Lansing State Journal

Two Lansing Men Have Now Pleaded Guilty To Conspiring To Supporting Islamic State

by Megan Banta, Lansing State Journal

GRAND RAPIDS – A second Lansing man accused of planning to join the Islamic State group has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge.

Mohamud Abdikadir Muse pleaded guilty on Thursday to conspiring to provide material support to a designated terrorist organization, specifically to the Islamic State. He originally pleaded not guilty last year.

As part of a plea agreement, Muse acknowledged he had recorded a video pledging loyalty to the Islamic State and that he had planned to travel to Somalia at some point last year to join the terrorist organization.

Muse, 25, faces up to 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and a lifetime of supervision once released. He also may lose his citizenship.

As part of the plea agreement, the government will dismiss one charge of attempting to provide material support to a designated terrorist organization. Prosecutors also have agreed not to charge Muse's wife.

Read more: https://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/local/2020/02/03/support-islamic-state-terrorism-muse-mohamud-haji-lansing-fbi-investigation/4596804002/