Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Al-Shabaab ...the San Diego connection (personally I think they're all over the country)

Three California Men Charged with Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to Al-Shabaab

Moalin, Basaaly Saeed et al.
Basaaly Saeed Moalin et al. (Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to Al-Shabaab)
Published: November 03, 2010

 Indictment (click on Indictment link for document at left) San Diego residents Basaaly Saeed Moalin, Mohamed Mohamed Mohamud, aka Mohamed Khadar, and Issa Doreh were charged in California federal court with conspiracy to provide material support to Shabaab al-Mujahideen. According to the indictment, "Moalin, Mohamud, and Doreh conspired to provide money to al-Shabaab...The indictment further alleges that, in late 2007 and early 2008, Moalin was in direct telephone contact with Aden Hashi Ayrow, who was a prominent military leader of al-Shabaab. Ayrow requested money from Moalin, who then coordinated the fund-raising efforts and money transfers with Mohamud and Doreh. According to the indictment, Moalin also provided a house in Somalia, knowing the house would be used in preparation for, and to carry out, a conspiracy to kill persons in a foreign country. The indictment alleges that after Ayrow’s death on May 1, 2008, the conspirators continued to transfer money from San Diego to Somalia to fund terrorist activities."

More on Al-Shabaab ( from Kansas City)
Somali Soldiers Retreat From Battle With Al Shabaab
Closely aligned with al-Qaeda, Al-Shabaab is apowerful terrorist group in Somalia.  
Reporter: From
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SOMALIA -- Somalia's military forces retreated from a major town on its border with Kenya and Ethiopia when the terrorist group Al Shabaab retook the town on Friday, according to U.S. counterterrorism experts.
Government forces and Ahlu Sunna Waljama’ fighters had controlled the town of Belet-hawo this month, but have experienced a surge of enemy fighters.
Mohamoud Hussein, a local official, released a statement that "they left the town because they feared civilian casualties would increase if Al Shabaab attacked the town." Thousands of local civilians have fled their homes as the terrorists advanced.
Hussein said Somali soldiers are now in place to attempt a recapture of Belet-hawo and they hoped to clear the Al Shabaab from the Gedo region in southern Somalia.
Sheikh Bishar Adam Hassan, the commander of the Al Shabaab force, boasted that his "jihadists" had retaken the town.
According to a United Nations press statement, more than 50,000 Somalis have abandoned their homes and are facing a horrible exile in refugee camps located in neighboring Kenya.
There has been a fierce battle between Somali government forces and Al Shabaab with the terror group waging an all-out war against Somalia's government in an effort to impose a stricter form of Islamic law, or Shariah. The group's reign of terror includes public beheadings and stonings.
In one terrorist attack in Mogadishu, Al-Shabaab terrorists killed and injured innocent civilians at a graduation ceremony for Somali medical students. The attack also resulted in the deaths of the Ministers of Health, Higher Education and Education of the Somali Transitional Federal Government.

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