AMSTERDAM: A Somali man suspected of recruiting youth in Minneapolis for Islamic terrorism in Somalia has a US green card, Dutch
media reported on Friday. Mohamud Said Omar, 43, was arrested last weekend at the request of US authorities in an asylum seeker's centre in Dronten, Netherlands. According to Dutch prosecutors, US authorities suspect Omar of bankrolling the purchase of weapons for Islamic extremists and helping other Somalis travel to Somalia in 2007 and 2008. They have requested his extradition. FBI officials in Minneapolis confirmed that the arrest of the suspect detained in the Netherlands is related to a suicide attack in October 2008.