Minnesota IS Terror Case Underway

ISA{VOA NEWS /WASHINGTON} — Jury selection began in Minnesota Monday in the federal trial of three Somali-Americans accused of conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State group.

Mohamed Farah, 22, Guled Omar, 21 and Abdirahman Daud 22, were among several Minnesota men who met numerous times from March 2014 to April 2015 to look for the best way to travel to Syria to join the terror group. The men were all stopped by law enforcement before they could board planes.

Federal prosecutors said the three have been charged with conspiring to commit murder outside the U.S., which if found, carries the possibility of life in prison. The men all pleaded not guilty to the charges. READ MORE

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.