Sunday, February 1, 2015
According to the Counter Terrorism Division of the FBI in Washington, a Somali immigrant has graduated from being a Washington DC cab driver to one of the most wanted man on FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists list – with a $50,000 bounty on his head
Liban Haji Mohammed, a 29-year-old Somali-born U.S. citizen, drove cabs in Washington DC for three years before being suspected by the FBI of having links with Al-Shabaab, a terrorist group linked with the deadly Westgate Mall attack in Kenya in 2013 – where the attack lasted four days with dozens killed; among several other terrorist attacks across Africa. Mohammed is accused by the FBI of providing material support to Al-Shabaab, and left the United States in the summer of 2012 to join the terrorist group in Somalia. “Not only did he choose to go to Somalia and fight with Al Shabaab, he took a prominent role in trying to recruit people to fight for Al Shabaab,” said Carl Ghatas, special agent in charge of the counter-terrorism division at the FBI’s Washington field office.