providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization

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Ex-US Soldier Busted Trying to Join Somali Militants

Md. man flew to Kenya in attempt to join al-Qaeda-linked group

(Newser) - A former US Army soldier is in federal custody for a half-baked plan to join al-Shabab militants in Somalia. Prosecutors say Craig Baxam, 24, decided he wanted to live under Sharia law and tried to make his way to Somalia from Kenya carrying a Koran and a few hundred dollars.... More »

Supreme Court Upholds Anti-Terror Law

Humanitarian groups can't give 'material support' to terrorists

(Newser) - The Supreme Court today upheld a US law that bars "material support" to foreign terrorist organizations, rejecting a free speech challenge from humanitarian aid groups. The court ruled, 6-3, that the government may prohibit all forms of aid to designated terrorist groups, even training and advice for entirely peaceful... More »

Chicago Cabbie Charged With Helping al-Qaeda

Raja Lahrasib Khan discussed stadium attack, feds say

(Newser) - A Chicago cab driver was arrested without incident this morning and charged with trying to send money overseas to help al-Qaeda. Raja Lahrasib Khan, 56, a native of Pakistan who became a naturalized US citizen in 1988, was ordered held without bond. He allegedly also talked about bombing a stadium... More »

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