Minnesota Islamic State Trial Nears Completion
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A trial for three Minnesota men accused of planning to join the Islamic State in Syria has nearly reached its end.
Twenty-two year old men Abdirahman Yasin Daud and Mohamed Abdihamid Farah and 21-year-old man Guled Ali Omar will go through closing arguments beginning on Tuesday.
All three pleaded not guilty to allegations of conspiracy to commit murder outside of the United States, among other charges.
According to prosecutors, the evidence they’ve presented over the last several weeks links the men to a larger group that conspired to move to Syria. They say recordings from an FBI informant are part of the evidence.
Daud and Farah did not testify, but Omar said he had doubts about the plan and was only showing off when making statements that were caught on tape.