Somali MPs want to grill NISA director over security lapse
Gufran Ahmed Kauser Mohammed, a 30-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen born in India, and Mohamed Hussein Said, a 25-year-old Kenyan, were arraigned on a 15-count indictment charging them with links to three U.S.-designated terrorist organizations that have operated in Iraq, Syria and Somalia.
Both men, who were arrested in Saudi Arabia and turned over to U.S. custody last week, pleaded not guilty and were ordered held without bond pending trial.
"They both requested trial by jury, " said Silvia Beatriz Pinera-Vazquez, a lawyer for Hussein Said.
The men are accused of having used Western Union to wire a total of $96,000 to an al Qaeda affiliate, al-Nusra Front, which is fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad
She got in trouble after vowing to put forward the controversial gender bill to the house for approval amid the public uproar about allegations of anti-Islam points in the law.