Now, Mohamed Haji, 28, of Lansing, Michigan, pleaded responsible to conspiring to provide product guidance to a selected international terrorist organization, namely the Islamic Condition of Iraq and al-Sham, aka ISIS. In January 2020, his co-defendants Muse Muse and Mohamud Muse pleaded guilty to the identical offense.
According to courtroom documents, amongst December 2018 and January 2019, co-defendant Muse Muse coordinated with an particular person he thought to be a Somali ISIS fighter to wire resources to be utilized to order airline tickets for vacation to Mogadishu, Somalia, where he considered he would meet up with an ISIS representative. All a few defendants: picked up funds to provide Muse Muse the money to travel to be a part of ISIS, pledged allegiance to ISIS in recorded video clips, and submitted their films to persons they considered had been involved with ISIS. Additionally, during the conspiracy, all a few defendants participated in a lot of discussions with regards to traveling overseas to join ISIS and even adopted fighter aliases by which they would be recognised when combating for ISIS.
On Jan. 21, 2019, distinctive brokers of the FBI and customers of its Joint Terrorism Activity Drive (JTTF) arrested defendant Muse Muse at the Gerald R. Ford Worldwide Airport in Grand Rapids, just after he checked in for a flight to the very first of a collection of destinations on his way to Mogadishu with the purpose of joining ISIS. Shortly thereafter, his brother Mohamud Muse and cousin Mohamed Haji ended up