“Prosecutors Rick del Toro and Brian Frazier argued that Mohammed, who holds a master’s degree in computer science, possessed ‘a deep hatred for the country that provided him shelter, citizenship and education’ and that ‘his intent was to kill innocent American civilians,’ according to court papers.”
He had a master’s degree in computer science and thousands of dollars to give to jihad terror groups. Doesn’t he realize that terrorism is caused by poverty and lack of education?
“Man sentenced to 15 years in Miami case linked to al-Qaida,” by Jay Weaver, Miami Herald, December 17, 2014:
A naturalized U.S. citizen who had once lived in California was sentenced Wednesday in Miami federal court to the maximum 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to providing thousands of dollars in support to three U.S.-designated terrorist organizations operating under al-Qaida.
Gufran Ahmed Kauser Mohammed, 31, was convicted of a conspiracy conviction in July and sought a more lenient sentence before U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro. She rejected his request.
Prosecutors Rick del Toro and Brian Frazier argued that Mohammed, who holds a master’s degree in computer science, possessed “a deep hatred for the country that provided him shelter, citizenship and education” and that “his intent was to kill innocent American civilians,” according to court papers.
Mohammed was arrested last year in a Miami-based terrorism investigation led by an FBI employee, who engaged him and a co-defendant, Mohamed Hussein Said, 26, in an online, undercover financial scheme.
Mohammed and Said were charged with conspiring to provide a combined total of about $25,000 to the al-Qaida splinter groups.
Said, who is being held without bond and pleaded not guilty, is set for trial next May.
The Miami FBI employee posed as a brother and a sister who supported al-Qaida as a way to communicate in an Internet chat room with the two men overseas. The men were accused of plotting to finance the terrorist group’s battles in Syria and Somalia, according to an indictment.
The “online covert employee” assumed the role of the brother, saying he was an al-Qaida fighter. Then he switched to playing the sister, saying she could help collect money for the terrorist group….