Tuesday, July 28, 2009
FBI breaks up a Terror cell in North Carolina
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Seven people were arrested and charged Monday in North Carolina with allegedly planning to commit terrorist acts overseas.
According to a federal indictment, the men believed "violent jihad" was the duty of every good Muslim.
Six of the seven men arrested are U.S. citizens and the one who is not, is a legal immigrant.
Daniel Patrick Boyd, 39, is the alleged leader of the terror cell. He lives in Willow Spring, North Carolina which is about 25 miles south of Raleigh.
Hysen Sherifi, 24, is a native of Kosovo and a legal permanent resident of North Carolina, according to federal documents.
The other five men arrested included: Anes Subasic, 33; Zakariya Boyd, 20; Dylan Boyd, 22; Mohammad Omar Aly Hassan, 22; and Ziyad Yaghi, 21. Each of these men are U.S. citizens and residents of North Carolina.
The men allegedly provided support to terrorists and trained to become terrorists themselves.
Different suspects allegedly traveled to Israel Jordan, and Kosovo to commit terrorist attacks, although the indictment does not indicate they ever succeeded in carrying out an attack.
The men allegedly trained in North Carolina to become terrorists and were willing to die to carry out a violent jihad.
The indictment says Daniel Boyd once trained at camps in Afghanistan and Pakistan between 1989 and 1992. It says Boyd fought against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan.
The indictment also says the men had bought a lot of high-powered guns and were training in rural Caswell County, located northeast of Greensboro, as recently as a few weeks ago.
All of the men were charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, as well as conspiracy to murder, kidnap, maim and injure persons abroad. Daniel Boyd, Hysen Sherifi and Zakariya Boyd are each charged with possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. Daniel Boyd and Dylan Boyd are also charged with selling a firearm to a convicted felon. Daniel Boyd is also charged with receiving a firearm through interstate commerce and two counts of making false statements in a terrorism investigation.
"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," said U.S. Attorney George E. B. Holding. "Terrorists and their supporters are relentless and constant in their efforts to hurt and kill innocent people across the globe," and Holding added, "We must be equally relentless and constant in our efforts to stop them."
has anyone noticed that the most extremists and radicals are the converts to islam? as we need to dig deeper into people like Daniel Boyd, John Allan Mohammad, Richard Reid, John Walker Lindh..etc.
I may have to look deeper into this, study the psychology of these individuals, look into the reasons of them joining a cult, becoming violent, evil and terrorists, the hate and the brainwashing that caused them to flip, I need to expand on all this in a new post.