Minnesota: Muslima accused of raising money for jihad arrested in court after refusing to stand for judge
Hassan and Ali: contempt for U.S. law
She doesn’t recognize the authority of American law, only Islamic law. So her intentions in the United States are subversive only. “Minn. woman facing Somalia terror case arrested,” by Amy Forliti for the Associated Press, October 3 (thanks to Block Ness):
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota woman accused of funneling money to a terrorist group in Somalia was handcuffed and removed from a courtroom Monday when she refused to stand for the judge hearing the case.
Amina Farah Ali, 35, was taken away as jury selection was to begin. Ali and another defendant, Hawo Mohamed Hassan, are accused of raising thousands of dollars to fund the movement of fighters and money from the U.S. to Somalia.
Ali’s attorney, Dan Scott, said she declined to stand on religious grounds, but Chief U.S. District Judge Michael Davis ordered marshals to arrest her. Davis had issued an order last week that all parties would follow the rules of courtroom decorum after Ali refused to stand at an earlier hearing….
Ali and Hassan maintain their innocence, saying they were collecting money and clothing for refugees. But prosecutors allege the women went door-to-door and held teleconferences to solicit donations for the fighters. In one of those recorded calls, investigators allege, Ali said to “forget about the other charities” and focus on “the jihad.” In others, both women speak with the leader of a militia allied with al-Shabab, and Ali gets updates on the fighting….
Posted by Robert on October 3, 2011