Skip to comments.Woodbridge man faces terror charges in production of violent jihadist video (Jubair Ahmad)
Posted on 09/05/2011 5:54:45 AM PDT by Libloather
Woodbridge man faces terror charges in production of violent jihadist video
By Justin Jouvenal, Published: September 3
A Woodbridge resident is facing terrorism-related charges after he allegedly produced a violent jihadist video with the help of the son of a leader of a Pakistani group that the United States has deemed a terrorist organization.
Jubair Ahmad, 24, a native of Pakistan, was arraigned Friday in federal court in Alexandria on charges that he provided material support to the militant group known as Lashkar-i-Taiba and made false statements during a terrorism investigation.
Federal authorities allege that Ahmad created the video in September 2010 on behalf of Lashkar-i-Taiba, which advocates jihad against enemies and is thought to be behind the high-profile 2008 attack in Mumbai, India, that left 166 dead.
The five-minute video, which was posted on YouTube, features images of group leader Hafiz Mohammed Saeed and jihadi martyrs, along with armored trucks exploding after being hit by makeshift bombs, according to the charges.
The words jihad and mujaheddin can be heard throughout the clip; authorities believe that the video was intended to help recruit jihadists.
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Eric Holder & Boyz arriving on the scene in 3,2,1...
Not having seen the video but from the description of it I would say that there is nothing there. If he did not advocate a terrorists act but simply “glorified” said acts of terrorism then he is within his rights under the first amendment. He probably won’t get convicted of that charge but will (like Martha Stewart) get 6 months to a year for “lying to federal investigators”. Welcome to the brave new world were we import terrorist and then spend our time monitoring them for terrorist activity, great justification for the police state that we live in.
AMERICANS FOR A MUSLIM FREE AMERICA.
WE LEARNED ALL WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ISLAM ON 9/11
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Virginia Man Pleads Guilty to Supporting Lashkar
by IPT News Dec 2, 2011 at 6:21 pm
SNIPPET: “A Virginia resident and native of Pakistan pleaded guilty Friday to providing material support to Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LeT), a designated foreign terrorist organization.
Jubair Ahmad was charged in September of providing material support to Lashkar and lying about it to federal authorities in a terrorism investigation.
An FBI affidavit alleged that he produced and posted a propaganda video for the LeT on the Internet. The video sought to “develop support for the LeT and recruit jihadists.” During the video’s production phase, Ahmad communicated with a LeT operative named “Talha.” Talha was later identified by Ahmad as Talha Saeed, the son of LeT leader Hafiz Mohammed Saeed.”
NOTE The following text is a quote:
Virginia Man Sentenced to 144 Months for Providing Material Support to Terrorist Organization
U.S. Attorneys Office
April 13, 2012
Eastern District of Virginia
ALEXANDRIA, VAJubair Ahmad, 24, a native of Pakistan and resident of Woodbridge, Virginia, was sentenced today to 144 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for providing material support to Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LeT), a designated foreign terrorist organization.
Neil H. MacBride, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Lisa Monaco, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; and James W. McJunkin, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBIs Washington Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge T. S. Ellis, III.
Weve seen a sharp increase in terrorists use of social networking services like YouTube to reach a worldwide audience, said U.S. Attorney MacBride. Jubair Ahmad was deeply committed to LeTs violent aims, which he promoted through online propaganda, recruiting others and fundraising for the terrorist organization responsible for the deadly 2008 attack in Mumbai, India, which killed 160 people, including two Virginians.
The activities of Jubair Ahmad and his LeT associates provide insights into how terrorist organizations produce their propaganda, said Assistant Attorney General Monaco. Today, Ahmad is being held accountable for providing this form of material support to LeT.
Mr. Ahmad directly supported the mission of a designated terrorist organization through his creation of online propaganda, fundraising, and recruitment efforts. He is now being held accountable for those actions, said FBI Assistant Director in Charge McJunkin. The FBI will continue to pursue those who provide material support to terrorist groups, whether online or in person, and ensure that they are brought to justice.
