SAN DIEGO (CNS) - One of two Minnesota men who allegedly traveled to San Diego to get fake passports to travel to Syria to support the terrorist group ISIS waived his bail hearing Friday and agreed to be sent back to Minnesota.
Mohamed Abdihamid Farah and co-defendant Abdirahman Daud are charged with conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist group and attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. Both men were ordered held without bail after a prosecutor told a judge they were a danger and a risk to flee.
Daud's detention/identity removal hearing is set for April 30. The defendants were arrested last Sunday after allegedly driving from Minneapolis to San Diego to obtain fake passports, according to the criminal complaint.
Arrested in Minneapolis on Sunday were Zacharia Yusuf Abdurahman, Adnan Farah and Hanad Mustafe Musse, all 19 years old, and Guled Ali Omar, 20.
"The six defendants charged in the complaint allegedly planned to travel to Syria as part of their conspiracy to provide material support to ISIL," Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin said.
The administration refers to ISIS as ISIL.
A seventh person, acting as a confidential source, told one of the suspects he had obtained a source for forged passports in San Diego, according to the U.S. government. Several of the suspects -- all of whom are of Somali background -- are accused of providing photos and money for the fake documents.
Daud and Farah were among a group of associates who had tried to or had joined overseas terrorist organizations, according to the complaint.
Their arrests on suspicion of conspiring and attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization followed a 10-month multiple-agency investigation.