A Somali man who plotted to kill U.S. military personnel in Texas asked a federal judge to send him back home to Somalia instead of sentencing him to time in prison. As Fox News reports, the court filing in the case of Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud shows him informing the judge, Michael Watson, who sentenced Mohamud to 22 years in prison, that he didn’t deserve prison.
Mohamud had planned to fly to Texas and attack the Federal Medical Center Carswell in Fort Worth, supposedly to free Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani scientist convicted of shooting at two U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. He had trained with al-Nusrah Front, a terrorist organization affiliated with al-Qaeda.
Mohamud wrote to the judge, “I truly don’t believe I deserve prison at all. So if the concern is risk assessment then deportation would set everyone’s hearts at ease.”