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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Somali terror trial: Suicide bomber was reluctant terrorist, jury hears

This combination of undated file photos shows, from left: Mohamud Said Omar, Abdifatah Yusuf Isse and Salah Osman Ahmed. Ahmed and Isse, who are among more than 20 young men who left Minnesota since 2007 to join al-Shabab, are expected to testify against Omar who is accused of helping to send fighters and money to the al-Qaida linked group in Somalia. Omar faces five terror-related charges in a federal a trial in Minneapolis. (AP File Photos)

Shirwa Mohamud Ahmed was the reluctant terrorist.
The 2000 graduate of Roosevelt High School had fallen in with a small band of men who planned to return to their homeland of Somalia to fight for the militant group al-Shabaab. But in late 2007, he dropped out, saying that Islamic scholars he'd met in Saudi Arabia told him it was wrong to fight. Read the rest of the story here


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