Prosecutors say member of alleged Minnesota ISIL recruit’s defense team preached jihad

Federal prosecutors say they have evidence that a member of the defense team in one of the Twin Cities ISIL terror cases was “apparently preaching about jihad and related topics.”

They say one of the accused co-conspirators in the ongoing prosecution referred to a member of another defendant’s defense team making the comments.

U.S. District Judge Michael Davis has ordered a hearing Friday to determine whether there are grounds to disqualify anyone representing Mohamed Farah, one of five co-defendants scheduled to stand trial on charges of conspiring to murder abroad and plotting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

According to Davis’ order, filed Monday, the government informed Farah on Friday that it planned to introduce testimony and evidence at trial in which a member of Farah’s team, Sheikh Hassan Jami, is mentioned preaching about jihad.

  • BillyHW


    • Shebel

      Possibly , but not nearly evolved enough to qualify.
      I think that an early ancestor to the Australopithecus is more appropriate.