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Posted on 06/17/2010 4:27:10 PM PDT by Cindy
June 17, 2010
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Kosovar National Charged with Terrorism Violations
RALEIGH, NCBajram Asllani, 29, a resident of Mitrovica, Kosovo, has been charged in a criminal complaint with providing material support to terrorists and conspiring to murder, kidnap, maim, and injure persons abroad, David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; George E.B. Holding, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina; Owen D. Harris, Special Agent in Charge of the FBIs Charlotte Field Division; and Robin Pendergraft, Director of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, announced today.
Asllani, also known as Bajram Aslani, or Ebu Hatab, was arrested earlier today by authorities in Kosovo in connection with a U.S. provisional arrest warrant issued in the Eastern District of North Carolina. The United States intends to seek his extradition from Kosovo to stand trial in Raleigh. In accordance with the extradition agreement between the United States and Kosovo, Asllani faces a potential maximum of 40 years in prison if convicted.
Last July, eight defendants were indicted in the Eastern District of North of Carolina on charges of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists; conspiracy to murder, kidnap, maim and injure persons abroad; and other violations. Those charged were Daniel Patrick Boyd, a U.S. citizen and resident of North Carolina; Hysen Sherifi, a native of Kosovo and a U.S. legal permanent resident in North Carolina; Anes Subasic, a naturalized U.S. citizen and resident of North Carolina; Zakariya Boyd, a U.S. citizen and resident of North Carolina; Dylan Boyd, a U.S. citizen and resident of North Carolina; Jude Kenan Mohammad, a U.S. citizen; Mohammad Omar Aly Hassan, a U.S. citizen and resident of North Carolina; and Ziyad Yaghi, a U.S. citizen and resident of North Carolina.
A superseding indictment returned on Sept. 24, 2009, added new charges against Daniel Patrick Boyd, Hysen Sherifi and Zakariya Boyd, alleging, among other things, that Daniel Boyd and Sherifi conspired to murder U.S. military personnel as part of a plot to attack troops at the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia. These three defendants were also charged with possession of weapons in furtherance of a crime of violence and Daniel Boyd was further charged with providing a firearm to a convicted felon.
An April 19, 2010, criminal complaint unsealed today alleges that Asllani was a member of the conspiracy involving the defendants listed above. Specifically, the complaint alleges that Asllani has had repeated communications with the conspirators; solicited money from the conspirators to establish a base of operations in Kosovo for the purpose of waging violent jihad; tasked the conspirators with completing work to further these objectives and accepted funds from the conspirators to help him travel.
Among other things, the complaint alleges that Hysen Sherifi departed from Raleigh for Pristina, Kosovo, on July 30, 2008, to pursue violent jihad. While in Kosovo, Sherifi allegedly formed a relationship with Asllani. Sherifi often referred to Asllani as the brother in Kosovo who was advising him and who was wanted. According to the complaint, Asllani had been arrested by Kosovar law enforcement in 2007 and been placed on house arrest for a period of time. He was later convicted in absentia by a Serbian court in September 2009 for planning terrorist-related offenses and was sentenced to eight years of confinement.
According to the complaint, Asllani provided Sherifi with videos related to violent jihad for the purposes of translating them so they could be used to recruit others for violent jihad or to motivate those currently involved in violent jihad. Sherifi, did in fact, translate videos provided him by Asllani, the complaint alleges.
The complaint further alleges that Asllani directed Sherifi to collect money for the purpose of later purchasing land and establishing a community in Kosovo, where they could store weapons and ammunition and which they could use as a base of operations for conducting violent jihad in Kosovo and other countries. Sherifi did, in fact, return to the United States on April 5, 2009, and collected money for this purpose, receiving a check for $15,000 in July 2009. Sherifi was arrested on July 27, 2009, before he could take the money back to Asllani in Kosovo.
In addition, the complaint alleges Asllani received money from Sherifi that was sent with the intention of being used by Asllani to obtain travel documents. And finally, the complaint alleges that Daniel Boyd stated his desire to assist Sherifi in his plan to raise money for the mujihadeen in Kosovo. Specifically, Boyd stated he wanted to send his sons, Zakariya Boyd and Dylan Boyd, and himself to Kosovo after Sherifi returned. Zakariya and Dylan Boyd spent time online with Sherifi chatting with Asllani in Kosovo.
The facts as alleged in this complaint underscore the connectivity between extremists at home and abroad and the global nature of the terrorist threat we face. At the same time, the arrest of Asllani demonstrates how effective cooperation among international partners serves to address such threats. I applaud the many agents, analysts and prosecutors who helped bring about this important case, said David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for National Security.
