Ohio's Syria-Trained Terror Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

An Ohio man whose brother was killed on the battlefields of Syria pleaded not guilty in federal court Friday to charges he wanted to follow in his footsteps to help the terrorist group Al-Nusrah Front and kill U.S. soldiers or police, NBC News reported. Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud's lawyer portrayed the Somali-born American citizen as a "normal 23-year-old kid" with no criminal record or violent tendencies who knew more about basketball than bombs. Mohamud, who grew up in the Columbus suburb of Whitehall, has been locked up on state charges stemming from the an FBI investigation weeks ago. A federal indictment, charging him with providing material support to a terrorist group, was unsealed on Thursday.

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