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Posted: July 30, 2014

Police: Washington woman suspected of funding terrorists calls Boston Marathon bombing 'blessing'

Sketch of Hinda Osman Dhirane in Federal Court.
Sketch of Hinda Osman Dhirane in Federal Court.

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KIRO on Wednesday went to the home of a Washington state woman suspected of funding a terrorist group linked with al-Qaida.
 
Hinda Osman Dhirane was scheduled to be released from custody on Tuesday evening, and when KIRO's Nick McGurk knocked on her door, a woman answered and then slammed the door.

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Federal prosecutors say the Dhirane led a fundraising conspiracy by funneling money to a terrorist group called Al Shabaab, which has ties to al-Qaida in Somalia.
 
As part of the investigation, Dhirane had been wiretapped.
 
And KIRO  found out that, in court Tuesday, prosecutors say she called the Boston Marathon bombing a "blessing."
 
In another phone conversation she had allegedly "talked gleefully" about a mall attack in Kenya that killed 67 people.
 
A judge says Dhirane has to give up her passport as a condition of her electronic home monitoring and her next court date is in Virginia.
 

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