25, made their initial appearance in a federal court in Miami, Florida on Thursday.

The two men are accused of conspiring to provide and attempting to provide material support to al-Qaida, al-Qaida in Iraq and the Somali militant group al-Shabab.

Prosecutors say they conspired to raise money and recruits for the groups.  They say Mohammed wired money to Said for the purpose of supporting al-Shabab, and to another person whom he believed was a fundraiser and recruiter for al-Qaida and al-Qaida in Iraq.

They say the men also agreed to support al-Qaida by moving experienced al-Shabab fighters to the conflict in Syria.

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