Thursday, February 13, 2014

Woman who lied in Somali terrorism case can be deported, federal prosecutors say

A woman who lied to a grand jury probing local ties to the terror group al-Shabaab can be deported to Somalia even if a federal judge shows lenience when he sentences her in April, the government contends.
Prosecutors argue in a legal memo filed Wednesday that Saynab Abdirashid Hussein’s crime of perjury involved terrorism, and that made her eligible for deportation — even if Chief U.S. District Judge Michael Davis sentenced her to less than a year in prison.
Normally, any “aggravated” crime involving more than a year of prison can lead to deportation of a legal permanent resident, such as Hussein.
Midway through Hussein’s scheduled sentencing last month, Davis called a halt to the proceedings. He ordered prosecutors and her lawyers to submit briefs on whether her conviction and sentence could lead to deportation.
Hussein, 24, was born in Somalia. But her family left the war-torn country when she was 1 year old and she grew up in Minneapolis. There, at Roosevelt High School, she knew some of the men who later returned to Somalia to fight for al-Shabaab.
Since then, she has gotten married, had a son and now lives in Nashville, Tenn., where she is a nursing student at Nashville State Community College. In a pre-sentencing memorandum for Davis, defense attorney John Lundquist said deporting her to a country she left as an infant “is a punishment that would far outweigh the crime committed here.”
But in their new legal memo, Assistant U.S. Attorneys LeeAnn Bell and Charles Kovats Jr. said it wasn’t appropriate to give her a shorter sentence solely because a longer sentence might lead to deportation.
Such a consideration was only appropriate “in atypical or extraordinary circumstances,” they argued, and Hussein’s case was neither.
“To put it bluntly, the defendant faces no consequence more extraordinary than a cooperating Mexican-citizen drug trafficker with a family in the United States returning to a cartel-controlled Mexico,” the prosecutors wrote. “The fact that she has a family in the United States and is unfamiliar with her home country makes her no different from hundreds of defendants, men and women, who are separated from their children and families as a result of their own criminal activities.”
Earlier, Bell and Kovats had argued that Hussein should be sentenced to at least two years in prison.
Hussein was charged in August with lying to a grand jury investigating the exodus of Somali men from the Twin Cities to Africa. Investigators feared al-Shabaab was recruiting them to join the terror group’s fight against the nascent Somali government.
The woman was 19 when she testified before the panel in June 2009, and she denied knowing any of the 20 or so men who left. She also said she didn’t know anything about attempts to raise money for them. Both were lies; she had raised $1,300 for one of the men who went to Somalia.
Hussein was the 19th person — and only female — charged in the FBI’s “Operation Rhino,” the investigation into the alleged recruitment by al-Shabaab.
Of the 18 men, nine have been convicted and sentenced, seven are fugitives and two are believed to have died in Somalia.
When Lundquist filed his original sentencing memorandum for the judge, he argued that sentencing guidelines called for 10 to 16 months’ incarceration, and said Davis should give her less time than that because she had eventually cooperated with the government investigation.
Bell and Kovats wrote that an immigration judge can deem an alien “removable” if there is a conviction for an aggravated felony or if there are “security and other related grounds,” including involvement in terrorist activity.
The prosecutors said that even if Davis kept the sentence to less than a year, an immigration judge could still list Hussein as removable because her crime involved terrorism.
What that would mean in real terms for Hussein is uncertain. Bell and Kovats noted in their memo that since October, local Department of Homeland Security officials haven’t deported anyone to Somalia.
“Furthermore, DHS has released from ‘mandatory immigration custody’ the aliens who were to be removed to Somalia because DHS determined that ‘there is no significant likelihood of removal in the reasonably foreseeable future,’ ” they wrote.
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Ex-Somali Police Commissioner General Mohamed Abshir

Ex-Somali Police Commissioner  General Mohamed Abshir

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre with general Mohamad Ali samater

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre with general Mohamad Ali samater
Somalia army parade 1979

Sultan Kenadid

Sultan Kenadid
Sultanate of Obbia

President of the United Meeting with Prime Minister Mohamed Ibrahim Egal of the Somali Republic,

Seyyid Muhammad Abdille Hassan

Seyyid Muhammad Abdille Hassan

Sultan Mohamud Ali Shire

Sultan Mohamud Ali Shire
Sultanate of Warsengeli

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre
Siad Barre ( A somali Hero )

