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FBI, Navy Foiled Alleged Terror Plot on Quantico
American Forces Press Service ^ | Gerry J. Gilmore

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 Quantico’s 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,” Quantico’s 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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; US: North Carolina; US: Virginia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: danielboyd; fbi; foiled; homegrownterror; infiltration; jihadinamerican; muslimamericans; naturalization; navy; quantico; targets; terrorism; terrorplot; tm; usmc; wot

1 posted on 09/25/2009 6:03:31 PM PDT by SandRat
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To: SandRat

Attacking a Marine Corp base? Not the sharpest tools in the shed.


2 posted on 09/25/2009 6:06:42 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: SandRat

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.


3 posted on 09/25/2009 6:07:38 PM PDT by TheZMan (Just secede and get it over with. No love lost on either side. Cya.)
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To: SandRat

Muslims. It’s ALWAYS muslims.


4 posted on 09/25/2009 6:07:47 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Obama, you stop lying; we'll stop callin' you a LIAR.)
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To: SandRat

While our brave troops are fighting overseas, our government has allowed the enemy to come here.


5 posted on 09/25/2009 6:08:51 PM PDT by Islaminaction
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To: SandRat
Nine months into an Obama administration...and all of the harm he has done to our ability to wage the War against Islamic Jihad...and now all of these plots are breaking out into the open.

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.


OBAMA IS A MARXIST IDEOLOGUE




INDEPENDENT AMERICAN MOVEMENT FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RESTORATION

6 posted on 09/25/2009 6:09:08 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: BuffaloJack

I thought that guy in Dallas just didn’t like the new stadium.....


7 posted on 09/25/2009 6:09:24 PM PDT by neodad (This tagline reported to flag@whitehouse.gov)
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To: SandRat

I wonder if Gibbs was involved??


8 posted on 09/25/2009 6:10:25 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (I'm a Patriot Guard Rider..www.patriotguard.org for info..)
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To: BuffaloJack

It must be a coincidence.


9 posted on 09/25/2009 6:11:32 PM PDT by FourPeas (Now for something entirely different...)
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To: SandRat
Nothing for months, and now, all of a sudden, a lot of terror plots are being revealed. Does that not strike any one else as strange? Why now? Why expose so many all at once?
10 posted on 09/25/2009 6:11:38 PM PDT by stripes1776 ("That if gold rust, what shall iron do?" --Chaucer)
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To: 2banana

Not the Sharpest Butter Knives in the Drawer


11 posted on 09/25/2009 6:12:19 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

You mean Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs and not Press Secretary Gibbs I’m sure.


12 posted on 09/25/2009 6:14:49 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

not that I’m an NCIS fan or anything..:)


13 posted on 09/25/2009 6:16:23 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (I'm a Patriot Guard Rider..www.patriotguard.org for info..)
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To: stripes1776

The Presstitues got wind of and were going to public with it so the arrests had to be mad quickly I’m told.


14 posted on 09/25/2009 6:16:27 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: BuffaloJack

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.


15 posted on 09/25/2009 6:17:34 PM PDT by mathurine
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To: Islaminaction

Yes the enemy has been here for thirty years now.
They should have been rounded up 8 years ago!


16 posted on 09/25/2009 6:22:14 PM PDT by angcat ("I want to thank the Good Lord for making me a Yankee.")
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To: 2banana

Rally bent on suicide, that’s obvious.


17 posted on 09/25/2009 6:22:32 PM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them or they more like we used to be?)
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To: SandRat

Kill them, gut them like fish, stuff them with swine innards and ship their asses to the Middle East


18 posted on 09/25/2009 6:24:14 PM PDT by Shaun_MD (Closed Mouth, Opened Mind, Clenched Fist.)
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To: angcat

Hard to do, with the American Muslims are different fantasy still afloat.


19 posted on 09/25/2009 6:33:04 PM PDT by Islaminaction
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To: 2banana

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.


20 posted on 09/25/2009 7:14:59 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: 2banana
Attacking a Marine Corp(sic) base? Not the sharpest tools in the shed.

Pot. Kettle. Black. It's Corps, Einstein.

21 posted on 09/25/2009 8:56:50 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: SandRat
The Presstitues got wind of and were going to public with it so the arrests had to be mad quickly I’m told.

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.

22 posted on 09/25/2009 11:59:50 PM PDT by stripes1776 ("That if gold rust, what shall iron do?" --Chaucer)
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To: The_Reader_David

It is virgins.

That idiot piece that tried to claim it was raisins was BEYOND ABSURD.


23 posted on 09/26/2009 10:15:38 AM PDT by Pikachu_Dad
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To: SandRat

bump


24 posted on 09/26/2009 10:37:57 AM PDT by VOA
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To: Pikachu_Dad

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.


25 posted on 09/26/2009 4:28:53 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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