4 men set to be sentenced in Somali terror case

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FILE - This combination of undated photos show Somali nationals, from left, Mahamud Said Omar, Abdifatah Yusuf Isse, Salah Osman Ahmed, and  Omer Abdi Mohamed. Nine people convicted in a government investigation of terror recruitment and financing for an al-Qaida-linked group in Somalia are to be sentenced in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis. Authorities say more than 20 young men have left Minnesota to join al-Shabab since 2007(AP Photo/file)
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FILE - This combination of undated photos show Somali nationals, from left, Mahamud Said Omar, Abdifatah Yusuf Isse, Salah Osman Ahmed, and Omer Abdi Mohamed. Nine people convicted in a government investigation of terror recruitment and financing for an al-Qaida-linked group in Somalia are to be sentenced in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis. Authorities say more than 20 young men have left Minnesota to join al-Shabab since 2007(AP Photo/file)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Four more men convicted in the government's investigation into terror recruiting for al-Shabab in Somalia are scheduled to be sentenced in federal court.

The defendants who face sentencing Tuesday include two men who left Minnesota to join the terrorist group and one man who has been characterized as a recruiter.

During last year's trial of another defendant, witnesses said Omer Abdi Mohamed used his knowledge of the Quran to convince them they had a duty to fight. After the trial, Mohamed was arrested when the court learned he was working at a school. A federal judge called him "a danger to the community."

Mohamed's attorney has denied that his client was a recruiter.

Authorities say that since 2007, more than 20 young men have left Minnesota to join al-Shabab.

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