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Judge sentences Lodi man to 24 years for attending terror camp { Hamid Hayat }
AP via SFGate ^ | 9/10/7 | AARON C. DAVIS, Associated Press Writer

Posted on 09/10/2007 1:03:24 PM PDT by SmithL

SACRAMENTO, (AP) -- A California man convicted of attending an al-Qaida camp in Pakistan was sentenced to 24 years in federal prison Monday for supporting terrorists, concluding a case that divided a Central Valley farming community.

U.S. District Court Judge Garland Burrell Jr. imposed the sentence against Hamid Hayat on his 25th birthday, saying he had "attended a terrorist training camp, returned to the United States ready and willing to wage violent jihad when directed to do so."

Hayat faced up to 39 years in prison after his April 2006 conviction on one count of providing material support to terrorists and three counts of lying about it to FBI agents.

But Burrell said it was Hayat's first criminal offense and cited other factors in imposing the lesser sentence. He said the sentence handed down Monday was sufficient to deter similar behavior by others and punish Hayat for his crimes.

Hayat had no visible reaction when the sentence was read, and his family sat quietly in the back row of the courtroom. But surrounded by reporters outside the courthouse afterward, they lashed out at the prosecution.

"We were expecting justice. We did not get justice. My son is innocent," said Hamid Hayat's father, Umer.

His son, a U.S. citizen, was arrested in June 2005 shortly after returning from a two-year trip to Pakistan, where prosecutors said he received terrorist training and plotted against targets in California.

They said he intended to attack hospitals, banks, grocery stores and government buildings, although his lawyer argued that Hayat never attended such a camp.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: fightingback; goodnews; hamidhayat; hayat; icecreamman; icecreamtruck; jihadinamerica; lodi; lodicell; terrorsupporter; trainingcamps; traitors; wot

1 posted on 09/10/2007 1:03:29 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL
he had "attended a terrorist training camp, returned to the United States ready and willing to wage violent jihad when directed to do so."

I wonder if he's the only one...

2 posted on 09/10/2007 1:04:39 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: SmithL

I’ll bet the ACLU can spring John Smith.


3 posted on 09/10/2007 1:04:43 PM PDT by gathersnomoss (If General Patton was alive, he would slap many faces!!)
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To: Izzy Dunne
I wonder if he's the only one...

His father is still driving an ice cream truck around Lodi after pleading guilty to lesser charges. It sure doesn't make me feel safe.

4 posted on 09/10/2007 1:07:03 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe
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To: SmithL
concluding a case that divided a Central Valley farming community.

I live in Lodi and don't know anyone who is divided on this issue, but of course, I don't hang around the Mosque.

5 posted on 09/10/2007 1:10:18 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe
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To: SmithL
I guess things got bad, and things got worse for him...........
6 posted on 09/10/2007 1:10:50 PM PDT by Red Badger (ALL that CARBON in ALL that oil & coal was once in the atmospere. We're just putting it back!)
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To: w1andsodidwe

It’s OK as long as he exhibits “Good Humor,” or, in this case, “Good Humus”....


7 posted on 09/10/2007 1:11:39 PM PDT by tracer
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To: w1andsodidwe

It’s OK as long as he exhibits “Good Humor,” or, in this case, “Good Humus”....


8 posted on 09/10/2007 1:11:47 PM PDT by tracer
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To: w1andsodidwe

It’s OK as long as he exhibits “Good Humor,” or, in this case, “Good Humus”....


9 posted on 09/10/2007 1:11:54 PM PDT by tracer
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To: w1andsodidwe

It’s OK as long as he exhibits “Good Humor,” or, in this case, “Good Humus”....


10 posted on 09/10/2007 1:11:59 PM PDT by tracer
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To: w1andsodidwe

It’s OK as long as he exhibits “Good Humor,” or, in this case, “Good Humus”....


11 posted on 09/10/2007 1:12:02 PM PDT by tracer
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To: w1andsodidwe

It’s OK as long as he exhibits “Good Humor,” or, in this case, “Good Humus”....


12 posted on 09/10/2007 1:12:09 PM PDT by tracer
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To: Red Badger
Oh, Lord, . . .
13 posted on 09/10/2007 1:13:49 PM PDT by SmithL (I don't do Barf Alerts, you're old enough to read and decide for yourself)
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To: tracer

Got a stutter today?


