PHOENIX – A 30-year-old man is accused of choking and sexually assaulting a young woman who had been married to him in an arranged marriage by her parents.
According to court documents, the victim’s parents married her to Mohamed S. Abdullahi last November without the victim’s knowledge.
The victim learned of the marriage in December and fled the state, returning 15 days later to finish high school.
On April 20, 2015, the victim was taken by her family members, against her will, to Abdullahi’s apartment in east Phoenix.
According to the report, Abdullahi punched the victim in the left eye, causing her to fall to the ground.
Abdullahi allegedly climbed on top of the victim, straddling her body with his legs.
The victim screamed and tried to fight Abdullahi and he grabbed her by the throat and choked her, impeding her breathing, according to the documents.
Abdullahi then pulled the victim’s shorts and underwear off and dragged her to the bedroom where he slapped her in the face and bit her in the arm, leaving bite marks, documents state.
According to the report, the victim begged Abdullahi to stop, at which time he sexually assaulted the young woman.
Authorities say Abdullahi held the victim against her will and placed a mattress against the door so the victim could not leave after he fell asleep.
The victim got her tablet from her purse and sent a message to a friend to call police.
When officers arrived, the victim fled the apartment and hid behind the officers.
The next morning, Abdullahi was arrested at his apartment where police found visible injuries to his right hand, his penis and testicles. There were also visible blood stains on his underwear and shirt.
Abdullahi was booked on charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault, assault and sexual assault.
The victim’s allegations were corroborated with biological and physical evidence taken from the suspect’s apartment, his body and the victim, according to the report.]]>
MINNEAPOLIS — After fleeing war-torn Somalia and languishing for years in a Kenyan refugee camp, Farhiyo Mohamed says her family felt blessed to start a new life in the U.S. in 2003. “We came to this country looking for peace,” she said.
That sense of peace was shattered when federal agents banged on her door in south Minneapolis on Sunday following the arrest of her oldest child, Abdulrahman Daoud, in San Diego. Her 21-year-old son was allegedly en route to Syria to join Islamic State, or ISIS.
Mr. Daoud is now part of a federal case that involves six young men, one of the largest groups of would-be foreign fighters so far charged by U.S. authorities with conspiring to support a terrorist organization. Their arrests came amid intensified efforts to investigate terrorist recruitment that has heightened scrutiny of Somali-Americans.
Four of the young men appeared in federal court in St. Paul, Minn., on Thursday. Mr. Daoud was scheduled to appear in San Diego federal court Friday for a detention hearing, but the judge agreed to a request from his lawyer to delay it until April 30. The second man arrested in San Diego, Mohamed Farah, is set to be in court Friday for a detention hearing.
“I am shocked because my son is a good kid,” said Mrs. Mohamed, 40 years old, as she spoke with a reporter late Wednesday at a community center here frequented by Somali youth and women.
While she expressed disbelief and heartbreak over her son’s alleged intentions, some Somali-American youngsters who said they attended high school with Mr. Daoud voiced outrage, suggesting law enforcement had framed the six men to intimidate their community.
Mrs. Mohamed said that she and her husband, who works with elderly Americans at an adult center, had no inkling that her son might have been lured to Syria by extremists.
“I don’t believe my son was going” to join a terrorist group, she said, her round face framed by a purple hijab. “Maybe someone brainwashed him,” she said. “I don’t know.”
Mr. Daoud and Mohamed Abdihamid Farah had driven to California from Minneapolis together, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents said, aiming to travel to Mexico and then on to Syria. Four other men—Adnan Farah,Zacharia Yusuf Abdurahman, Hanad Mustafe Musse and Guled Ali Omar—were arrested in Minneapolis.
Mrs. Mohamed said her son wasn’t planning to leave Minneapolis for good. He had a girlfriend who he had intended to marry soon, she said, and he had been apartment hunting.
Her son had been studying to be a dental technician at a local community college, she said. She explained that he recently had taken a break to work full time in order to earn money to pay back some loans before returning to complete his studies, she said.
His wages helped their family make ends meet, she said. Asked what work her son did, Mrs. Mohamed couldn’t answer specifically, saying only: “big company.”