LeT, or Army of the Pure, serves as the military arm of the political movement Markaz al-Dawa wal-Irshad in Pakistan. The mission of LeT is to conduct and promote violent jihad against those considered to be the enemies of Islam. On December 24, 2001, the U.S. Department of State designated LeT as a foreign terrorist organization. The focus of LeT operations has been attacks on the neighboring country of India, in particular the disputed region of Kashmir between Pakistan and India.
According to court records, Ahmad was born and raised in Pakistan, where he attended LeT training camps as a teen. In 2007, after receiving a visa from the U.S. Department of State, Ahmad moved from Pakistan to the United States with his family.
Ahmad pleaded guilty on December 2, 2011, and admitted that in September 2010, while at his residence in Woodbridge, he engaged in a series of communications with an individual named Talha Saeed, who was in Pakistan. Talha Saeed is the son of Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, the leader of LeT. Talha Saeed requested Ahmad to prepare a video that would contain a prayer by Hafiz Saeed calling for the support of jihad and the mujahideen. In addition, Talha Saeed instructed Ahmad to present a variety of violent images on the video while Hafiz Saeeds prayer is heard in the background.
Talha Saeed directed Ahmad to begin the LeT video with a number of pictures of Hafiz Saeed, then show scenes where atrocities have been inflicted on Muslims, followed by the activities of the mujahideen conducting attacks in Kashmir. At one point, Ahmad asked Talha Saeed if he wanted to include an image of the Mumbai attack to show the power of LeT. This is a reference to LeTs operation against the city of Mumbai, India on November 26, 2008, which resulted in the death of over 160 people, including six Americans. Talha replied that he should not use anything referring to Mumbai.
Ahmad admitted that Talha Saeed told him to search for Lashkar-e-Taiba on YouTube to find additional images of mujahideen operations to include in the video. Talha Saeed further stated that the video will be popular in Pakistan and will run continuously on significant media programs and presentations.
On September 25, 2010, Ahmad completed the LeT video and uploaded it to a YouTube account on the Internet. The next day, Ahmad sent a communication to another person overseas in which he explained that Hafiz Saeeds son Talha Saeed had requested him to prepare the video. Forensic examination by the FBI subsequently confirmed that Ahmad had constructed the LeT video on his computer.
At sentencing, the government also presented evidence that Ahmad, while in the United States, also conspired to recruit others to attend LeT training camps, conspired to raise funds for LeT and expressed his intention to return to Pakistan to complete the LeT commando training course and be launched on a martyrdom mission.
This case is being investigated by the FBIs Washington Field Office. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Stephen M. Campbell and Neil Hammerstrom from the National Security and International Crimes Unit of the Eastern District of Virginia and Trial Attorney John T. Gibbs from the Counterterrorism Section of the National Security Division in the U.S. Department of Justice are prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.
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“Virginia Lashkar Supporter Gets 12 Years”
by IPT News Apr 13, 2012 at 3:36 pm
SNIPPET: “A Virginia resident and native of Pakistan was sentenced to 12 years in prison Friday for providing material support to the Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LeT), a designated foreign terrorist group.
Jubair Ahmad was born and raised in Pakistan, where he received religious and commando training from the LeT. He moved to the United States with his family in 2007 when he was 19. In 2009, the FBI opened an investigation against Ahmad after obtaining information tying him to Lashkar.
According to court records, Ahmad produced and posted a propaganda video in September 2010 for the LeT on YouTube to help the terrorist group broaden its support base and recruit potential jihadists. The five-minute video included images of LeT chief Hafeez Saeed as well as “jihadi martyrs and armored trucks exploding after having been hit by Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).”
Earlier this month, the United States announced a bounty of up to $10 million for information related to Saeed, the alleged mastermind of the November 2008 terrorist siege on Mumbai that killed 166 people, including six Americans.
Ahmad was also in communication with Saeed’s son, Talha Saeed.”