Reston Woman Gets 12 Years for Helping Al-Shabaab Terror Group

by RestonNow.com March 31, 2017 at 12:30 pm 9 Comments

Two women, including one from Reston, were sentenced to prison Friday for their support of foreign terrorist organization al-Shabaab.

Muna Osman Jama, 36, was arrested in 2014 on charges including conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. She was found guilty in a 2016 trial.

According to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice, Jama and 46-year-old Hinda Osman Dhirane of Washington state were sentenced Friday in Alexandria to 12 and 11 years, respectively.

According to court documents, Jama and Dhirane sent money to financiers of al-Shabaab in Somalia and Kenya, which they referred to respectively as the “Hargeisa side” and the “Nairobi side.” The defendants also organized what was called a “Group of Fifteen,” which included women from Somalia, Kenya, Egypt, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Canada, as well as Minneapolis, Minnesota. The “Group of Fifteen” met regularly in a private chatroom that Jama established to organize and track monthly payment of money to the “Hargeisa side,” which was used to finance al-Shabaab military operations in the Golis Mountains in northern Somalia, and the “Nairobi side,” which was used to fund two al-Shabaab safehouses. One of the safehouses was used by al-Shabaab to store weapons and to prepare for attacks. The other was used to treat al-Shabaab fighters who had been wounded in battle.

Phone calls and other communication between the “Group of Fifteen” that was monitored by the government made up a substantial part of the case against the women. The recordings, the press release states, “demonstrated that the women had close connections with al-Shabaab leadership and were privy to non-public, inside information concerning al-Shabaab activities.”

The women were also recorded as they laughed while the Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi was taking place, and about the Boston Marathon bombing before it was known who committed that attack, according to the Department of Justice.

  • Mike M

    Shall we roll out the red carpet for more of these monsters?

    • Jenny Gibbers


      However with no place to go most of these recruiting efforts appear to be successful. Unless the seven nations have been fully rehabilitated I dont see any quick solution to this. The sheer numbers are mind boggling, I cannot imagine starbucks employing even 5% of these camp dwellers:


      Interesting also that in heroin stricken Ohio many employers choose to hire refugees over locals, and the same is true in weed states like CA, CO, WA and some others.

      The president is facing some tough choices over the next few weeks. The “youth” mentioned above just a tiny sample of whats filtered through the much celebrated “arab spring” revolution, just my guess.

      • Feh

        “Unless the seven nations have been fully rehabilitated I dont see any quick solution to this”

        Not having any of them in our country is a quick and effective solution.

    • Conservative Senior

      Washington Post said she has 7 kids.

      • Conservative Senior

        Who’s taking care of the kids? No mention of a father. Guess the taxpayers will continue to provide.

        • Nixon Supporter

          That’s right time to pay up buddy!

  • 30yearsinreston

    They should be granted their wish to.be Jihadi brides – in Somalia or Syria

    • Jenny Gibbers

      No. Because their children are 99% guaranteed to become “striving youth”.

  • mhloutsidebeltway

    Why imprison them? They and their children should be deported back to Somalia. Of course the ACLU and the left will protest that deportation is illegal, and certainly of the children it is. But that is why a major legal overhaul is necessary now that we are at war with Islam, which is very adept at exploiting laws made for a democratic society to advance its totalitarian aims under Sharia.


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