Two Americans Convicted of Getting Terrorist Training

On July 20, a Houston judge sentenced Daniel Joseph Maldonado, a U.S. citizen, to ten years in prison for receiving military training from a terrorist organization. Maldonado admitted traveling to Somalia in 2006 to join the Islamic Courts Union and elements of al-Qaeda to fight jihad against the Transitional Federal Government to establish an independent Islamic state in Somalia. And Mahmud Faruq Brent Al Mutazzim, a “Washington, D.C., cab driver who admitted he attended training camps in Pakistan was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison after he was portrayed as eager to serve a terrorist group,” reports the Associated Press. [View Justice Dept. press release] [View AP article]

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