Skip to comments.FBI, Navy Foiled Alleged Terror Plot on Quantico
Posted on 09/25/2009 6:03:30 PM PDT by SandRat
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2009 An indictment handed down yesterday in a North Carolina federal court charges three men with plotting to attack Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., with the intent to murder U.S. military personnel.
The men -- two American citizens and a legal U.S. resident from Kosovo are Daniel Patrick Boyd, 39; his son, Zakariya Boyd, 20; and Kosovo native Hysen Sherifi, 24, according to Justice Department and Marine Corps news releases.
The three allegedly were involved in a plot to procure maps of the base and assemble weapons as a precursor to an attack, the releases say. They also are named with four other men -- including another Boyd son, Dylan, 22 -- in a sealed indictment July 22 for alleged involvement in a conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, as well as conspiracy to murder, kidnap, maim and injure persons abroad, the releases say.
Agents from the FBI and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service and Quanticos headquarters staff collaborated on an investigation that uncovered the alleged plot at the base.
We have been in close coordination with NCIS and FBI agents and other officials throughout the Boyd investigation, Quanticos base commander Marine Col. Dan Choike said in a Marine Corps news release.
We have ensured that the safety and protection of our Marines, their families and civilians who call Quantico home, received our first and absolute attention, Choike said. That attention in all matters continues to be our main focus.
Others indicted in the alleged broader terrorism activities include:
-- Anes Subasic, 33, a naturalized U.S. citizen;
-- Mohammad Omar Aly Hassan, 22, a U.S. citizen; and
-- Ziyad Yaghi, 21, a U.S. citizen.
All seven men are residents of North Carolina.
The defendants were arrested July 27 at various locations. All are being held without bond.
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, U.S. Attorney George E.B. Holding said in the Justice Department news release.
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Attacking a Marine Corp base? Not the sharpest tools in the shed.
Funny that they mention the “normal” names first, then later on they list what I can only assume is the root cause of the issue.
Funny, but not surprising.
Muslims. It’s ALWAYS muslims.
While our brave troops are fighting overseas, our government has allowed the enemy to come here.
God bless the brave souls watching our back...I pray they can maintain the vigil even with the anti-American antics of our own president.
I thought that guy in Dallas just didn’t like the new stadium.....
I wonder if Gibbs was involved??
It must be a coincidence.
Not the Sharpest Butter Knives in the Drawer
You mean Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs and not Press Secretary Gibbs I’m sure.
not that I’m an NCIS fan or anything..:)
The Presstitues got wind of and were going to public with it so the arrests had to be mad quickly I’m told.
Mohammedans suck. Why can’t they accept the fact that they live in an inferior parallel universe of humanoids FUBR’s by their adherence to an ancient cult. If they have a problem with the normal world, maybe baptism would help. Islam certainly won’t. It’s the biggest pimple on the as of progress that ever has been known.
Yes the enemy has been here for thirty years now.
They should have been rounded up 8 years ago!
Rally bent on suicide, that’s obvious.
Kill them, gut them like fish, stuff them with swine innards and ship their asses to the Middle East
Hard to do, with the American Muslims are different fantasy still afloat.
It’s not a matter of sharp or dull, it’s just that they think dying while killing, or trying to kill, infidels is a sure way to a paradise of eternal sensual delights, complete with 72 virgins (or was that raisins?—those East Syriac passages in the Koran are so hard to understand). Seen in that light attacking a Marine Base seems to be a fairly certain way of becoming a shaheed, rather than ending up in lock up wherever Obama is sending folks instead of Gitmo.
Pot. Kettle. Black. It's Corps, Einstein.
Well, if that is true, why was the presence of these terrorist cells leaked to the press? I think it was done on purpose by the Obama administration.
Here is one possible scenario. The Obama administration has decided to send more troops to Afghanistan, but they know the left-wingers who are Obama's core of support will go nuts with outrage. But if there are a lot of stories about terrorist cells planning to explode bombs in various cities across American, the criticism from the hard-left will be less credible. In fact, some lefties may even sober up a bit from their drunken enthusiasm to accommodate radical Islam.
It is very strange that Obama spoke of a nuclear facility in Iran today. That facility has been know about for a long time. Why talk about that now? It has been a forbidden subject up to now since Obama wanted to make friends with Iran. All of a sudden the tone of discourse is changing.
I think some big change is coming in Obama's foreign policy. With his popularity plunging and his domestic agenda in shambles, he is trying to change the focus of attention to the threat of terrorism and a nuclear Iran.
It is virgins.
That idiot piece that tried to claim it was raisins was BEYOND ABSURD.
No, actually, the piece giving a textual exegesis of the Sura promising 72 houris to Muslims who persevere to the end, was neither “idiot” nor “BEYOND ABSURD”: I personally know a number of Arab Christians who are native speakers of Arabic, who insist that that passage of the Koran makes no sense in Arabic.
The word houri does not occur in Arabic prior to those passages of the Koran. And, the Arabic word for virgin is “batul” (cognate to the Hebrew “betula”, maiden—which anti-Christian rabbis insist means “maiden” in the weak sense of “young woman”, while the translator of the Septuigent rendered it in Greek as “maiden” in the strong sense of virgin, translating it as “parthenos”). The Assyrian word for raisin is, evidently, “houri”. The notion that a “houri” is a magically-renewing beautiful virgin was made up after Koran had been composed, by carnally-minded Muslim commentators, as a way of motivating Muslim armies.
There is a strong tradition among Arab Christians that Mohammed had been sent to the Arabian peninsula as a Christian missionary by the (Nestorian) Church of the East, among whom the dominant language was Assyrian or East Syriac, and “went off the reservation” once he started to get a following. Some passages of the Koran, esp. in the earlier more pacific Suras, are identical to or strongly parallel to Nestorian writings from the period, and the later, warlike sections are stylistically different, and less well written. (I know of one Arab Christian, who says that the Koran is so bad as Arabic poetry that that alone is proof it is not of divine origin.)
The explanation for the structure of the Koran given by Arab Christians is that the earlier parts were not composed by Mohammed, but by his unknown Christian mentor, while the later parts were his own writing.
One wonders whether Mohammed’s Christian mentor might not have been a bishop named Gabriel, since early Christian bishops were sometimes called “angels”—indeed the Orthodox Bishop of Haran-Bosra is still titled “The Angel of Haran”. Actually, there was a contemporaneous Nestorian bishop, Mar Gabriel of Karkha dhe Beth-Slokh, the city which is now Kirkuk, maybe he’s the one whose missionary got big (demonic) ideas and set up on his own.