Skip to comments.Alleged Terrorist Indicted in New York for the Murder of Five American Soldiers
Posted on 12/10/2011 4:15:21 AM PST by Cindy
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Alleged Terrorist Indicted in New York for the Murder of Five American Soldiers
U.S. Attorneys Office December 09, 2011
Eastern District of New York
NEW YORKToday, a federal grand jury in Brooklyn, N.Y., returned an indictment charging Faruq Khalil Muhammad Isa, 38, aka Faruk Khalil Muhammad Isa, Sayfildin Tahir Sharif and Tahir Sharif Sayfildin, with aiding in the murder of five American soldiers in a suicide-bomb attack in Iraq in April 2009.
Specifically, he is charged with the murders of Staff Sergeant Gary L. Woods, 24, of Lebanon Junction, Ky.; Sergeant First Class Bryan E. Hall, 32, of Elk Grove, Calif.; Sergeant Edward W. Forrest Jr., 25, of St. Louis; Corporal Jason G. Pautsch, 20, of Davenport, Iowa; and Army Private First Class Bryce E. Gaultier, 22, from Cyprus, Calif.
The indictment also charges the defendant with conspiring to kill Americans abroad and providing material support to that terrorist conspiracy to kill Americans abroad.
In January 2011, the defendant was arrested and detained in Canada after he was charged by a federal complaint in the Eastern District of New York. The United States is seeking the defendants extradition from Canada in relation to the federal complaint in the Eastern District of New York. He remains in custody, and the defendants extradition hearing in Canada is currently scheduled for Jan. 30 to Feb. 1, 2012.
The charges were announced by Loretta E. Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York; Lisa Monaco, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; and Janice K. Fedarcyk, Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Field Office of the FBI.
The governments investigation is being conducted by the FBI New York Joint Terrorism Task Force, with assistance provided by the Department of Defense, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the government of Tunisia.
If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.
The governments case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Zainab Ahmad, Carter H. Burwell and Berit W. Berger, with assistance provided by Mary Futcher and Stephen Ponticiello of the Counterterrorism Section in the Department of Justices National Security Division. The Criminal Divisions Office of International Affairs also provided assistance in this matter.
The charges in the indictment are merely allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
FBI.gov - New York - Press Release: "ALLEGED TERRORIST INDICTED IN NEW YORK FOR THE MURDER OF FIVE AMERICAN SOLDIERS" (SNIPPET: "Today, a federal grand jury in Brooklyn, N.Y., returned an indictment charging Faruq Khalil Muhammad Isa, 38, aka "Faruk Khalil Muhammad 'Isa," "Sayfildin Tahir Sharif" and "Tahir Sharif Sayfildin," with aiding in the murder of five American soldiers in a suicide-bomb attack in Iraq in April 2009." SNIPPET: "The indictment also charges the defendant with conspiring to kill Americans abroad and providing material support to that terrorist conspiracy to kill Americans abroad.") (December 9, 2011) (Read More...)
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - For The Record - The IPT Blog: "U.S. INDICTS ALLEGED TERRORIST IN CANADA" (SNIPPET: "A federal grand jury returned an indictment against Canadian terrorist suspect Faruq Khalil Muhammad Isa, for his role in aiding the murder of five American soldiers in a suicide-bombing in Iraq in April 2009. Muhammad has been fighting extradition from Canada since January 2011, when he was detained by Canadian authorities pending a hearing in Canada. The Iraqi national lived in Canada, providing online advice as part of a terrorist organization fighting American soldiers in Iraq. According to the complaint, issued in January, terrorists affiliated with the group murdered five American soldiers in an April 10, 2009 suicide bombing. A Tunisian jihadist, whose travel to and activities in Iraq were facilitated by the terrorist network, drove a truck laden with explosives to the gate of the United States Military's Forward Operating Base Marez in Mosul, Iraq.") (December 9, 2011, 3:14 pm) (Read More...)
They continue to flog a military court horse.
Lawyers, the tyranny of lawyers, will be forced to prevail
He is eligible for the death penalty.
Why not a summary military tribunal?
Remember Rudyard Lipling’s caution “odds are on the cheaper man”? We’re going to lawyer him up with high priced attorneys? Insane!
“Edmonton terrorism suspect ordered extradited to N.Y. for Iraq bombing trial”
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, Oct. 19 2012, 6:39 PM EDT
Last updated Saturday, Oct. 20 2012, 7:45 AM EDT
SNIPPET: “The Crown argued that intercepted phone and Internet conversations show Mr. Sharif, who went by other names including Faruq MuhammadIsa helped jihadists contact members of a terror network as they made their way from Tunisia to Iraq to make the attack.
Court of Queens Bench Justice Adam Germain said the recorded phone calls and emails went far beyond religious enthusiasm.
The record of the case is logical and supported by Mr. Isas own words, Germain ruled.”
Why not in military court?
I don’t know.
Are we joking? a trial? Take him out and shoot him.