July 27, 2009

7 Traitors Arrested in N.C. for Jihad Plans

Traitors falling out all over the place this week. First, it was revealed that a veteran named Bryant Neal Vinas had been held since late last year as a member of al Qaeda. And now seven more?

One of the men -- Hysen Sherifi from Kosovo -- arrested in the cell is here as a permanent resident, so technically only six of the men are American citizens and therefore traitors.

The ringleader? It seems to be Daniel Boyd. What a surprising name, eh?


Not surprising? That he likes to be called Saifullah.

And don't call his son(?) Dylan. Instead call him Mohammad.

Why does that old country song come to mind? Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be Muhamads!

The original indictments are in the link below. Click on them and notice something, er, unusual? Save for Daniel "Saifullah" Boyd's indictment, there's nothing in them. Other than a reference to the FISA court.

All the juicy details are in Boyd's indictment.

Daniel Boyd appears to be a veteran of the Afghan campaign against the Soviets. In recent years he brought his son to Israel with hopes of crossing the border into the Palestinian territories in order to teach Jr. about jihad.

The family that jihads together stays together, or so I'm told.

The kicker? If I'm reading the indictment right the Israelis turned him away at the airport.

Call it "profiling". The kind that works.

(Update: Aaron looked at the dates a little closer. It seems that they were in Israel a month and couldn't cross the border. )
Another interesting note (see 12c) is that the indictment actually cites the radicalization of younger Muslims into the doctrine of "fard ayn" -- that violent jihad is a personal obligation for Muslims. This is the first time I recall teaching violent jihad as a criminal act.

One other very interesting thing: one of those indicted appears to be unnamed.

For instance, here's a line from the indictment at #3:

On or about October 7, 2008, defendent [blank in the original] departed the United States to travel to Pakistan to engage in violent jihad.
That's it. No statement that this unknown defendant returned from Pakistan.

So, seven traitors down and one still on the loose?

WRAL sums it up. :

Officials arrested seven residents of North Carolina Monday on charges they supported terrorism by recruiting people to fight overseas.

But read through the indictment against Saifullah. It seems he's been on the jihad bandwagon for a very long time. He attended the jihad camps way back in 1992.

Daniel Patrick Boyd, 39, Hysen Sherifi, 24, Anes Subasic, 33, Zakariya Boyd, 20, Dylan Boyd, 22, Mohammad Omar Aly Hassan, 22, and Ziyad Yaghi, 21, have been charged with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and conspiring to murder, kidnap and injure persons abroad, the justice department announced Monday....

Authorities surrounded Daniel Boyd’s home at 134 Lakeside Circle in Willow Spring Monday afternoon, according to someone close to the investigation....

The defendants were arrested at various locations Monday morning by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement agencies...

Each of the defendants faces potential life imprisonment if convicted of conspiracy to murder, kidnap and injure people abroad. In addition, conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists carries a maximum 15 year sentence.

Read the whole thing if you don't want to sort through the indictment.

So, why the unsealing of so many indictments against homegrown jihadis lately? Part of Obama's promise to criminalize the war on terror? Coincidence? Something else?

To make the coincidences even more, er, coincidental -- yet another homegrown jihadi Ahmed Omar Abu Ali from Falls Church, Virginia -- was re-sentenced today.

No, not the bad kind of re-sentencing. The good kind. You know, where the judges gave him more time behind bars ruling that his earlier sentence was not harsh enough.

Somebody buy those judges a beer!

Oh, and Mr. Ali: watch out for the cornhole.

Thanks to W. Teach.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 06:30 PM | Comments |