In contrast to Mrs. Mohamed’s weary tone, defiance was the dominant sentiment among dozens of Somali high school and college students who gathered nearby at the community center, where they participate in activities such as sports and after-school tutoring. One after another, the young men said that Mr. Daoud and the other five men arrested were innocent.
“They are regular people who worked, went to school,” said Zack Yusuf, 19, among several who said he had attended high school with them. “You would see them around.” He said that he had played sports with the men and that they had never spoken about Islamic jihad or expressed extremist views. Law enforcement, one said, wanted to “trap” their friends.
The FBI in Minnesota says it is investigating “numerous individuals” who have attempted or successfully traveled to Syria to join Islamic State.
On the eve of Thursday’s detention hearing for the four Minneapolis suspects, several dozen young men and women were preparing posters they planned to hoist in their support at the courthouse.
“Free Our Brothers, Know Our Struggles. Stop the Tears of Our Mothers,” read one. Another said, “One Nation. One Religion. One Community. #WeAreNotAlone.”
After Thursday’s hearing, Mr. Daoud’s 18-year-old brother, Abdi Rashid, said the case against his brother amounted to “entrapment.” “They set him up for failure,” he said.
More than 100,000 Somalis have come to the U.S. since the 1990s as refugees. The Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area is home to the largest Somali community, numbering about 75,000 immigrants and U.S.-born children, according to independent estimates.
Like other refugees, before Somalis are allowed to travel to the U.S., they undergo security checks that can take several years. On arrival, they are received by resettlement agencies hired by the State Department to help them find housing, learn English and secure jobs, among others.
“We see the U.S. as a country that gave us a second chance,” said Sadik Warfa, who heads the Global Somali Diaspora in Minneapolis, a nonprofit group.
However, experts familiar with such communities say, rifts can develop between U.S.-born or U.S-raised children and their parents, who often arrive with little education and have difficulty learning English and the ways of their new home.
Many youngsters are caught between their old and new worlds. The stress of making ends meet and lack of knowledge of the U.S. make it especially difficult for parents to keep a grip on their children, advocates say.
“The kids born here are more assertive,” said Mr. Warfa. “They want what John, Kate and other American kids have.”
Their frustration and feeling of alienation can compel them to find an identity and a sense of belonging in an extremist group, he said, much like some other disaffected youth join gangs.
A few years ago, some Minnesota Somalis were enticed to join Al Shabab, the al Qaeda affiliate in Somalia. Now, ISIS appears to have become a draw for some.
Mother of five children, ranging in age from 4 to 21, Mrs. Mohamed said that she had noticed her son’s recent absence and asked neighbors and friends whether they had seen him.
When agents showed up, they handcuffed her husband and 18-year-old son. Her family, including her elderly mother, had to stand outside while they searched the house, she said.
Before leaving, they gave her a number to call for information about her son. They were told he was “safe,” she said.
Asked if she believed her son loved the U.S., she responded: “Yes, he was happy here.” but the question is when Kajoog Group will stop spying their own Somali Community? ask yourself …!!!]]>
Talefishinka KTN ee laga leeyahay Dalka Kenya ayaa soo bandhigay Muuqaal laga soo qaaday Nin kamid ahaa rag loo tababaray kamid noqoshada Ciidmada Cusub ee Dalka Kenya oo dharbaaxaya Sargaal katirsan Ciidamada.
Ninkan ayaa la sheegay in uu ku dhacay imtixaanka kamid noqoshada Ciidamada Cusub ee Dalka Kenya, waxaana laga saaray liiska raga loo sii tababarayo Ciidamada, waxaana la arkayay ninkan oo ka careesan in laga saaro safka dadka loo tababaray kamid noqoshada Ciidamada Cusub.
Waxaa Mar qura ninka caradiisa uu kala dul dhacay sargaal katirsan Ciidamada Milatariga Kenya oo ku sugnaa xerada Tababarka , kaa uu ku dhuftay dharbaaxo, waxaana xiligaa kadib ninkaasi xiray ciidamado ku sugnaa xeradii lagu tababaray.