George E.B. Holding, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, reports, Through Asllanis arrest, the arm of justice is proven strong enough to reach those who would do us harm. We shall continue in our relentless effort against those aspiring to commit terrorist acts on U.S. citizens, whether here or abroad.
People who are plotting to harm America and Americans are no longer a world away from us. This case began in Raleigh, N.C., and now stretches across the globe, a circumstance no one would have thought possible less than 10 years ago, said Owen D. Harris, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in North Carolina. The FBI and our law enforcement partners are meeting this new and grim reality head on, because if we dontthe possible impact will reverberate in every corner of our society. Our mission is to keep that from happening.
This case highlights the very real affiliation between foreign terrorists and North Carolina. Only through the sharing of resources and information can federal, state and local law enforcement, in conjunction with alert citizens, effectively face this increased threat from violent groups. North Carolina Information Sharing and Analysis Centers assistance to the FBI in this matter firmly establishes the effectiveness of this cooperative strategy, said Robin Pendergraft, Director of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.
This investigation is being conducted by the Raleigh Joint Terrorism Task Force of the Charlotte Division of the FBI and the North Carolina Information Sharing and Analysis Center. Substantial assistance was provided by the Justice Departments Office of International Affairs, the State Department, and the government of Kosovo.
The prosecution is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorneys John Bowler, Barbara Kocher and Jason Cowley of the U.S. Attorneys Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina, and Trial Attorney Jason Kellhofer of the Counterterrorism Section in the Justice Departments National Security Division.
The public is reminded that a criminal complaint contains mere allegations. Defendants are presumed
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Seven Charged with Terrorism Violations in North Carolina
CHARLOTTE.FBI.GOV - DOJ Press Release ^ | July 27, 2009 | n/a
Posted on July 27, 2009 2:29:56 PM PDT by Cindy
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Seven Charged with Terrorism Violations in North Carolina
RALEIGH, NCSeven individuals have been charged with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and conspiring to murder, kidnap, maim, and injure persons abroad, David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division; George E.B. Holding, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina; and Owen D. Harris, Special Agent in Charge of the FBIs Charlotte Field Division, announced today.
On Wednesday, July 22, 2009, a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of North Carolina returned a sealed seven-count indictment against the following defendants:
Daniel Patrick Boyd, 39, a U.S. citizen and resident of North Carolina Hysen Sherifi, 24, a native of Kosovo and a U.S. legal permanent resident located in North Carolina Anes Subasic, 33, a naturalized U.S. citizen and resident of North Carolina Zakariya Boyd, 20, a U.S. citizen and resident of North Carolina Dylan Boyd, 22, a U.S. citizen and resident of North Carolina Mohammad Omar Aly Hassan, 22, a U.S. citizen and resident of North Carolina Ziyad Yaghi, 21, a U.S. citizen and resident of North Carolina All the defendants are charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, as well as conspiracy to murder, kidnap, maim and injure persons abroad. In addition, Daniel Boyd, Hysen Sherifi and Zakariya Boyd are each charged with possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. Daniel Boyd and Dylan Boyd are also each charged with selling a firearm to a convicted felon. Finally, Daniel Boyd is also charged with receiving a firearm through interstate commerce and two counts of making false statements in a terrorism investigation.
The defendants were arrested at various locations this morning by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies. They made their initial appearances today in federal court in Raleigh, N.C. At that time, the indictment was unsealed.
The indictment alleges that Daniel Boyd is a veteran of terrorist training camps in Pakistan and Afghanistan who, over the past three years, has conspired with others in this country to recruit and help young men travel overseas in order to kill. Given the weapons allegedly involved in this conspiracy and the seriousness of the charges, the many agents, analysts, and prosecutors who were able to bring about this case and safely remove these defendants from our streets deserve special thanks, said David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division.
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. Terrorists and their supporters are relentless and constant in their efforts to hurt and kill innocent people across the globe. We must be equally relentless and constant in our efforts to stop them, said U.S. Attorney George E.B. Holding.
The threat that extremists and radicals pose to America and our allies has not dulled or gone away. These arrests today show there are people living among us, in our communities in North Carolina and around the U.S., that are honing their skills to carry out acts of murder and mayhem. Their ultimate goal is to wage war on freedom and democracy. The FBI and our law enforcement partners are doing all we can to stop them from thriving and successfully attacking again, said Owen D. Harris, Special Agent in Charge of the Charlotte Division of the FBI. We will remain vigilant, so must the public. If you see or hear somethingactcall your local police department or the FBI. September 11th is not a vague memory for us, nor should it be for anyone.
