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U.S. plot (Fort Dix) suspects had no intent to kill: attorneys
Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/16/08 | Jon Hurdle

Posted on 12/16/2008 8:19:44 PM PST by NormsRevenge

CAMDEN, New Jersey (Reuters) – Five Muslim men accused of planning an attack on a U.S. army base had no intention of following through even though they shared Muslim anger toward America after September 11, defense attorneys said on Tuesday.

The men, all born outside the United States, plotted but did not execute an attack on Fort Dix in New Jersey and discussed attacks on other installations including Dover Air Force Base in Delaware and the U.S. Coast Guard in Philadelphia, prosecutors say.

They were arrested in May 2007 and face life in prison if convicted.

In closing arguments after a seven-week trial in federal court, attorneys said two FBI informants who infiltrated the group tried to manipulate the defendants into planning the attack and buying guns.

One of the FBI's cooperating witnesses, Besnick Bakalli, told defendant Dritan Duka, that he wanted to "kill someone" but Duka rejected the provocation, Duka's attorney Michael Huff told jurors.

"We are good the way we are. We are not going to kill anything," Duka said in a conversation recorded by Bakalli.

But Assistant U.S. Attorney William Fitzpatrick, in his closing rebuttal, held up an M-16 and an AK-47 that the men are accused of buying and said: "They cannot credibly argue that these weapons are anything other than weapons of war."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: attorneys; bakalli; besnickbakalli; delaware; deportthem; doverairforcebase; dritanduka; dukabrothers; fortdix; fortdixplot; ftdixplot; intent; islam; jihad; jihadisinamerica; mohammedanism; mohammedanism1208; mohammedanism122008; philadelphia; suspects; terrorcell; uscoastguard

1 posted on 12/16/2008 8:19:44 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge
even though they shared Muslim anger toward America after September 11...

Even though they were emboldened by September 11

2 posted on 12/16/2008 8:22:22 PM PST by BenLurkin ("Mrs. Claus is a very lucky woman, sir.")
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To: NormsRevenge

Deep down they’re good boys - they’re just misunderstood...

< /flaming liberal idiot mode off >


3 posted on 12/16/2008 8:22:45 PM PST by Hegemony Cricket (The emporer has no pedigree.)
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To: Hegemony Cricket

These wouldn’t be the Albanians that Bush brought in?


4 posted on 12/16/2008 8:25:02 PM PST by tired1 (responsibility without authority is slavery!)
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To: All
RECAP and ON THE INTERNET:

JIHAD WATCH.org (AP): "Camden, N.J. - "MUMBAI IN THE U.S.? FORT DIX SUSPECTS WERE TRAINING FOR 'JIHAD'" (December 1, 2008)

INTERNET-HAGANAH.com: "NEFA FOUNDATION: EXHIBITS FROM THE FT. DIX TRIAL" (SNIPPET: "This makes an excellent follow up to the forensic data from the Madrid Bombings indictment.") (November 7, 2008)

FOX NEWS.com (AP): Camden, N.J. - "FORT DIX TERROR TAPES: PLOTTER CALLED FOR 'SUICIDE ATTACK' ON BUILDINGS" (October 30, 2008)

JIHAD WATCH.org (STAR-LEDGER): "FORT DIX JIHAD VIDEO DEPICTS GORY DECAPITATIONS AND JIHADI CELEBRATIONS" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "An FBI language specialist, Gassan Hajjar, then described for jurors what happened next: Using a knife, the captors sliced off the hostages' heads, taking four to six minutes to complete the decapitations, he said. They held the severed heads aloft, placed them back on the bodies and celebrated.") (October 24, 2008)
FOX NEWS.com (AP): "JURORS IN FORT DIX TRIAL VIEW JIHADIST VIDEOS FOUND IN DEFENDANTS' HOMES" (October 23, 2008)

JIHAD WATCH.org (TELEGRAPH.co.uk): "FORT DIX JIHADIST: "They are the ones, we are going to put bullets in their heads, Allah willing."" (October 20, 2008)

NY DAILY NEWS.com: "OSAMA BIN LADEN 'INSPIRED' N.J. PLOT ON FORT DIX" by Owen Moritz (October 20, 2008, 9:12 pm)

JIHAD WATCH.org (AP): "POTENTIAL JURORS IN FORT DIX JIHAD CASE GRILLED ON WHETHER THEY THINK ISLAM TEACHES VIOLENCE" (October 7, 2008)