Ciidamada ayaana ninkan Dharbaaxay Sargaalka marsiiyay ciqaab daran, waxaana xerada laga ka xeeyay ninkan oo laga xiray gcamaha, dhacadadan ayaa imaaneysa Xili Dowlada Kenya ay qoraneyso dhalinyaro badan oo kamid noqda Ciidamada Dalkaasi.]]>
Her family says Asmaa Bana, 20, will usually call if she’s five minutes late. Now the Toronto student has gone missing.
Concern continues to grow about the whereabouts of Asmaa Bana, a 20-year-old Toronto graphic design student who has been missing since Monday, when she told friends she was leaving for a job interview.
Bana’s family says she is so conscientious that she will call if she expects to be even five minutes late, which is why her disappearance has left them desperate for information.
Also worrisome is the fact that Bana deactivated most of her social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Friends last reported seeing Bana on the fourth floor of the Ontario College of Arts and Design in downtown Toronto about 1:30 p.m. Monday. She had been searching online for a summer job — something she was anxious about — and told a friend she had found a great opportunity and would be having an interview later that day.
When she did not return Monday night to the Rexdale home where she lives with her siblings and parents, they began to panic.
“You’re not in trouble, please come home,” her family said in a message to Asmaa on Wednesday morning after Toronto police issued a press release. “If anyone knows anything, please come forward.”
A relative obtained Bana’s cellphone record for Monday, which shows the phone was last used at 5:19 p.m. to call her voicemail. The call lasted a minute.
But the records show from 2 p.m. until that last call, there were repeated incoming calls from a cellphone in Barrie. Bana does not appear to have answered them but did check her voicemail after almost every missed call.
The Star found the identity of the caller, who is listed as an employee with the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, and tried to reach him by cellphone, Facebook and his office phone number. The messages were not returned.
However, Bana’s sister, Ilham, called the Barrie number early Tuesday and spoke briefly to a man before he hung up.
Toronto police Det. Paul Elliott said the investigation into Bana’s whereabouts is ongoing but confirmed the ministry employee is co-operating with them.
Normally, a missing 20-year-old does not warrant much attention from police but Elliott said the fact she deactivated her accounts raised alarms.
“That’s unusual for someone her age,” said Elliott Wednesday morning.
Had she wanted to disappear? A record of Bana’s Twitter account before she deactivated it Monday showed a recent post in which she wrote: “I don’t even care anymore.”
Then: “Okay maybe I care just a little.”
And lastly, “I hate people generally, but I like people individually.”
Her Tumblr account is a jumble of kitten and baby photos, praise for fashion or movie stars and quotes from the Qur’an.
Every possible explanation of where she may be — from the benign to the devastating — has run through the minds of Bana’s relatives, who immediately contacted police when they could not reach her.
The apartment where Bana lives with her parents, five sisters and brother, was packed late Tuesday night and again Wednesday as a steady stream of relatives came to comfort the family, hugging, crying.
On Tuesday night, three of her sisters were huddled in a bedroom, working like forensic investigators trying to track her movements.
She has a credit card but only a $500 limit and no real savings, they said. They tried to track her laptop through its serial number. Their cellphones constantly rang with updates or rumours from friends.
In addition to the calls from Monday there was another unusual call that one of the Toronto detectives investigating the case mentioned to the family, Ilham said. It was on April 18 and lasted only one minute. The number is for a cellphone in Pakistan, but her sisters say she doesn’t know anyone in Pakistan. Perhaps it was nothing more than a telemarketer. No one answered the number when it was called.
Her family was concerned that once news of her disappearance became public, people would assume that since she is Muslim she had been recruited by the Islamic State, which controls a large region in Iraq and Syria and has lured about 75 Canadians there, according to Canada’s spy service.
But it was also one of the first scenarios they themselves considered.
“We worried about that, of course,” said Ilham. “Because none of this makes sense.”
“I went through her bed, reached into all the nooks and crannies to see if she has a diary, or any notes tucked away,” she said. “I’m not concerned right now about privacy. I looked for pamphlets of events maybe she went to, went through all the pockets of her clothes, her bags, purses, maybe there was something she was hiding.”
Bana’s relatives say while she could be easily influenced, they find it impossible to believe she would try to leave Canada or be persuaded by a group such as the Islamic State. She has never been outside Ontario and never had a passport, unless she recently applied for one and did not tell her family.
