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Women urged donors to focus on jihad

April 19, 2011

The Muslim ladies and their lawyers claim in public that they “were collecting money and clothing for refugees in Somalia.”

But in government recorded phone conversations, the women encouraged potential zakat donors to focus on “the jihad.”  The money they collected went toward the jihadi terrorist organization al-Shabaab.

It does make one wonder about the typical public cover stories of Islamic charities, does it not?  From the Associated Press via the Grand Forks Herald on Apr. 14:

MINNEAPOLIS — While investigating whether two Rochester women were funneling money to a terror group in Somalia, FBI agents sifted through the trash of an apartment complex roughly 90 times, intercepted and recorded 30,000 phone calls and interviewed suspects more than once.

Details revealed in court Thursday hint at the scope and complexity of the investigation into Amina Farah Ali and Hawo Mohamed Hassan, two women who prosecutors say were part of a “deadly pipeline” routing money and fighters from the U.S. to al-Shabab.

Ali, 34, and Hassan, 60, will face trial Oct. 3 on multiple charges, including conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Prosecutors say they went door-to-door to collect funds and held teleconferences to solicit donations. In one of those calls, prosecutors say, Ali told others to “forget about the other charities” and focus on “the Jihad.”

The women have said they are innocent and were collecting money and clothing for refugees in Somalia. Their attorneys have filed numerous requests in the case: asking that the indictment be dismissed…

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