International Business Times
By Josh Keefe
Two Somali refugees and longtime residents of the U.S. were each sentenced to more than a decade in prison on Friday for providing funds to a Somali terror group affiliated with al-Qaeda. The two women, both suburban mothers, helped organize a ring of 15 people located around the world that sent funds to the al-Shabaab militant group, prosecutors said.
A federal judge sentenced Muna Osman Jama, 36, of Reston, Virginia, and Hinda Osman Dhirane, 46, of Kent, Washington, to 12 and 11 years, respectively, in federal prison on the charge of providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization. The two women were found guilty of the charge by a federal judge in October after an investigation showed they were part of a group of 15 women located around the world who met in a chat room created by Jama to organize monthly payments to...