“She barely keeps up with the news. She’s just trying to make her way through school,” said one sister.
Elliott confirmed Wednesday that police have no indication of any involvement by outside groups. The case has not been referred to the RCMP, who are alerted in national security investigations.
Bana left her home Monday at 7 a.m., with her mother telling her as usual to eat breakfast and Bana, as usual, leaving without a meal.
She took her phone, camera, laptop and chargers. That was what she usually packed for school. In hindsight, the fact that she left so early seems strange.
“She said exams were done, so it would be odd for her to leave that early,” said Ilham. “She had such a hectic semester, any student would want to take advantage of this time to recover from sleep deprivation.”
Minneapolis police are looking for 17-year-old Ahmed Abdirahim Abdi, wanted in connection with last weekend’s murder of 21-year-old Ayan Abdulahi in the Phillips neighborhood. Abdulahi was found dead on Sunday, April 12 in a house on the 2400 block of Portland Avenue S.
‘Big dog’ tattoos
Abdi has very distinctive red and black tattoos on the back of his hands. The tattoos look like paw prints, with the word “BIG” on back of one hand and “DOG” on the back of the other.
Harboring a fugitive is a felony
Investigators believe friends are harboring Abdi and helping him avoid an arrest. Minneapolis police have vowed to “aggressively pursue charges against anyone who is found to have aided and abetted Abdi in attempts to hide from law enforcement.” The charge of aiding and abetting a fugitive is a felony.
Anyone with any information about this case is asked to send a text to 847 411 (tip 411), enter MPD and the tip or call the tipline at 612-692-TIPS (8477). All texts are anonymous. The CCN is 15-127232.]]>
Barrientos was living with a man who was apparently not one of her husbands
A woman accused of marrying 10 times without divorce in a sham-marriage scam has appeared in a New York City court.
Liana Barrientos, 39, of the Bronx, pleaded not guilty on Friday to two felony charges of filing a false instrument, involving marriage licenses.
According to the indictment, in March 2010 Barrientos married Salle Keita, of Mali, stating on a license that it was her first and only marriage.
But authorities suspect she wed nine other times, between 1999 and 2002, to help foreign nationals gain US residency.
Police say Barrientos is currently married to four people and was once wed to eight.
Until recently she was living with her boyfriend, who is not thought to be one of the 10 men she is accused of marrying.
In one case, Barrientos has acknowledged “receiving money for her actions”, said Assistant District Attorney Jessica Lupo.
Prosecutors say the other bogus grooms were from Egypt, Turkey, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Czech Republic and the former Soviet republic of Georgia.
Groom number eight, Rashid Rajput, was deported in 2006 to Pakistan after an investigation by the Joint Terrorism Task Force.
On each marriage license, Barrientos allegedly used variations of her name and her real Social Security number.
US immigration officials brought the case to the attention of the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office.
She faces up to four years in prison if convicted.]]>
Guddoomiye-ku-xigeenkii hore ee Barlamaanka Kenya, Farah Macallim ayaa sheegay inay ka walaacsan yihiin ilaha Alshabaab ku taageera Hubka ay ku dagaalamaan.
Isagoo la hadlayey Wargeyska the Star ee ka soo baxa magaalladda Nairobi, waxa uu ku nuuxnuuxsaday inay hayaan warar sheegaya inay Ciiddanka Hawlgalka AMISOM hub ka iibiyaan Dagaalamayaasha Alshabaab, waa sida uu hadalka u yiri.
“Waxaan ka walaacsanahay waa halka Alshabaab hubka ka soo gaaro. Ilaah ayaa mahad leh, ma hayno warar sheegaya inay Alshabaab hubka ka helaan Ciiddanka Kenyaatiga iyo Jabuutiyaanka ee qeybta ka ah Hawlgalka AMISOM” ayuu yiri Faarax .
Siyaasiga Faraax Macallim waxa uu hoosta ka xariiqay inuu aad u saluugsan yahay inay Ciiddanka kale ee AMISOM ee lagu tuhmayo inay Alshabaab u fududeeyaan hubka ay ku dagaalamaan., wuxuuna ka digay inay arrimahaasi dhantaali karaan dadaalka loogu jiro in nabad laga dhaliyo Gobalka.
