Somali Muslim migrant Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud, 26, decided to show his gratitude to America for taking in his family as refugees when he was just 2 years old by plotting a deadly terrorist attack on a U.S. Military medical facility in Texas. “I truly don’t believe I deserve prison at all,” Mohamud said in the Dec. 12 letter, filed in the official court record on Thursday. He added: “So if the concern is risk assessment then deportation would set everyone’s hearts at ease.”
Fox News Mohamud planned to fly to Texas and attack the Federal Medical Center Carswell in Fort Worth in an attempt to free Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani scientist convicted of shooting at two U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, Watson said as he outlined the allegations against Mohamud.
According to the government, Mohamud applied for a passport to travel abroad only a week after he became a U.S. citizen in 2014.
When Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud requested deportation because he doesn’t believe he deserves prison, federal Judge Michael Watson decided that he should be subjected to both punishments, sentencing him to a whopping 22 years in prison and confirming that the local Homeland Security Investigations office could file to have him stripped of U.S. citizenship and deported after his time served.
He bought a ticket to Greece with a stop in Turkey, where he disembarked before going to Syria, prosecutors said in court documents. They said he never intended to go to Greece.
Mohamud trained with al-Nusra Front, an extremist organization affiliated with al-Qaeda, prosecutors said. Mohamud was arrested in 2015 and pleaded guilty a few months later. The attacks were never carried out.
Shamansky asked for leniency, saying Mohamud didn’t have his father around when he was growing up, was brainwashed while abroad “by professional head twisters” but later realized his error and abandoned his plot.
Prosecutors noted Mohamud contacted others from jail after his arrest and told them not to say anything.
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