A video purported to be by Somalia’s al Qaeda-linked rebel group al-Shabab urged Muslims to attack shopping malls in the U.S., Canada, Britain and other Western countries.
A former Army soldier accused of trying to provide support to a terrorist organization in Somalia after he left the military intends to plead guilty in connection with the case, court documents show.
One of the al-Shabab attackers behind the weekend Kenyan mall siege allegedly pleaded for forgiveness from a six-year-old boy during the attack, saying: “Please forgive me, we are not monsters,” before letting the boy and his family escape.
President Barack Obama has phoned Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to express the United States’ condolences after a terrorist attack on a Nairobi shopping mall.
A former Army soldier accused of trying to provide support to a terrorist organization in Somalia after he left the military has asked a court to dismiss the case against him, saying he never had any contact with the group.
A most-wanted American jihadi in Somalia said Friday that the leader of Islamic extremist rebels in Somali was starting a civil war, just hours after an assassination attempt left the Alabama native with a neck wound.
Federal prosecutors are seeking more than 12 years in prison for a Muslim convert from Brooklyn who pleaded guilty to posting online threats against the creators of the “South Park” television show.