Dhinaca kale, waxa uu su’aal ka keenay sababaha aysan Alshabaab u beegsanin dalka Ethiopia, wuxuuna xusay inay dhici karto Taatiko Isfaham oo ay labada dhinac gaareen.]]>
Dowlada Kenya ayaa xirtay isla markaasna ruqsadii ay ku shaqeyn jireen kala noqotay 13 Xawaaladood oo Soomaali ay leedahay kuwaasoo ka shaqeyn jiray gudaha wadanka Kenya, isla markaasna hakisay xisaabaadkii ay Bangiyada ku lahaayeen 86 qof oo Soomaali ah.
Wasiirka arrimaha gudaha Kenya Joseph Ole Nkaissery, ayaa sheegay in Xawaaladaha la xiray loo adeegsan jiray in dhaqaalo loogu diro Xarakada Al Shabaab ee Somalia ka dagaalanto.
Wuxuu sidoo kale sheegay Wasiirku in ay amar ku siiyeen Bangiyada waa weyn ee ka shaqeyo Kenya, in aynan adeeg siin karin Xawaaladaha iyo waliba shaqsiyaadka xayiraada lagu soo rogay.
Dhanka kale Xawaaladaha ay Kenya xirtay, ayaa waxey yihiin kuwa inta badan ay dadka Soomaaliyeed ay u isticmaali jireen lacagaha ay isku dirayaan, ayadoona la sheegay iney noloshooda ku tiirsaneyd xawaaladaas Soomaali badan oo ay ka mid yihiin Ardayda wax ka barato wadankaan oo eheladoodu ay ugu soo diri jireen Lacagaha ay wax ku bartaan.
Xawaaladaha la xiray, ayaa waxaa kamid ah Dahab Shiil, Amal, Amaana, Kaah, Hodan Global, Jubba Express, Iftin, Bakaal, iyo Shirkado kale oo ku shaqo leh arrimaha lacagaha kuwaasoo ay ka mid yihiin; UAE Exchange Money Remittance, Continental Money Transfer, Flex Money Transfer iyo Sky Forex limited.
Waxaa sidoo kale ka mid ah Ururo liiska Xayiraada ay saartay Kenya, waxaana ku jiro Ururkaad;- Hay’adda Nabad iyo Horumarka (Agency for Peace and Development), Legend International Consulting limited, Haki Africa, Muslim for Human Rights Groups (MUHURI) iyo kuwa kale.
Sidoo kale 86-da qof ee laga xiray Xisaabaadkii ay ku lahaayeen Bangiyada Kenya, waxaa ku jiro Wadaada Caanka ah ee Sheikh Maxamed Cabdi Umal iyo Maxamed Sheikh Cismaan Cigaal.
Waxaa kaloo Liiska waxaa ku jiro qaar kamid ah Shirkadaha Basaska u kala safro Nairobi iyo Gobalka Waqooyi Bari Kenya, waxaana ka mid ah Shirkadahaas;- E- Couch, City to City, Sabrin Bus iyo G. Couch oo dhamaantood ah Shirkado Basas oo maalin kasto u kala safro magaalada Nairobi iyo magaalooyinka kale ee Gobalka Waqooyi Bari..
Dhanka kale, dowlada Kenya ayaa sheegtay in shaqsiyaadka xayiraada la saaray ay baaritaano ku sameysay qaabkii ay ula bixi jireen lacagaha iyo waliba waxyaabihii ay ku sameyn jireen, waxeyna sidoo kale sheegtay inta ay socdaan baaritaanka lagu hayo dadkaas iney akoonadoodu ay ahaan doonaan kuwa la fariisiyay.
Shaqa joojinta lagu sameyay Xawaaladaha Soomaalidu ay ku lahaayeen Kenya, ayaa waxaa lagu sheegay iney saameyn xoogan ku yeelan doonto shacabka Soomaaliyeed ee ku dhaqan wadankaan oo badankoodu ah kuwa nolashoodu ay ku tiirsan tahay lacagaha loo soo Xawilo.
