December 11, 2009

Images: Five Americans in Pakistan for Jihad
N.C. Jihad Plot Connection?

Name: Waqar Hussain Khan
Date of Birth: August 11, 1987
Place of Birth: Virginia, USA

Name: Ahmed Abdullah Minni
Date of Birth: December 4, 1989
Place of Birth: Virginia, USA

Name: Ramy S Zamzam
Date of Birth: September 19, 1987
Place of Birth: Egypt
(U.S. Passport)

Name: Aman Hassan Yemer
Date of Birth: May 5, 1991
Place of Birth: California

Date of Birth: 1985
Place of Birth: Sargodha (Pakistan)
(US Passport)

Source: The Blotter who has the original Pakistani police report.

Also note that the original report claims that Ahmed Abdullah Minni seems to have been the ringleader. He apparently hooked up online at YouTube with someone calling himself "Saifullah".

Minni and Saifullah then took there conversations somewhere more secure. The two set up a Yahoo email account that they shared and communicated by writing emails and then saving them as drafts. This is a common method used by online jihadis.

Saifullah helped Minni plan the trip for the five would-be jihadist to Pakistan.

It is not clear how long this trip has been planned. One has to wonder whether this "Saifullah" may be Daniel Patrick Boyd who also used the name for his online persona?

Daniel Patrick Boyd, aka "saifullah"

Boyd has been indicted for trying to help several Muslims in North Carolina, including his own son, travel to Pakistan for jihad. Note that Ziyad Yaghi, one of the young men involved in the plot, was involved with the NC State MSA -- just like Zamzam above.

But Boyd has been in jail since July. So either this is a different Saifullah (not so uncommon a name) or the plan has been in the works for some time.

Also, take a closer look at the image of Ahmed Abdullah Minni. He looks familiar. A lot like a kid I once saw in a pretty lame rap video praising the mujahideen. But I can't seem to find the video. If you know what I'm talking about, email me.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:45 PM | Comments |