A Kenyan individual from the al-Shabaab assailant bunch who got pilot preparing in the Philippines has been accused of psychological oppression offenses, including contriving to commandeer airplane for a 9/11-style assault in the United States.
Cholo Abdi Abdullah, 30, was captured in the Philippines in July 2019 and was brought to the United States on Tuesday to confront six tallies of illegal intimidation related offenses.
At a meeting held by means of electronic connection on Wednesday morning, Abdullah told a US officer judge he was arguing not liable to the entirety of the charges. His protection legal counselor concurred with the appointed authority that Abdullah ought to stay in guardianship forthcoming a consultation in January.
Audrey Strauss, the acting Manhattan US lawyer, said Abdullah acquired pilot preparing in the Philippines as a component of an al-Shabaab plot “in anticipation of trying to commandeer a business airplane and crash it into a structure in the United States”.
“This chilling callback to the horrendous assaults of September 11, 2001, is an unmistakable update that fear based oppressor bunches like al-Shabaab stay focused on executing US residents and assaulting the United States,” Strauss said.
“Abdullah’s plot was recognized before he could accomplish his destructive yearnings, and now he faces government psychological oppression charges in a US court,” she added.
As indicated by the prosecution, Abdullah went to flight school in the Philippines somewhere in the range of 2017 and 2019 and ultimately got his pilot’s permit.
While going through flight preparing, he purportedly investigated how to seize a business aircrafts flight, including how to break a bolted cockpit entryway from the lodge, examiners said. He likewise investigated data about the tallest structure in a unidentified US city and how to acquire a U.S. visa.
Abdullah is accused of scheming to kill US nationals, contriving to submit airplane robbery and different offenses. He could confront a most extreme sentence of life in jail.
The Somalia-based al-Shabaab was assigned a fear based oppressor development by the United States in 2008.
Somalia dove into bedlam after the 1991 topple of then president Siad Barre, prompting long periods of group fighting followed by the ascent of al-Shabaab which once controlled enormous pieces of the nation and Mogadishu.
Al-Shabaab was driven out of the capital in 2011, however its assailants keep on taking up arms against the public authority, completing customary assaults.