Two Minnesota women were convicted yesterday of conspiring to funnel money to a terrorist group in Somalia as part of what prosecutors called a “deadly pipeline’’ sending money and fighters from the U.S. to al-Shabab. Amina Farah Ali, 35, and Hawo Mohamed Hassan, 64, were each charged in federal court with conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Ali also faced 12 counts of providing such support, for allegedly sending more than $8,600 to the group from September 2008 through July 2009, while Hassan faced two counts of lying to the FBI.
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