The cooperation between federal, state and local authorities throughout this investigation has been outstanding. It is only with our ongoing law enforcement partnership through the Joint Terrorism Task Force in conjunction with North Carolinas fusion center, ISAAC, that we are able to ensure public safety from these terrorist threats, said North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation Director Robin P. Pendergraft.
According to the indictment, during the period from 1989 through 1992, Daniel Boyd traveled to Pakistan and Afghanistan where he received military-style training in terrorist training camps for the purpose of engaging in violent jihad. Following this training, he allegedly fought in Afghanistan.
From roughly November 2006 through at least July 2009, the indictment alleges that Daniel Boyd and the other defendants conspired to provide material support and resources to terrorists, including currency, training, transportation, and personnel. The defendants also conspired to murder, kidnap, maim, and injure persons abroad during this period. The object of the conspiracy, according to the indictment, was to advance violent jihad, including supporting and participating in terrorist activities abroad and committing acts of murder, kidnapping, or maiming persons abroad.
The indictment alleges that, as part of the conspiracy, the defendants prepared themselves to engage in violent jihad and were willing to die as martyrs. They also allegedly offered training in weapons and financing, and helped arrange overseas travel and contacts so others could wage violent jihad overseas.
As part of the conspiracy, the indictment further alleges that the defendants raised money to support training efforts, disguised the destination of such monies from the donors, and obtained assault weapons to develop skills with the weapons. Some defendants also allegedly radicalized others to believe that violent jihad was a personal religious obligation.
Recruitment and Travels
Among other acts, the indictment alleges that Daniel Boyd traveled to Gaza in March 2006 and attempted to enter Palestine in order to introduce his son to individuals who also believed that violent jihad was a personal religious obligation. Later, in October 2006, defendant Ziyad Yaghi allegedly departed the United States for Jordan to engage in violent jihad.
In June 2007, Daniel Boyd and several other defendants departed the United States for Israel in an effort to engage in violent jihad, but ultimately returned to the United States after failing in their efforts. According to the indictment, after his return to the United States, Daniel Boyd made false statements twice to federal officials about who he had planned to meet on his trip to Israel.
In February 2008, Daniel Boyd allegedly solicited money to fund the travel of additional individuals overseas to engage in violent jihad and in March 2008, discussed with Anes Subasic preparations to send two individuals abroad for this purpose. He allegedly accepted $500 in cash from defendant Hysen Sherifi to be used to help fund jihad overseas and later showed Sherifi how to operate an AK-47 assault weapon.
In July 2008, Sharifi allegedly departed the United States for Kosovo to engage in violent jihad. According to the indictment, Sharifi later returned to North Carolina in April 2009, for the purpose of soliciting funds and personnel to support the mujihadeen.
Weapons and Training
The indictment also alleges that Daniel Boyd obtained a variety of weapons in furtherance of the conspiracy to murder persons overseas and provide material support to terrorists. These included a Bushmaster M4A3 rifle that Boyd allegedly received illegally via interstate commerce in 2006, as well as an ETA M16 V System C-MAG that he purchased in 2006. In 2007, he allegedly purchased a Ruger mini 14 long gun.
During 2008, the indictment alleges that Boyd purchased a Mossburg 100 ATR .270 rifle, a Llama Camanche III .357 revolver, a Century Arms AK Sporter 7.62 X 39 rifle and a Ruger mini 30 7.62 X 39 rifle. During 2009, Boyd allegedly purchased a Ishmash SAGA .308 rifle, a Century Arms Polish Tantal 5.45 X 39 rifle, a Century Arms C91 rifle .308, a Century Arms M70B1 7.62 X 34 rifle, a Ruger mini 14 5.56 rifle, and a Smith & Wesson MP15 .223 rifle.
The indictment further alleges that in February 2009, Daniel Boyd and his son, Dylan Boyd, knowingly sold a Beretta 9 mm handgun and ammunition to a convicted felon. In addition, the indictment alleges that in June 2009, Daniel Boyd and his son, Zakariya Boyd, used firearms in furtherance of a crime of violence, specifically conspiracy to murder.
Finally, the indictment alleges that Daniel Boyd and several of the defendants practiced military tactics and the use of weapons on private property in Caswell County, N.C., in June and July 2009.
Each of the defendants faces potential life imprisonment if convicted of conspiracy to murder, kidnap, maim, and injure persons abroad. In addition, conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists carries a maximum 15-year sentence. The charges of receiving a firearm through interstate commerce and selling a firearm to a convicted felon each carry a maximum 10-year sentence. Making false statements in a terrorism investigation carries a maximum eight-year sentence, while possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence carries a consecutive five-year sentence.
