Nigerian Muslim Man Who Helped Trained Al-Qaeda Terrorists In Yemen Held Without Bail In The US

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Oct 2nd, 2013 – Nigerian Muslim Man Who Helped Trained Al-Qaeda Members In Yemen, Lawal Babafemi Aka Ayatollah Mustafa Held Without Bail In the US

Lawal Babafemi, a Nigerian man popularly called Ayatollah Mustapha who was accused of trying to help al-Qaeda terrorists network in Yemen appeared before a United States federal courtroom on Friday.

He was accused of training with members of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and using his English skills to help publish the terrorist magazine “Inspire.” Judge John Gleason ordered Babafemi held without bail. No plea was entered, reports NBCnewyork.com

Prosecutors said Babafemi is married with children in Nigeria and helped al-Qaeda attempt to recruit people who speak English to engage in acts of terror against Americans. The FBI said Anwar al-Awlaki, the American cleric who became the al-Qeada commander in the Arabian Peninsula and was killed in a US drone strike, personally directed $9,000 be paid to Babafemi to assist in his recruitment efforts.
Sitting silently at a defense table, Babafemi wore a blue and white striped polo shirt as he listened to the hearing without the help of a translator. His attorney did not object to his being held without bail, but told the judge Babafemi suffers from high blood pressure and asked that he receive medication when he gets to the Metropolitan Detention Center.

Investigators said Babafemi was active with al-Qaeda operatives from 2010 to 2011 until he was arrested for crimes in Nigeria. He was then turned over to FBI agents to be prosecuted for his alleged terrorist activity. “The defendant threw his efforts behind al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s media, recruitment, and weapons training campaigns in an effort to strengthen the terrorist group’s grip on the region and extend its reach throughout the world,” US Attorney Loretta Lynch said in a statement. His transfer to the United States comes amid increasing concerns about the growing footprint of al-Qaeda affiliated organizations in Africa. Al-Qaeda in Yemen has tried to use an underwear bomb on an airliner heading to Detroit and has hidden explosives in printers to try to bomb cargo planes. Al Shabaab — a Somali-based group linked to al-Qaeda — is believed to be behind the recent mall attack in Kenya.

21 thoughts on “Nigerian Muslim Man Who Helped Trained Al-Qaeda Terrorists In Yemen Held Without Bail In The US

  1. Another confirmation of the badness of the yoruba tribe.
    They are ritualists, fraudsters and now terrorists
    God save Nigeria

    • @ jimmy you must be a fool for mentioning the Yoruba tribe.
      What of your brothers that are serial kidnappers? idiot

    • It’s a pity that you dont even know Yorubas well. If a sincere survey were to be carried out, you’ll discover that Yorubas are the most peace-loving tribe in this nation. It’s quite obvious, considering the crises in this nation, you hardly could trace any to Yorubas except a rare cases like this one. Pls, dont be quick in pointing accusing fingers!

  2. @jimmy my little advise 4 u is dt if u dnt knw wt 2 say or hw 2 comment is better 4 u 2 keep shut ur oral cavity………….u seldom fool

  3. Nigerians and tribalism dey tire me o
    @jimmy please be careful when commenting on sensitive topics like this.
    My husband is igbo and I dare not insult his family as a Yoruba woman

    Please let there be peace

  4. Let’s face d fact pls,we are nt one naija again,mind ur tribe and ur pple,f**k peace.hausa and yoruba are kiling d igbos, and u say one nigeria?

  5. Hahhhh wahala they ooooo look at how we are busy abusing our self in the name of making comment about what happen even bringing tribalism issue igbo and yuroba hausa and fulani are All nigerian but we should not take one person that did any wrongful act to judge a complet tribe the only person to be blem is the person that comited offence not his tribe pls let us be in unity. We all need peace in our blessed contry so let us pray for peace in our country

  6. @ojasope,nd there was peace. D controversy of tribalism wil remain wt Nigerians for life,no be curse,na fact!

  7. This issues has nothing to do with tribes, it can be anybody, because people are turning ignoramus , because they want something for nothing , i think they should starve this man till he die , because i could see that some of these bokoing and raraharaming ,eat too much that is why they end up behaving like a conniving little shit.

  8. Tribe sud nt be d bone of contention hia. Dat man sud be left 2 rot in prison becos he had masterminded d killing of so many innocent souls.

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