• 1997 his mother resettled as a Somali refugee to Clarkston, GA and employed at a warehouse in Atlanta; she petitioned for the seven children incluidng Mohamed, to follow
  • family relocated to Tennessee in 2006 to find jobs; upon arrival adult family members are employed by Dell computer packing boxes
  • after high school Mohamed worked a night security job for building in which TIRRC located
  • July 2010 –  February 2013 – worked as Outreach Coordinator for Metro public Health Department
  • caseworker at Center for Refugees & Immigrants of Tennessee (CRIT)*
  • 2012 – given a “fellowship” for the Muslim American Center for Outreach (ACO)**
  • 2013 – works for TIRRC as a “Welcoming TN Coordinator” speaking to Chambers of Commerce, Rotary clubs, in Memphis, Nashville,
  • 2014 – Program Director – American Muslim Advisory Council
  • 2014 – appointee – Nashville Mayor’s New Americans Advisory Council
  • President, Muslim Students Association, TN State University
  • Board member, refugee resettlement agency, Nashville International Center for Empowerment (NICE)
  • working on a graduate degree at Lipscomb University and wants to start a “consulting business” to help refugees (another refugee resettlement agency supported with taxpayer dollars?)

*CRIT was originally named the Somali Community Center but changed its name after its Executive Director, Abdirizak Hassan, pled guilty to federal grant fraud. The federal charge relates back to his indictment in 2001 for felony illegal banking.  Prior to serving as ED of the Somali Community Center/CRIT, Hassan ran a hawala money changing business out of a convenience store.  As reported by WSMV in Nashville:

Hassans Nashville bank was shut down by counter-terrorism investigators because they said the bank was linked to Al-Barakat…….Al-Barakat is a bank and wiring transfer service that is linked to al-Qaida, according to investigators.  Hassan was arrested and charged with felony illegal banking.

**this organization was started by a Kurdish refugee who was a former lobbyist for TIRRC. ACO is now led by former CAIR director, Paul “Iesa” Galloway. CAIR is a named unindicted co-conspirator in the successful Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing prosecution. CAIR was raising money and funneling it to HAMAS, a U.S. designated terrorist organization. CAIR’s national director has stated publicly that he supports HAMAS.

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