FOX 9 News
Saturday, May 04, 2013
A man awaiting sentencing on terror related charges is back in
custody after using the internet on his cellphone, in violation of the
conditions of his release. Court documents reveal the internet
history of that phone was wiped clean. The FBI is currently examining
that phone to recover any evidence.
Abdifatah Isse is scheduled to
be sentenced in two weeks on charges he traveled to Somalia to train
with al-Shabaab. The US State Department calls al-Shabab a terrorist
Isse had been released to a half-way house pending sentencing. Isse
is a 2002 graduate of Roosevelt High School. He was arrested February
2009 in Seattle along with Salah Ahmed and Kamal Hassan, who are also
awaiting sentencing. He pleaded guilty last April to providing material
support to terrorists.
Isse's attorney has argued that his
client was not aware of al Shabaab when he left for Somalia in 2007,
because the group was only in its nascent stages. At the time, many
from Somalia had heard stories of atrocities on the part of Ethiopian
troops in Somalia.