Skip to comments.Maryland man gets five years for fraud, after making terrorist threats
Posted on 03/01/2011 7:25:07 AM PST by wonders
A Silver Spring man convicted of falsifying immigration documents had threatened to blow up the White House, the U.S. Treasury building, a federal courthouse and a Metro stop, vowing to "slaughter the enemies of Islam," federal prosecutors said Monday in court.
Lajqi, an ethnic Albanian who came to the United States through Mexico in the mid-1980s, is a self-described "extremist militant," who said he was trained by Bosnian Muslim rebels, according to court papers. He was angry about American military involvement in Kosovo in the 1990s, and "blamed all Albanian deaths in Kosovo on the United States," the court papers said. He also talked about targeting Jews, court papers say.
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Delightful fellow from Kosovo ping.
Must be a mistake. Muslims are peaceful.
Let him go free. /s
who came to the United States through Mexico
legally? not that the wapo would ask the question or publish the answer.
He makes threats, doesn't implement them, and is convicted of.... FRAUD?
Did the fraud charges stem from him failing to follow through with his threats?
If nothing else, you’ve got to give them credit for finding a unique way to ‘pile-on’ some additional charges to a would be terrorist...
Just another Islamic Bosnian that the Clinton Administration bombed innocent Yugoslavians to protect. This prick should be joined in that Fed pen with BJC.
NOTE The following text is a quote:
Self-Described “Militant Extremist” Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Visa Fraud
Sentence Enhanced Based on Statements and Conduct Indicating a Desire to Attack the U.S.
GREENBELT, MDU.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus, sentenced Brahim Lajqi, age 51, an ethnic Albanian from Kosovo residing in Silver Spring, Maryland, today to five years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for visa fraud. Judge Titus granted the government’s requested sentence enhancement based on Lajqi conducting activities to fulfill his pledge to retaliate against the United States for its involvement in the Kosovo conflict, which Lajqi believed had led to the deaths of several family members.
The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Richard A. McFeely of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Special Agent in Charge William Winter of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations.
“The evidence showed that Mr. Lajqi repeatedly and consistently made statements and took actions indicating that he planned to engage in terrorist activity,” said U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein.
“As this case clearly demonstrates, visa fraud presents a vulnerability that could be exploited by dangerous criminals or even terrorists,” said William Winter, Special Agent in Charge of ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations in Baltimore. “ICE HSI will continue to vigorously pursue those who seek to exploit and corrupt America’s legal immigration system.”
According to Lajqi’s guilty plea, he made false statements on immigration documents. Lajqi admitted that on his application to become a permanent resident in the United States he stated that he had been granted asylum status, when in fact, he had not. Lajqi further admitted that he forged his mother’s signature on a petition for an alien relative that was purportedly filed by her on his behalf.
According to court documents and testimony at today’s sentencing hearing, Lajqi is a self-described extremist militant trained by Bosnian rebels, who on several occasions expressed a desire to “get even” with the United States and discussed obtaining weapons and explosives for an attack on Washington, D.C. According to court documents, Lajqi drove around Washington, D.C. on two occasions to discuss and view potential targets, including Capitol Hill, the courthouse where his immigration proceedings were being held, the White House, the Treasury building, and a Metro train stop during rush hour. Lajqi also stated that he was in the process of renewing his commercial drivers license (CDL) in South Carolina so that he could transport weapons from Canada. Lajqi actually traveled to West Virginia in an unsuccessful attempt to obtain a CDL there.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI and ICE-HSI for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorney Gregory Welsh, who prosecuted the case, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Harvey E. Eisenberg, Chief of the National Security Section, who supervised the case.
Thanks for the ping Bokababe.
Inasmuch as any US involvement in Kosovo in the 1990's was done on behalf of the KLA, Muslims, this Muslim has no reason at all to be angry. What a doofus...
....Lajqi had previously pleaded guilty to lying on immigration documents....
He must be an illegal!!!!
Of course, the powers that be say that this miscreant “misunderstands” islam. PHOOEY to that!!!!
With Muslims, no good deed goes unpunished.
Here’s another “peaceful” “secular” “American loving” (NOT!!!!!) Kosovo Albanian (Shiptar) muslim perpetrator.
This time, he actually SUCCEEDED in murdering Americans!!!!
These savages should NOT be running their own “country”!!!!
That story was in my news headlines on my google home page and I posted it before I saw your post here. Link: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2682518/posts
The two dead airmen were about to fly home, according to news reports. Prayers for their families are in order. A Homeland Security official was quoted as saying it looked like a terrorist attack.
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