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2 Muslims Plead Guilty In Plot To Kill GIs

From those defenders of the faith at the Associated Press:

Khaleel Ahmed, 26, of Chicago, center, is lead out of the Federal Courthouse in Toledo, Ohio, by a federal agent and accompanied by an attorney at right Tuesday, March 21, 2007, after pleading not guilty to charges that he plotted with three men from Ohio to recruit and train terrorists to attack U.S. and allied troops overseas.

Illinois Cousins Plead Guilty in Plot to Kill U.S. Soldiers

TOLEDO, Ohio — Two cousins from the Chicago area accused of training to kill U.S. soldiers in Iraq pleaded guilty to terrorism charges Thursday, federal prosecutors said.

The two were part of a plot organized by three men living in Toledo who were convicted last year of recruiting terrorists and raising money to fund their plans to wage a holy war against U.S. troops, prosecutors said.

The two cousins received training in firearms and counter-surveillance so they could join the insurgency, prosecutors said.

Khaleel Ahmed, 28, of Chicago and Zubair Ahmed, 28, of suburban North Chicago both pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists.

Each faces a maximum of 15 years in prison. Messages seeking comment were left with attorneys for both men.

The two men were arrested in February, months after the three men in Ohio were accused of plotting attacks.

Prosecutors said Marwan El-Hindi of Toledo recruited the cousins in 2004 to join his cell in Toledo. They all met at a Muslim convention in Cleveland with a former U.S. military man who worked undercover and helped foil the plot, prosecutors said

El-Hindi, Mohammad Amawi, and Wassim Mazloum were convicted of conspiring to kill or maim people outside the United States and now face maximum sentences of life in prison.

Prosecutors also said that the cousins had traveled to Egypt in 2004 with plans to kill U.S. troops, but they were stopped and returned to the U.S.

Khaleel Ahmed was born in India and became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2004. Zubair Ahmed was born in Chicago and is a U.S. citizen.

Nice to see that the Associated Press managed to avoid using the M word or the I word.

But who else engages in “holy war”?

(Thanks to BillK for the heads up.)

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, January 16th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “2 Muslims Plead Guilty In Plot To Kill GIs”

  1. BillK says:

    From a depressed AP:

    Illinois Cousins Plead Guilty in Plot to Kill U.S. Soldiers

    TOLEDO, Ohio — Two cousins from the Chicago area accused of training to kill U.S. soldiers in Iraq pleaded guilty to terrorism charges Thursday, federal prosecutors said.

    The two were part of a plot organized by three men living in Toledo who were convicted last year of recruiting terrorists and raising money to fund their plans to wage a holy war against U.S. troops, prosecutors said…

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,480103,00.html

    I’m surprised the article doesn’t contain the usual quote stating that they should have been found innocent because they didn’t actually do anything.

  2. proreason says:

    These poor “cousins” must be distressed by the economy.

  3. Liberals Demise says:

    Too bad you got caught before an American sent you to hell where no virgins would have met your sorry asses. NOW……we, the taxpayers; will have to give you 3 squares a day, medical, dental, lawyers(Grrrr), prayer rugs………bullets would be cheaper. BTW….Our GOD loves us more than your allah loves you! Deal with it.


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