14 posted on 09/10/2007 1:15:13 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe
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To: SmithL

Fighting Back Bump


15 posted on 09/10/2007 1:15:19 PM PDT by VOA
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To: w1andsodidwe
I live in Lodi and don't know anyone who is divided on this issue, but of course, I don't hang around the Mosque.

The only thing I've seen that divides the community is Highway 12.

16 posted on 09/10/2007 1:16:58 PM PDT by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: SmithL
I guess you know the tune.......<
17 posted on 09/10/2007 1:17:59 PM PDT by Red Badger (ALL that CARBON in ALL that oil & coal was once in the atmospere. We're just putting it back!)
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To: tracer

HUMMUS............mmmmmmmmm

HUMUS...........bleeeech!.............


18 posted on 09/10/2007 1:19:10 PM PDT by Red Badger (ALL that CARBON in ALL that oil & coal was once in the atmospere. We're just putting it back!)
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To: SmithL

>>Judge sentences Lodi man to 24 years for attending terror camp<<

The guy attended a DNC meeting? :)


19 posted on 09/10/2007 1:27:17 PM PDT by KingSnorky
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To: tracer

if you bang harder, it might show up bolded and in pretty colors :-)


20 posted on 09/10/2007 1:27:33 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: Izzy Dunne

Nope....that area of California is loaded with them. They own many business’ and farms in the area.


21 posted on 09/10/2007 1:30:13 PM PDT by RC2
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To: SmithL

“U.S. District Court Judge Garland Burrell Jr. imposed the sentence against Hamid Hayat on his 25th birthday,....”

Happy Birthday Hamid! LOL!


22 posted on 09/10/2007 2:06:48 PM PDT by Bogtrotter52 (Reading DU daily so you won't hafta)
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To: SmithL

A added plus to the whole thing. from the article:

“Two Muslim clerics ensnared in the wider probe were deported for immigration violations.”

Yippie!


23 posted on 09/10/2007 2:09:52 PM PDT by Bogtrotter52 (Reading DU daily so you won't hafta)
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To: SmithL
"We were expecting justice. We did not get justice. My son is innocent," said Hamid Hayat's father, Umer.

You have been afforded justice a$$hole, the additional recipients of justice in this case are also those people and families that would have been adversely affected by the actions of your issue.
24 posted on 09/10/2007 2:22:15 PM PDT by monkeycard (There is no such thing as too much ammo.)
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To: SmithL

Umer Hayat—”He later pleaded guilty to lying to a customs agent about why he was bringing $28,000 in cash to Pakistan several years earlier.”

Musta really been HOT in Lodi for the ice cream man to bank 28 Gs............


25 posted on 09/10/2007 2:28:38 PM PDT by debm29palms (Proud Wife of SSgt. Donald C. May, Jr. KIA 03-25-03)
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To: w1andsodidwe

Swine sticky Microsoft mouse.....


26 posted on 09/10/2007 2:39:05 PM PDT by tracer
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To: Red Badger

D-Oh!!


27 posted on 09/10/2007 2:40:15 PM PDT by tracer
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To: w1andsodidwe; SmithL

Interesting to read what Muslim activists said about this case back in 2005. What is interesting is that the group cautioned local Muslims NOT TO SPEAK with an FBI agent without an attorney — ever. Apparently the “witch hunt” that started this actually caught some witches. Who knew, wlandsodidwe, that you have witches in your midst?

I looked for a CAIR press release, but did not find an archive that fair back.

http://www.amvoice-two.amuslimvoice.org/html/body_the_fbi_witch_hunt.html


28 posted on 09/10/2007 2:50:50 PM PDT by bajabaja
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To: debm29palms
they are the guards at the hospital in Lodi 24/7. among other highly senistive places in town.
29 posted on 09/10/2007 3:07:13 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: Red Badger

wow, I guess you know the tune...


30 posted on 09/10/2007 5:02:04 PM PDT by Maverick68
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To: SmithL

didn’t treason once merit death?


31 posted on 09/10/2007 6:10:25 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (why are you looking here, when the joke is....)
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