This investigation is being conducted by the Raleigh Joint Terrorism Task Force of the Charlotte Division of the FBI and NCISAAC, the North Carolina Information Sharing and Analysis Center.
The prosecution is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Barbara D. Kocher and Jason Cowley of the U.S. Attorneys Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina, and Trial Attorney Jason Kellhofer, of the Counterterrorism Section in the Justice Departments National Security Division.
The public is reminded that an indictment contains mere allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.
Waiting for the Serbs are perfect crowd to show up
They should call him what he really is — an ethnic Albanian from Kosovo. But they never say that — they used to say that a guy like this was “a Yugoslav”, but the word Albanian is usually verboten when it’s political.
In an Albanian-related story http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2536597/posts
Buzz off, Valin.
Two of the Ft Dix Six were Albanians and there have been several Albanians (and no Serbs) who've be arrested for terrorism in the US. The Albanian Mafia is also active and has been for years in the US -- they even once put out a hit on Rudy Giuliani Then there is the Albanian sex slaving.
Serbs don't have to be "perfect" in order for Muslim Albanians to act like scum, Valin -- they do that all by themselves.
Awesome post, Bokababe
One in every crowd.
We will see more of this type of terrorism in this nation as the Muslim Albanians settle down and get to know the ropes.
It’s mind boggling that the US participated in creating a terror state in Kosovo and let this Muslim Turk enforcing scum in.
Nice catch Cindy.
How many Serbs are being arrested for terrorism against US interests?
More muslim shilling, yeah, that’s what we need.
There is no such thing as a Kosovar National. Kosovo is not a nation.
Sounds like the Jihad apologist gang beat them again.
Yep, his head in the sand and his thinking part in the air, waiting for some Turk to expand his mind.
And the unbelievable follow up to this arrest is:
Terrorist Suspect Wanted In U.S. Is Released In Kosovo
Friday, June 18 2010
(Pristina, Kosovo) — A man arrested in Kosovo on Thursday, who is wanted in the U.S. on terrorism charges, has been released by the European Union judge.
An EU spokeswoman says the Kosovo government will decide whether the 29-year-old Albanian suspect will be extradited to the U.S.
She added the man must report to Kosovo police twice a week.
Bajram Asllani is accused of soliciting money from seven men in North Carolina who were arrested last year.
The group allegedly planned to attack a U.S. Marine base in Quantico, Virginia.
The U.S. supports Kosovo’s independence and has nearly 15-hundred troops stationed there as part of NATO’s peace-keeping mission.
Thank you all very much. Rest assured I will give your comments all the consideration they so richly deserve.
muzzie sympathizer alert!
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CONSPIRACY TO PROVIDE MATERIAL SUPPORT OR RESOURCES TO TERRORISTS (1 COUNT); CONSPIRACY TO KILL, KIDNAP, MAIM, OR INJURE PERSONS OR DAMAGE PROPERTY IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY (1 COUNT)
Photograph taken in 2010
Aliases: Ebu Hatab, Bajram Aslani, Bajram Asslani Var Aslani, Bajram Asslani, Aslani Bajram, Bajram Aslami, Bajram Aslanni, Bajram Hajriz Asllani, Bayram Aslani
Dates of Birth Used: August 12, 1980;
August 12, 1989;
November 11, 1970;
December 8, 1980 Hair: Dark Brown
Place of Birth: Mitrovica, Kosovo Eyes: Brown
Height: 5’7” Sex: Male
Weight: Unknown (heavy-set build) Complexion: Medium
NCIC: T920777787 Nationality: Albanian
Scars and Marks: None known
Bajram Asllani is an alleged co-conspirator with a group of 8 individuals in the United States who were allegedly co-conspiring to engage in violent jihad, or holy war, and to raise money for mujihadeen, or warriors engaged in violent jihad. Seven of the 8 individuals involved in the conspiracy with Asllani were arrested in Raleigh, North Carolina, in July of 2009.
On April 19, 2010, a federal arrest warrant was issued for Bajram Asllani in the United States District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina. Asllani was charged with conspiracy to provide material support or resources to terrorists (1 count); conspiracy to kill, kidnap, maim, or injure persons or damage property in a foreign country (1 count).
SHOULD BE CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS
IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS PERSON, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL FBI OFFICE OR THE NEAREST AMERICAN EMBASSY OR CONSULATE.
ROBERT S. MUELLER, III
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535
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