Somali pirates are threatening to kill a surfing journalist from Manhattan Beach if Navy SEALs attempt to rescue him.
Acclaimed surfing journalist Michael Scott Moore has been kidnapped by Somali pirates. Moore, who was born and raised in Manhattan Beach, was researching for a book about piracy when he was abducted by at least a dozen men in two SUVs Saturday.
Mohamud Hirs Issa Ali pleaded guilty in federal court on charges he hijacked Jean and Scott Adam’s yacht and then killed the couple.
They were four adventure seekers who loved the sea and wanted to see the world. Friends said they were meticulous and planned for any dangers, but even that couldn’t prepare them for the Somali pirates who stormed their yacht and took their lives.
Mohamed Mohamed Mohamud and Issa Doreh of San Diego are accused of routing funds to a Somali-based terrorist group.