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NYC subway bomb plotter found guilty on all counts
Cable News Network ^ | updated 1:58 AM EDT, Wed May 2, 2012 | Michael Teng

Posted on 05/02/2012 1:42:33 AM PDT by Olog-hai

A Bosnian immigrant accused of plotting to bomb New York's subway system as an "al Qaeda terrorist" has been found guilty on all counts, including conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction, conspiracy to commit murder and supporting a foreign terrorist organization.

Adis Medunjanin, wearing a black suit with a gray shirt and tie, gazed at family members as the verdict was read aloud in court Tuesday. His sentencing is scheduled for September 7.

"I want to commend prosecutors for the conviction of Adis Medunjanin," Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said. "His conviction stands as a stark reminder of terrorists' desire long after 9/11 to return to the city to kill more New Yorkers."

During the trial, prosecutors said Medunjanin traveled to Pakistan's tribal region with two high school friends, Pakistani-born Najibullah Zazi and Zarein Ahmedzay, an immigrant from Afghanistan. His friends have pleaded guilty to planning the attack with Medunjanin, testified against him and are awaiting sentencing.

Prosecutors said Medunjanin sought to join the Taliban, but ended up being recruited by al Qaeda to perform a suicide mission back in the United States. Upon their return, Medunjanin and his two friends hatched a plan to rig backpacks with explosives and blow them up, prosecutors said.

"As this case has proved, working against sophisticated terrorist organizations and against the clock, our law enforcement and intelligence agencies can detect, disrupt and destroy terrorist cells before they strike, saving countless innocent lives," U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch said in a statement on the verdict. …

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; US: New York; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; bosnia; guilty; subwaybomber

1 posted on 05/02/2012 1:42:45 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Execute him.


2 posted on 05/02/2012 4:12:36 AM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: carriage_hill

Make him ride the subways all night wearing a pinafore for about ten years, if he lives.


3 posted on 05/02/2012 4:30:15 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: carriage_hill

When is his execution slated for and can I get a ticket?


4 posted on 05/02/2012 4:42:45 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: muir_redwoods

LOL! $10 says he’d last less than a week.


5 posted on 05/02/2012 4:48:25 AM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: Venturer

Get me one, too. I’ll bring the popcorn & beer.


6 posted on 05/02/2012 4:49:09 AM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: Olog-hai

I suspect all his time in prison will be in “protective custody”, essentially solitary confinement. If released into the general prison population he would probably be a target. In prison, terrorists probably rank right up there with child molesters.


7 posted on 05/02/2012 9:46:13 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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