FOX NEWS.com (AP): Camden, N.J. - "POTENTIAL JURORS KEPT SECRET IN FORT DIX PLOT TRIAL" (September 29, 2008)

JIHAD WATCH.org (AP): Camden, N.J. - "FORT DIX JIHAD UPDATE" (September 29, 2008)

JIHAD WATCH.org: "PROSECUTORS IN FORT DIX JIHAD CASE CHALLENGE MOVE BY DEFENSE TO PURGE 'JIHAD' AND 'AL-QAEDA' REFERENCES" (July 19, 2008)

JIHAD WATCH.org (STAR LEDGER): "'SOUTH JERSEY MAN' GETS 20 MONTHS FOR SUPPLYING GUNS TO FORT DIX JIHADISTS" (April 1, 2008)

ADNKRONOS.com (AKI): New York - "TERRORISM: ETHNIC ALBANIAN KOSOVAR GETS 20-MONTH SENTENCE FOR PLOT" (April 1, 2008)

Philadelphia.FBI.gov - DOJ Press Release: Camden, New Jersey - "ABDULLAHU SENTENCED 20 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR SUPPLYING GUNS AND AMMUNITION TO ILLEGAL ALIENS" (March 31, 2008)

Link

COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org: "NEW NEFA FOUNDATION 'TARGET AMERICA' REPORT: 'THE FORT DIX PLOT'" by Evan Kohlmann (January 28, 2008)

Link (pdf)

JIHAD WATCH.org (AP): "NEW CHARGES IN FORT DIX JIHAD CASE -- ATTEMPTED MURDER" (January 15, 2008)

JIHAD WATCH.org (REUTERS): "ACCUSED FORT DIX JIHADISTS DENIED BAIL, BUT NOT OPPORTUNITY FOR PRISON DAWA" (January 4, 2008)

JIHAD WATCH.org (AP): "FORT DIX ATTACK PLOT SUSPECTS PROMOTING JIHAD IN JAIL" (December 12, 2007)

Video - Link

ICE.gov: Camden, N.J. - "ABDULLAHU ADMITS SUPPLYING GUNS AND AMMUNITION TO ILLEGAL ALIENS INVOLVED IN PLOT TO ATTACK FORT DIX" (November 2, 2007)

US DOJ.gov/usao/nj - Press Release: "ABDULLAHU ADMITS SUPPLYING GUNS AND AMMUNITION TO ILLEGAL ALIENS CHARGED WITH PLANNING ATTACKS ON MILITARY PERSONNEL" (October 31, 2007) (pdf)

Link (pdf)

JIHAD WATCH.org (AP): Mount Laurel, New Jersey - "FEDS: FORT DIX BASE PLOT SUSPECT THREATENS FBI" (June 19, 2007)

WASHINGTON TIMES.com (AP): Camden, New Jersey - "6 FORT DIX SUSPECTS ENTER NOT-GUILTY PLEA" (June 15, 2007)

Newark.FBI.gov - DOJ Press Release: Camden - "FIVE INDICTED IN PLOT TO KILL SOLDIERS AT FORT DIX; SIXTH CHARGED WITH AIDING THE POSSESSION OF WEAPONS" (June 5, 2007)

"www.usdoj.gov/usao/nj/press/files/pdffiles/duka0605rel.pdf"

"www.usdoj.gov/usao/nj/press/files/pdffiles/Indictment0605.pdf"

JIHAD WATCH.org (AP): Mount Laurel, N.J. -"FORT DIX SUSPECT APPLIED FOR POLICE JOBS" (May 23, 2007)

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "THE 'PRO-AMERICAN' TERRORISTS" by Julia Gorin (May 22, 2007)

OSINT.INTERNET-HAGANAH.com (AP, May 17, 2007, Camden, NJ): "SUSPECT DENIED BAIL IN FORT DIX CASE" (May 18, 2007)

JIHAD WATCH.org (THE STAR-LEDGER): "FORT DIX JIHAD SUSPECT ASKS FOR QUR'AN" (May 11, 2007)

JIHAD WATCH.org (AP): Camden, New Jersey - " FORT DIX SUSPECTS ARE ALL DENIED BAIL" (May 11, 2007)

CNS NEWS.com: "TERROR-ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION LINK HIGHLIGHTED IN THWARTED NJ PLOT" by Kevin Mooney (May 11, 2007)

