Three Lansing residents have been convicted of conspiring to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. United States Attorney Andrew Birge announced Wednesday that Muse Muse, Mohamud Muse, and Mohamud Haji had been conspiring to support the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, more commonly referred to as “ISIS”.

Both Muse Muse and Mohamud Muse had already been convicted, and Wednesday the third and final suspect, Mohamud Haji, pleaded guilty to the federal crime.

On January 21, 2019, special agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and members of its Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested defendant Muse Muse at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan, after he checked in for a flight to the first of a series of destinations on his way to Mogadishu, Somalia, with the goal of joining ISIS. Shortly thereafter, his brother Mohamud Muse and cousin Mohamed Haji were arrested as co-conspirators.

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