A “Minnesota man,” eh?
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7, 1941: A group of Japanese men were accused today of bombing the U.S. Navy base here. President Roosevelt took to the airwaves to assure the nation that the attack had nothing whatsoever to do with the Japanese Empire, and to warn against a “backlash” against Japanese people living in America. Stay tuned for an update on Rita Hayworth.
“Another Defendant in Terror-Recruiting Case Pleads Guilty,” by Dave Aeikens and Ellen Galles, KSTP.com, April 25, 2016 (thanks to WL):
A Minnesota man arrested in 2015 on charges he and several others were trying to assist the Islamic State terror group pleaded guilty Monday in federal court.
Hamza Ahmed pleaded guilty to conspiracy and student financial fraud. He could get up to 20 years in prison.
He told the judge today that he originally pleaded ‘not guilty’ to appease his mother. He said she wanted to see his case go to trial and “she was a big influence in that.”
Judge Michael Davis ordered a pre-sentence investigation report, and will schedule a sentencing hearing after it is complete.
Ahmed was stopped at a New York City airport in November as he and three others were attempting to travel to Syria. Ahmed has been indicted on charges of lying to the FBI during a terrorism investigation, conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State terror group, and attempting to provide material support, according to federal charges….