CNS NEWS.com: "FBI LACKS EVIDENCE TO CHARGE FOUR OTHER JIHADISTS" by Kevin Mooney (May 10, 2007)

JIHAD WATCH.org (MSNBC): "FORT DIX JIHAD PLOTTERS RECRUITED THROUGH INTERNET" (May 9, 2007)

INTERNET-HAGANAH.com: "INTERNET"

MEMRI.org: "JIHAD AND TERRORISM STUDIES PROJECT"

FOX NEWS.com: "BROTHERS CHARGED IN TERROR PLOT LIVED ILLEGALLY IN U.S. FOR 23 YEARS" (May 9, 2007)

ADNKI.com (AKI): Belgrade - "TERRORISM: U.S. ARMY BASE PLOT 'CONFIRMS EXISTENCE OF WHITE AL QAEDA' BALKAN EXPERTS SAY" (May 9, 2007)

Google - Search Term: "WHITE AL QAEDA"

Google - Search Term: "WHITE AL QAIDA"

CHRONICLES MAGAZINE.org: "KOSOVO BLOWBACK REACHES AMERICA" by Srdja Trifkovic (May 8, 2007)

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "BALKIN MUSLIM GRATITUDE" by Julia Gorin (May 9, 2007)

DEFENSElink.mil (AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE): Washington - "SIX ARRESTED FOR PLOTTING TO KILL SOLDIERS AT FORT DIX, N.J." by John J. Kruzel (May 8, 2007)

Newark.FBI.GOV - DOJ Press Release: Camden, N.J. - "SIX INDIVIDUALS CHARGED WITH PLOTTING TO MURDER U.S. SOLDIERS AT NEW JERSEY MILITARY BASE" (May 8, 2007)

FBI.gov: "ATTACK FOILED Undercover Probe Busts Terror Plot" (Note: Includes Additional Links) (May 8, 2007)

THE SMOKING GUN.com: "FORT DIX TERROR PLOT FOILED FBI: New Jersey jihadists targeted servicemen at Army base" (May 8, 2007)

5 posted on 12/16/2008 8:25:54 PM PST by Cindy
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To: NormsRevenge

And that sweet, harmless, fun-loving shark on “Jaws” had no intention of killing anyone either, it was just a coinkydink that all those people fell into it’s mouth and were eaten!!

It’s a conspiracy to make muslims look bad, just like “Jaws” was a conspiracy to make great white sharks look bad!!!

Call the ACLU!! There’s litigation to be initiated here!!!

/sarc


6 posted on 12/16/2008 8:26:52 PM PST by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: Cindy

Thanks!

One more case of young impressionable yout’s getting caught up in the whirlwind and romance of Jihad. ;-)


7 posted on 12/16/2008 8:28:26 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed)
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To: Hegemony Cricket

hmmm...where is this going, Oh I get it: it’s Bush’s fault that they plotted to kill US servicemen at Ft Dix.


8 posted on 12/16/2008 8:28:54 PM PST by max americana
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ADDING to post no. 5:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2145799/posts

“Scholar: Fort Dix Suspects Behaved Like Terrorists”
WCBSTV.com ^ | Dec 9, 2008
Posted on December 9, 2008 3:39:17 PM PST by ETL

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2145370/posts

“Unknown to each other, two spies worked Fort Dix case”
star ledger ^ | 12.07.08 | John P. Martin
Posted on December 8, 2008 10:15:37 PM PST by Co


9 posted on 12/16/2008 8:28:54 PM PST by Cindy
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To: tired1; max americana

Hmmm. I don’t recall a link to GWB, however, if you will step back in time with me to the thread below, there seems to be a link to hilary.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1832495/posts


10 posted on 12/16/2008 8:31:28 PM PST by Hegemony Cricket (The emporer has no pedigree.)
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To: NormsRevenge

“One more case of young impressionable yout’s...”

#

You’re welcome Norm.

Yep youths, again.

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/youths
http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/muslimyouths
http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/islamicyouths


11 posted on 12/16/2008 8:31:39 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Hegemony Cricket

http://blog.nj.com/ledgerupdates/2007/05/6_arrested_in_plot_to_kill_sol.html


12 posted on 12/16/2008 8:42:38 PM PST by tired1 (responsibility without authority is slavery!)
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To: TigersEye

This is the base that wasn’t too far from my old campground. These SOB’s need life in jail IMHO & they should hear horrid music 24/7.


