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|Charge Date:||Thu Oct. 3, 2002|
|Investigation Type(s):||Informant, Sting|
|Charges:||Funding terrorists, Material support for terrorists, Sedititious conspiracy|
|Convictions:||Firearms violations, Funding terrorists|
|Alleged Affiliation:||Al Qaeda|
Bilal, along with Jeffrey Battle, Ahmed Ibrahim Bilal, Patrice Lumumba Ford, Maher Mofeid Hawash, and October Martinique Lewis, was one of the Portland Seven, a homegrown cell. The FBI put them under investigation after a sheriff's deputy found several of them holding target practice. The group flew to China in an unsuccessful attempt to enter Afghanistan and join Al Qaeda. Bilal is the brother of Ahmed Bilal. He was sentenced to eight years in prison.
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