4 Somali immigrants to US convicted of supporting militants
Four Somali immigrants, including a popular imam at a San Diego-area mosque, were convicted by a U.S. federal jury on Friday of conspiring to provide material support to an al Qaeda-linked Islamist militia in the Horn of Africa nation.


The US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of California said that the men - the imam, two cab drivers and an employee at a money transmitting business - had conspired to raise and send money to Somali al Shabaab rebels. Al Shabaab militants want to impose a strict version of Islamic law in war-ravaged Somalia. (Reuters)