13 posted on 12/16/2008 8:47:16 PM PST by pandoraou812 (Don't play leapfrog with a unicorn! ...........^............)
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To: tired1
These wouldn’t be the Albanians that Bush brought in?

Three of the Ft. Dix Six are illegals, so no, no one "brought them in."

Another one came in in 2000 on Clinton's watch and received asylum, so no, he was not one "Bush brought in," either : "Abdullahu, an ethnic Albanian born in the Serbian province of Kosovo, fled with his family and was granted asylum in the United States eight years ago [2000].----via 12 posted on Thursday, May 10, 2007 8:57:16 AM by HoosierHawk

That leaves two others, a Turk and a Jordanian, neither of which are Albanian and so they are not "the Albanians that Bush brought in" either.

14 posted on 12/16/2008 8:49:54 PM PST by piasa
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To: tired1
Another one came in in 2000
Should read:
Another one came in in 1999.
15 posted on 12/16/2008 9:09:34 PM PST by piasa
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To: NormsRevenge

They planned to attack Fort Dix with 5 pairs of assault wing tips....


16 posted on 12/16/2008 9:10:21 PM PST by freebilly
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To: piasa

It’s late and I stand corrected. I have recent memories of sharing this story with my brother (retired AF Col.) lamenting the image of these Anti-American bandits being brought to our shores.


17 posted on 12/16/2008 9:11:02 PM PST by tired1 (responsibility without authority is slavery!)
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To: pandoraou812

Careful with that M-16. You might put someone’s eye out!


18 posted on 12/16/2008 9:16:53 PM PST by TigersEye (Allah licks my shoes but they still don't shine.)
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To: TigersEye

Rope, thats what they need & hang them. Zero tolerance for terrorists!


19 posted on 12/16/2008 9:24:08 PM PST by pandoraou812 (Don't play leapfrog with a unicorn! ...........^............)
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To: Travis McGee
But Assistant U.S. Attorney William Fitzpatrick, in his closing rebuttal, held up an M-16 and an AK-47 that the men are accused of buying and said: "They cannot credibly argue that these weapons are anything other than weapons of war."

Today it's these guys....

L

20 posted on 12/16/2008 9:26:32 PM PST by Lurker ("America is at that awkward stage. " Claire Wolfe, call your office.)
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To: tired1
As for the 3 illegal ones, they entered long ago:

...The brothers entered the United States near Brownsville, Texas, in 1984, the source said, which would put their ages at 1 to 6 when they crossed the border.The source said there is no record of them entering by way of a regular border crossing, so they are investigating whether they were smuggled into the country. -----Fox

21 posted on 12/16/2008 9:29:41 PM PST by piasa
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To: Lurker
The charge of unlawful possession of machine guns against Dritan Duka and Shain Duka stems from their purchase of three fully automatic AK-47s and four fully automatic M-16s at a residence in Cherry Hill. After the purchase from a cooperating witness, the Duka brothers were arrested by special agents of the FBI. The other defendants were arrested at other locations at about the same time.-------- "Five indicted in plot to kill soldiers at Fort Dix," News Transcript ^ | 6/27/07 , Posted on Saturday, June 30, 2007 8:05:00 AM by Libloather

In the legal filing, the government said Mohamad Ibrahim Shnewer gave another inmate a copy of an Al Qaeda-produced DVD last month. Guards found the disc in a book in the detention center's law library. Government lawyers said in the filing that "the fact the defendant Shnewer and, perhaps, his co-conspirators may be spreading jihadist recruitment videos to other inmates clearly raises grave security concerns for the warden, and, again, supports the reasonableness of continued administrative detention for these defendants."... The government also said that suspect Eljvir Duka and another inmate were passing notes. In one note, the government said, Duka wrote, "Now you see why we were going to sacrifice all for the sake of Allah in jihad" and referred to the fight "we weren't able to finish." ...(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...---------U.S.: Fort Dix Attack Plot Suspects Promoting Terror in Jail Fox News ^ | December 12, 2007 Posted on 12/12/2007 5:40:38 AM PST by 3AngelaD

(Their "fight" being an attack on American personnel at Ft. Dix.)

22 posted on 12/16/2008 9:40:51 PM PST by piasa
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To: NormsRevenge

Just like Billy Ayers.


23 posted on 12/16/2008 11:23:26 PM PST by smokingfrog (I'll go green when they plant me in the ground.)
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