Daughter: Woman falsely accused of helping terrorists

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - The daughter of an Illinois woman who is one of six Bosnian immigrants accused of supporting extremist groups said her mother has been falsely accused.

Sejla Ramic said her mother, 42-year-old Jasminka Ramic, doesn't stand with terrorism and would never send money to a terrorist organization. Sejla Ramic said whoever assumed her mother would do so is mistaken.

"This is a false accusation," Sejla Ramic told WREX-TV.

Jasminka Ramic and the other suspects are accused of sending money and military equipment to the Islamic State group and Nusra Front, an al-Qaida-affiliated rebel group.

The defendants are accused of donating money themselves and, in some cases, collecting funds from others in the U.S. and sending the donations overseas. All are charged with conspiring to provide and providing material support to groups designated by the U.S. as foreign terrorist organizations.

Published: Tue, Feb 10, 2015

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