November 17, 2012

Refugee Gets Life for NYC Subway Terror Plot

More for our "what homegrown radical Islamist problem?" files:

Adis Medunjanin, 34, was sentenced in Brooklyn federal court to life plus 95 years for his role in the plot, which targeted the city subway system. ...

At trial earlier this year, prosecutors described how Medunjanin and two former New York high school friends planned to bomb either the subway, Times Square, or another packed location. They were "within days of carrying out this attack," according to the prosecution.

The Bosnia-born Medunjanin, whose family fled to the United States during the war with Serbia in the 1990s, was also convicted of conspiring to murder US military personnel abroad, taking military training from al-Qaeda, and attempting to commit terrorism across national boundaries, among other charges.

I'll note two things.

1) Medunjanin and his two co-conspirators, Najibullah Zazi and Zarein Ahmedzay, were all raised in New York.

2) While all were born abroad, they were radicalized here.

Also, I'm banning myself for being an Islamophobe.

Thanks to Laura.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:11 PM | Comments |