Shopping Mall Plot

Somali native charged with plotting to blow up mall

The brother of a man charged with plotting to blow up a Columbus-area shopping mall says his brother loved the United States and hated terrorists. A four-count indictment unsealed today charges 32-year-old Nuradin Abdi with conspiring with admitted al-Qaida member Iyman Faris and others to detonate a bomb at the unidentified shopping mall. Abdi is to be arraigned this afternoon in federal court in Columbus. Seventeen-year-old Mohamed AbdiKarani says he and his brother came to the US from Somalia about nine years ago. He says Abdi knew Iyman Faris through the mosque they both attended. AbdiKarani says his family was surprised when Faris was indicted on terrorism charges. He says Abdi has two young children and that his wife is expecting a third.