Si kastaba ha ahaatee xayiraada sida wada jirka ah loo saaray Xawaaladaha, Shaqsiyaadka iyo Ururada kala duwan, ayaa ku soo beegmaayo ayadoo 2-dii Bishaan weerar ay Al Shabab ku qaadeen Jaamacada Magaalada Gaarisa ay ku geeriyoodeen ku dhawaad 150 qof halka in ka badan 80 kalana ay ku dhaawacmeen.
Maxkamada Ciidamada Qalabka sida Dowlada Soomaaliya ayaa maanta xukun dil ah waxa ay ku riday labo nin oo Maxkamadu ku heshay in ay katirsanaayeen Xarakada Al-Shabaab ayna dilal qorsheesan Muqdisho ugu geesteen Xildhibaano iyo Saraakiil ka tirsan Hay’ada Nabad Sugida Qaranka.
Gudoomiyaha Maxkmada Darajada Koowaad ee Ciidanka Qalabka sida Xasan Cali Shuute ayaa sheegay in Maxkamada ay xukun dil ah ku riday Shuceyb Ibraahim Mahdi iyo Faarax Cali Cabdi, waxa uuna sheegay in ragan ay qirteen in Al-Shabaab katirsanaayeen ayna ka dambeeyeen Dilal Muqdisho loogu geestay Xildhibaano iyo Saraakiil katirsan Ciidanka Nabad Sugida Qaranka .
Raga Xukunka dilka ah maanta lagu riday ayaa ku eedeesan in ay ka dambeeyeen Dilal qorsheesan oo Magaalada Muqdisho loogu geestay Xildhibaanada kala ah Saado Cali Warsame ,Xildhibaan Maxamed Maxamuud Xeyd ,iyo Xildhibaan Sheekh Aadan Madeer.
Waxaa sidoo kale ragan oo Weerarada ay geestaan ku fulin jiray gawaari , ayaa lagu eedeeyay inay ka dambeeyeen Dilal loo geestay Saraakiil katirsan Hay’ada Nabad Sugida Qaranka ay kamid ahaayeen Axmed odawaa Baalle iyo Maxamed Axmed Qaanuuni , waxaa sidoo kale lagu helay ragan in ay wax ka abaabuleen weerarkii lagu qaaday Xarunta UNDP ee Magaalada Muqdisho.
Shuceyb Ibraahim Mahdi ayaa ahaa Sargaal Madax u ahaa Dagaalyahano weerarada ku fuliya gawaari iyo qoryo, waxaana Muuqaal horey looga baahiyay Talefishinka Dowlada uu ku qirtay ninkan in uu ka dambeeyay Dilal Xildhibaano iyo Saraakiil katirsan Hay;ada Nabad Sugida loogu geestay Muqdisho , isagoona sharaxaad lala yaabay ka bixiyay qaabkii ay dilalka u fulin jireen.
Maxkamada Ciidamada Qalabka sida Dowlada Soomaaliya ayaa horey u fuliyay xukuno kala duwan oo isugu jira dilal iyo xabsi oo lagu riday rag lagu eedeeyay in ay katirsan yihiin Dagaalamaayasha Xarakada Al-Shabaab .]]>
Ugu yaraan 70 qof ayaa ku dhimatay in kabadan 70 qof oo kalena way ku dhaawacmeen weerar ay ururka al-Shabab ku qaadeen Jaamacadda magaalada Gaarisa, sida uu sheegay wasiirka arrimaha gudaha Kenya.
Dableyda ayaa wali gudaha ugu jirta jaamacadda, waxayna ku dhex-haystaan arday aan tiradooda wali la sheegin. Ciidamada amniga ayaa iyaguna ku hareeraysan jaamacadda, waxaana socda howgallo ay doonayaan inay gudaha ugu galaan kuna soo bad-baadiyaan dadka ku jira Jaamacadda.
Ururka Al-Shabab ayaa sheegtay mas’uuliyadda weerarka. Magaalada Gaarisa waxay bartilmaameed u ahayd weerarro is xigxiga oo ay qaadayeen ururka Al-Shabab tan iyo intii ay farageliyeen ciidamada Kneya Soomaaliya sannadkii 2011-ka.]]>