Jihadist in Al-Shabab
Zakaria Maruf was killed in fighting in Mogadishu, Somalia in 2009. He became wanted by the FBI at 31 years old on August 4, 2010, for conspiring to support a terrorist organization in Somalia and conspiring to kill persons abroad. He was also similarly charged in August 2009. He had come to Minneapolis as a teenager in 1993. He graduated from Edison High School in 2000. He got involved with a street gang and has a criminal record. He voiced a beautiful call to prayer, which was still a ring-tone on some cell phones in the Minneapolis area. Asked on a radio station in Somalia why he was fighting there he said it was because of the verses of Allah and to "hold the highest position in the sight of Allah."