Muhammad Ibrahim Bilal

Charge Date: Thu Oct. 3, 2002
Investigation Type(s):Informant, Sting
Charges:Funding terrorists, Material support for terrorists, Sedititious conspiracy
Outcome:Pleaded guilty
Convictions:Firearms violations, Funding terrorists
State:Oregon
Alleged Affiliation:Al Qaeda
Description:

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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