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US Muslims Charged With Plotting Jihad

From Associated Press:

7 NC men charged with plotting ‘violent jihad’

By Mike Baker, Associated Press Writer Mon Jul 27

RALEIGH, N.C. – A father, his two sons and four other North Carolina men are accused of military-style training at home and plotting "violent jihad" through a series of terror attacks abroad, federal authorities said Monday.

Officials said the group was led by Daniel Patrick Boyd, a married 39-year-old who lived in an unassuming lakeside home in a rural area south of Raleigh, where he and his family walked their dog and operated a drywall business. But two decades ago, Boyd, who is a U.S. citizen, trained in terrorist camps in Pakistan and Afghanistan and fought against the Soviets for three years before returning to the United States.

An indictment released Monday does not detail any specific terrorist plans or targets overseas, although it claims some of the defendants traveled to Israel in 2007 with the intent of waging "violent jihad" and returned home without success.

"These charges hammer home the point that terrorists and their supporters are not confined to the remote regions of some far away land but can grow and fester right here at home," U.S. Attorney George E.B. Holding said. He would not give details of the alleged plots beyond what was in a news release and indictment.

The seven men made their first court appearances in Raleigh on Monday, charged with providing material support to terrorism. If convicted, they could face life in prison. Court documents charged that Boyd, also known as ‘Saifullah,’ encouraged others to engage in jihad.

Boyd’s beliefs did not concur with his Raleigh-area moderate mosque, which he stopped attending and instead began meeting for Friday prayers in his home, said Holding, who did not say whether any or all the defendants met with him.

"These people had broken away because their local mosque did not follow their vision of being a good Muslim," Holding said. "This is not an indictment of the entire Muslim community."

In 1991, Boyd and his brother were convicted of bank robbery in Pakistan — accused of carrying identification showing they belonged to the radical Afghan guerrilla group, Hezb-e-Islami, or Party of Islam. Each was sentenced to have a foot and a hand cut off for the robbery, but the decision was later overturned.

Their wives told The Associated Press in an interview at the time that the couples had U.S. roots but the United States was a country of "kafirs" — Arabic for heathens

Two of the suspects are Boyd’s sons: Zakariya Boyd, 20 and Dylan Boyd, 22. The others are Anes Subasic, 33; Mohammad Omar Aly Hassan, 22; and Ziyad Yaghi, 21. Hysen Sherifi, 24, a native of Kosovo and a U.S. legal permanent was also charged in the case. He was the only person arrested who was not a U.S. citizen

It’s unclear how authorities learned of the activities, although court documents indicate that prosecutors will introduce evidence gathered under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

After the unsuccessful attempt at jihad in Israel, the men returned home, officials said. Court papers also say Yaghi went to Jordan to engage in jihad in 2006.

Boyd was also accused of trying to raise money last year to fund others’ travel overseas to fight. One of the men, Sherifi, went to Kosovo to engage in violent jihad, according to the indictment, but it’s unclear if he did any actual fighting.

Somehow these do not seem to be ‘home grown terrorists’:

 

The others are Anes Subasic, 33; Mohammad Omar Aly Hassan, 22; and Ziyad Yaghi, 21. Hysen Sherifi, 24, a native of Kosovo and a U.S. legal permanent was also charged in the case. He was the only person arrested who was not a U.S. citizen.

And we don’t care that they may be technically called US citizens.

In 1991, Boyd and his brother were convicted of bank robbery in Pakistan — accused of carrying identification showing they belonged to the radical Afghan guerrilla group, Hezb-e-Islami, or Party of Islam. Each was sentenced to have a foot and a hand cut off for the robbery, but the decision was later overturned.

They should have insisted that Sharia law be followed to the letter. Being such pious Muslims.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, July 28th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

9 Responses to “US Muslims Charged With Plotting Jihad”

  1. Right of the People says:

    “These people had broken away because their local mosque did not follow their vision of being a good Muslim,” Holding said. “This is not an indictment of the entire Muslim community.”

    But it should be. If the majority of those of the “Religion of Pieces” truly believe in a peaceful co-existence with those of other faiths, they should be continually and vocally denouncing these violent factions. My guess is that those who won’t speak up against the violence truly believe that they and their religion is superior. And being superior to non-believers gives them the right to kill those who won’t convert.

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    I am ‘”Amazed” that this came forward with all the down sizing of intelligence gathering and the abilities to go after these terrorist muslims on our own soil.
    Oh wait……..it is because of that EVIL “BOOOOOSH” that this was possible but the closet muslim will step forward and claim credit.
    (like any good little commie, islamofascist’, racist-saurus should)

    • jobeth says:

      This was also a great story because the ring leader and his sons were so “American”. Blond…quite possibly blue eyed…you know.

      See? We shouldn’t “profile”!

      Thank God they got this group…but if they were all middle eastern it would have been at best a blip on the MSM back pages.

      This guy is so ordinary…PERFECT to prove that the white American male is the biggest threat we have! (sarc)

  3. BannedbytheTaliban says:

    The best part is the local news affiliate in Raleigh, WRAL, ran this piece on the 10 o’clock news. They had a local man on to help convince people these are not the acts of normal Muslims, assuming guilt, and smooth over any anti-Islam hysteria. His name, JIHAD Shawwa. He sounds reasonable, but his name sure is ironic.

    http://www.wral.com/news/local/video/5669915/

    I’m also a little curious about what would motivate a teenager in the late 80’s from Johnston county NC, a bastion of pro-military right-wingers and home to Seymour Johnson air base, to travel to Afghanistan to wage Jihad. Of course, he may not have fit in and could have felt “alienated” or some other liberal mumbo jumbo.

    • Eagle334th says:

      Just a clarification.. Goldsboro, NC (Wayne County) is home to SJ AFB. ;)

      This whole thing seems a bit… odd.

  4. jobeth says:

    “Each was sentenced to have a foot and a hand cut off for the robbery, but the decision was later overturned.”

    Seems they may have been given a deal that was too good to refuse. Perhaps…"You go back to America and help the jihad develop there by training "freedom fighters". (sarc on the "freedom fighters” term) and you get to keep that hand and foot."

    BTW…where is his brother now? Has he soured on the movement? Ummm?

    • BannedbytheTaliban says:

      He may be the 8th suspect they are still looking for but won’t release his name.

  5. canary says:

    MalcolmX and Obama got their wish. The white man standing with the Nation of Islam. It’s amazing how the neighbors do not believe this loving friendly family could be involved.
    Boyd showed one neighbor an marvelous awesome wonder of making vegetables grow from the ground. One neighbor said they were the most loving family on the block. Yeah, daddy, I’ll strap this bomb on for you and mommy. I love you. See you in heaven. Save you some virgins.

    We’ve been warned. Stay alert. Keep watch. They will pretend to be your friend, give hope, do many good things. Then blow you up and burn your towns down.

  6. h says:

    why are we so judgemental on others when it comes to religon ?we should be openminded, i think the media made our brains tight and based on what they want us to think not on what things really,are ,my family knew some muslim families for generations now and no one of them blow us or burn ower townsdown. plz guys grow up ,make your own thinking ,do not let anyone fool you


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