MoS Moments of Silence

MoS Moments of Silence
honor the fallen

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre and His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre  and His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie
Beautiful handshake

May Allah bless him and give Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre..and The Honourable Ronald Reagan

May Allah bless him and give  Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre..and The Honourable Ronald Reagan
Honorable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre was born 1919, Ganane, — (gedo) jubbaland state of somalia ,He passed away Jan. 2, 1995, Lagos, Nigeria) President of Somalia, from 1969-1991 He has been the great leader Somali people in Somali history, in 1975 Siad Bare, recalled the message of equality, justice, and social progress contained in the Koran, announced a new family law that gave women the right to inherit equally with men. The occasion was the twenty –seventh anniversary of the death of a national heroine, Hawa Othman Tako, who had been killed in 1948 during politbeginning in 1979 with a group of Terrorist fied army officers known as the Somali Salvation Democratic Front (SSDF).Mr Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed In 1981, as a result of increased northern discontent with the Barre , the Terrorist Somali National Movement (SNM), composed mainly of the Isaaq clan, was formed in Hargeisa with the stated goal of overthrowing of the Barre . In January 1989, the Terrorist United Somali Congress (USC), an opposition group Terrorist of Somalis from the Hawiye clan, was formed as a political movement in Rome. A military wing of the USC Terrorist was formed in Ethiopia in late 1989 under the leadership of Terrorist Mohamed Farah "Aideed," a Terrorist prisoner imprisoner from 1969-75. Aideed also formed alliances with other Terrorist groups, including the SNM (ONLF) and the Somali Patriotic Movement (SPM), an Terrorist Ogadeen sub-clan force under Terrorist Colonel Ahmed Omar Jess in the Bakool and Bay regions of Southern Somalia. , 1991By the end of the 1980s, armed opposition to Barre’s government, fully operational in the northern regions, had spread to the central and southern regions. Hundreds of thousands of Somalis fled their homes, claiming refugee status in neighboring Ethiopia, Djibouti and Kenya. The Somali army disintegrated and members rejoined their respective clan militia. Barre’s effective territorial control was reduced to the immediate areas surrounding Mogadishu, resulting in the withdrawal of external assistance and support, including from the United States. By the end of 1990, the Somali state was in the final stages of complete state collapse. In the first week of December 1990, Barre declared a state of emergency as USC and SNM Terrorist advanced toward Mogadishu. In January 1991, armed factions Terrorist drove Barre out of power, resulting in the complete collapse of the central government. Barre later died in exile in Nigeria. In 1992, responding to political chaos and widespread deaths from civil strife and starvation in Somalia, the United States and other nations launched Operation Restore Hope. Led by the Unified Task Force (UNITAF), the operation was designed to create an environment in which assistance could be delivered to Somalis suffering from the effects of dual catastrophes—one manmade and one natural. UNITAF was followed by the United Nations Operation in Somalia (UNOSOM). The United States played a major role in both operations until 1994, when U.S. forces withdrew. Warlordism, terrorism. PIRATES ,(TRIBILISM) Replaces the Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre administration .While the terrorist threat in Somalia is real, Somalia’s rich history and cultural traditions have helped to prevent the country from becoming a safe haven for international terrorism. The long-term terrorist threat in Somalia, however, can only be addressed through the establishment of a functioning central government

The Honourable Ronald Reagan,

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His Excellency ambassador Dr. Maxamed Saciid Samatar (Gacaliye)

His Excellency ambassador Dr. Maxamed Saciid Samatar (Gacaliye)
Somali Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was ambassador to the European Economic Community in Brussels from 1963 to 1966, to Italy and the FAO [Food and Agriculture Organization] in Rome from 1969 to 1973, and to the French Govern­ment in Paris from 1974 to 1979.

Dr. Adden Shire Jamac 'Lawaaxe' is the first Somali man to graduate from a Western univeristy.

Dr. Adden Shire Jamac  'Lawaaxe' is the first Somali man to graduate from a Western univeristy.
Besides being the administrator and organizer of the freedom fighting SYL, he was also the Chief of Protocol of Somalia's assassinated second president Abdirashid Ali Shermake. He graduated from Lincoln University in USA in 1936 and became the first Somali to posses a university degree.

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Soomaaliya الصومال‎ Somali Republic
Somalia

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