Minneapolis: Somali Muslim terror suspects used college loans to finance jihad travels

Hanad Mustafe Musse, 19

Two Twin Cities men charged with conspiracy to fight alongside terrorists now face financial fraud charges for allegedly using their college loans to purchase airline tickets to fly to the Middle East.

In a superseding indictment unsealed Tuesday by the U.S. attorney’s office in Minnesota, Hamza Ahmed and Hanad Mustafe Musse were charged with using more than $1,000 of financial aid provided to them.

Ahmed, 21, from Savage, and Musse, 19, of Minneapolis, are among seven young Somali-Americans from Minnesota who face charges of planning to leave the United States and fight alongside Islamic extremist groups. Six of them were charged in April.

During the last two years, more than 20 Somali-Americans from Minnesota have left to fight alongside terrorists with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, according to the FBI…

  • I bet every western nation is taken to the cleaners this way.

    • Frau Katze


    • ellake

      yup ,IS advised their followers to do so – to max their Visa cards, get the biggest possible loans, things like that – and go to Iraq or Syria with the money.

    • Linda1000

      There’s a flaw in the student loan system (at least in AB) as the loan cheques are mailed or deposited right into student accounts as it’s a personal loan. Its easy for students to just exit overseas with the money instead of paying the fees to the school where they have registered.

  • bob e

    hopin’ he’ll get greased in some battle ..

  • Linda1000

    Here’s kind of a funny story of another Somali guy from Minneapolis running off to Syria to avoid paying support to his exes and nine kids.
    Seems like a reasonable idea for going jihad?