He recruited Americans to wage jihad overseas. From AP:
WASHINGTON — A Palestinian with links to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and an Egyptian were charged Thursday with providing financial support for terror groups and recruiting would-be terrorists, including alleged al-Qaida plotter Jose Padilla.
A 10-count federal grand jury indictment returned in Miami charges Adhan Amin Hassoun and Mohamed Hesham Youssef with providing material support and conspiracy to provide material support to terrorist organizations. Both men already are jailed — Hassoun in Florida and Youssef in Egypt.
According to the indictment, Hassoun wrote checks totaling $53,000 between 1994 and May 2002 to charities and individuals with ties to terrorism. From a base in Broward County, Fla., Hassoun also allegedly recruited people in the United States for Islamic “jihad,” or holy war, in Afghanistan, Somalia, Chechnya and Kosovo.
“This indictment alleges that an individual living here in the United States, enjoying all the freedoms that our society has to offer, was secretly plotting to support murder and terror being perpetrated by violent jihadists overseas,” Attorney General John Ashcroft said.