(Now they are five; the sixth man pleaded guilty earlier to a lesser charge of gun offenses.)
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) – Five Muslim immigrants were convicted Monday of plotting to massacre U.S. soldiers at Fort Dix in a case the government said demonstrated its post-Sept. 11 determination to stop terrorist attacks in the planning stages.As I have mentioned before, there have been numerous trials in America of terrorist immigrants, but the dinosaur media rarely covers them from a national security perspective. (See Muslim Terrorists In America Convicted — MSM Not Interested).
The defendants were acquitted of attempted murder charges but face life in prison for conspiring to kill military personnel. The federal jury spent about 38 hours deliberating over the past six days.
The men lived in and around Philadelphia for years. The government said after their 2007 arrest that an attack had been imminent and that the case underscored the dangers of terrorist plots hatched on U.S. soil. [5 convicted of plotting to kill Fort Dix soldiers, Google-AP News, Dec 22, 2008]
Speaking of immigrant terror trials, one of the convicted Florida pipebomb-transporting ("fireworks!") students from Egypt, Ahmed Mohamed got his prison sentence last week: Former USF student sentenced to 15 years in terror trial [St. Petersburg Times, Dec 19, 2008].
(The photo shows Ahmed Mohamed seated, with his partner in jihad, Youssef Megahed, standing.)
TAMPA - Former University of South Florida student Ahmed Mohamed received a maximum 15-year federal prison sentence Thursday for providing material support to terrorists. [...]Right — he was willing to murder any infidel he could find!
Mohamed admitted in a June plea agreement to creating a YouTube video showing how to turn a child's remote control toy into a detonator. He told authorities the video was to be used by martyrs fighting "invaders" of Arab countries, including the U.S. military.
For the first time on Thursday, prosecutors displayed the video in court. [Watch excerpts.]
"I admit that this video was something that wasn't a wise idea," Mohamed told the judge in a letter read by defense attorney Lyann Goudie. "I never intended to harm anyone in particular. I do apologize. ... I am no more than a college guy."