Once again, as always, we see in stories like this one that investigators are focused narrowly upon the individual accused. What about the community in which Hinda Osman Dhirane lived? She must have friends, associates, contacts at the local mosque — any number of people may hold to the same views as she does, and some may even be involved in active jihad funding activity, as she apparently was. But perhaps to follow up on such matters would be “Islamophobic.”
“Police: Washington woman suspected of funding terrorists calls Boston Marathon bombing ‘blessing,'” KIROTV.com, July 30, 2014 (thanks to Benedict):
KIRO on Wednesday went to the home of a Washington state woman suspected of funding a terrorist group linked with al-Qaida.
Hinda Osman Dhirane was scheduled to be released from custody on Tuesday evening, and when KIRO’s Nick McGurk knocked on her door, a woman answered and then slammed the door.
Federal prosecutors say the Dhirane led a fundraising conspiracy by funneling money to a terrorist group called Al Shabaab, which has ties to al-Qaida in Somalia.
As part of the investigation, Dhirane had been wiretapped.
And KIRO found out that, in court Tuesday, prosecutors say she called the Boston Marathon bombing a “blessing.”
In another phone conversation she had allegedly “talked gleefully” about a mall attack in Kenya that killed 67 people.
A judge says Dhirane has to give up her passport as a condition of her electronic home monitoring and her next court date is in Virginia.