MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man who pleaded guilty last year to helping young Somalis leave Minnesota and return to their homeland to fight with the terror group al-Shabab must stay in custody until his sentencing.
Chief U.S. District Judge Michael Davis called Omer Abdi Mohamed a "danger to the community."
Mohamed was arrested last week after authorities said he violated conditions of his release when he did not report employment.
Prosecutors say Mohamed was in a position of authority at an Islamic school. Mohamed's attorney says his client volunteered there.
Authorities say more than 20 young men have left Minnesota since 2007 to join al-Shabab in Somalia.
In the recent trial of another man, witnesses testified Mohamed was a leader in recruitment efforts. Davis says Mohamed's past activities have been exposed.