Federal prosecutors said one of the Minnesota men accused of heading on a cross-country road trip to fight for ISIS was offered $5,000 from his grandma if he can "find a way out." Prosecutors added they believe his mother knew where he was planning to go.
Mohamed Farah, 21, is one of the Minnesota men accused of attempting to join ISIS, and one of the 3 men were already known to the FBI when they allegedly traveled with 19-year-old Hamza Ahmed from Minneapolis to New York City on a Greyhound bus last November. All 4 were stopped before boarding the plane to Istanbul. Hamza Ahmed was charged last February with providing material support to a terrorist organization.
"On March 15, 2015, co-defendant Guled Omar spoke to Zacharia Abdurahman and the CHS about [Farah]. During the conversation, Omar stated, "[Farah], his grandma told him ‘we'll give you five thousand dollars if you find a way out.'" Later in the same conversation, Omar stated, "nobody is stopping me from that border….Once we get across the border, then what? Any n----- tries to touch me, bro, [I swear], it's a fight…." Moments later, Omar stated "…when you talk ‘bout (unintelligible) cross the border, just in case any n--- tries us, [I'm going to shoot them]," charges say.
Farah is scheduled for a detention hearing on Thursday at 11 a.m.