• Two ISIS Recruits Used Student Aid to Finance Travel

    From KMSP-TV:

    Two Somali-Americans from Minnesota allegedly used more than $1,000 in federal college financial aid to purchase tickets to the Middle East to fight alongside terrorists.

    Hamza Ahmed, 20, and Hanad Mustafe Musse, 19, were charged with allegations of conspiracy to support terrorism and financial fraud charges for abusing their student loan funds to purchase airline tickets.

    Ahmed and Musse bought airline tickets on Nov. 8, 2014, from New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport to Europe, using more than $1,000 in federal college financial aid.

    Ahmed used his aid money to purchase a flight to Istanbul, Turkey, authorities say. Musse used similar funds to buy a ticket to travel to Greece. The pair then planned on heading to Syria From those two destinations.

    Ahmed had actually boarded his flight when he was he was apprehended by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents.

    Ahmed and Musse are reportedly among seven Somali-Americans from Minnesota who have been charged with planning to travel to Syria to fight alongside ISIS.

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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