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Kenyan Man Charged With Plotting Sept. 11-Style Attack. U.S. prosecutors say Cholo Abdi Abdullah was acting at direction of terrorist group al Shabaab
Wall Street Journal ^ | December 16, 2020 | Corinne Ramey

Posted on 12/16/2020 1:07:56 PM PST by karpov

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan charged a Kenyan man with plotting to stage an attack in the style of Sept. 11 at the direction of al-Shabaab, a terrorist group that serves as al Qaeda’s principal wing in East Africa.

Cholo Abdi Abdullah, 30 years old, traveled to the Philippines in 2016 to train as a pilot and researched how to hijack an aircraft in preparation for crashing a commercial aircraft into a building in the U.S., Manhattan federal prosecutors said. They said he acted at the direction of an unidentified senior al-Shabaab commander who was also responsible for planning a 2019 attack at a Nairobi hotel.

“This chilling callback to the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001, is a stark reminder that terrorist groups like al Shabaab remain committed to killing U.S. citizens and attacking the United States,” acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said in a statement.

Prosecutors charged Mr. Abdullah with providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, conspiring to murder U.S. nationals, conspiring to commit aircraft piracy and other crimes. He faces up to life in prison.

Mr. Abdullah was arrested in the Philippines on local charges in July 2019 and transferred to U.S. law enforcement Tuesday.

He pleaded not guilty Wednesday in federal court in Manhattan.

A lawyer for Mr. Abdullah declined to comment.

From 2017 to 2019, Mr. Abdullah trained as a pilot at a flight school in the Philippines, ultimately completing the tests needed to obtain his license, according to an indictment unsealed Wednesday.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 201907; abdi; abdullah; africa; airlinesecurity; alqaeda; alshabaab; cholo; choloabdi; choloabdiabdullah; hijacking; hijackingplots; hotelplots; jihad; kenya; nairobi; notfittingmsmprofile; obamalegacy; philippines; terrorism
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1 posted on 12/16/2020 1:07:56 PM PST by karpov
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To: karpov

Just another muslim following the koran.

2 posted on 12/16/2020 1:09:33 PM PST by chopperk (Warnock doesn't have a chance if Stacy sits on him.)
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To: karpov

“al Shabaab”

Life could be a dream
Life could be a dream
Do-roo-do-do, sh-boom
Life could be a dream
Sh-boom, if I could take you to a paradise up above
If you will tell me I’m the only one that you love
Life could be a dream, sweetheart, hello, hello again
Sh-boom and hopin’ we’ll meet again, boom

3 posted on 12/16/2020 1:10:16 PM PST by albie
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To: karpov

They’re baaaaaaaaack.

4 posted on 12/16/2020 1:10:55 PM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: karpov

Was his name Barry?

5 posted on 12/16/2020 1:11:06 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Who built the cages, Joe?)
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To: karpov

It was going to be a mostly-peaceful attack.

6 posted on 12/16/2020 1:16:01 PM PST by Veggie Todd (Religion. It's like a History class. Without the facts. )
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To: Blue Turtle

Can’t bestselling author B. Hussein Obama puts his relatives in Kenya on the case? In his home town over there.

Put their boots on the ground. Here are some bio listings....

Abon’go Malik “Roy” Obama (born March 1958) is a Kenyan-American businessman and politician known for being the older half-brother of Barack Obama.

Barack Obama’s half-brother rips ‘cold and ruthless’ .....
Aug 01, 2020 · The book, “Big Bad Brother From Kenya,” a self-published memoir.....

Barack Obama - Brothers

George Obama
Born 1982
David Ndesandjo
1967 - 1987
Abo Obama
Born 1968
Malik Abongo Obama
Born 1958
Mark Okoth Obama Ndesandjo
Born 1965
Bernard Obama
Born 1970

7 posted on 12/16/2020 1:19:21 PM PST by frank ballenger (End vote fraud harvesting,non-citizen voting & leftist media news censorship or we are finished.)
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To: Veggie Todd

[It was going to be a mostly-peaceful attack.]

Some people did something mostly-peaceful.

8 posted on 12/16/2020 1:32:26 PM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: karpov

99.99999999% of Muslims give the rest a bad name.

9 posted on 12/16/2020 1:47:14 PM PST by bramps (It's the Islam, stupid!)
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To: karpov
There was a guy at work a few years ago who was actually Somali, but he came here through Kenya. All of his documents were Kenyan.

He was a pretty cool guy, I wasn't concerned about Sudden Jihad Syndrome with him, but that just gives y'all an idea of what's going on.

This 'Kenyan man' in the article, I bet he's not really from Kenya.

10 posted on 12/16/2020 1:59:32 PM PST by real saxophonist (Yeah, well, you know that's just like, uh... your opinion, man.)
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To: karpov

Stopped him from flying into The New York Times ?

11 posted on 12/16/2020 2:14:29 PM PST by mosesdapoet (mosesdapoet aka L.J.Keslin posting here for the record hoping somebody might read and pass around)
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To: karpov

Al-Shabaab is as bad as they come. They are a hard core Al Queda offshoot that has become a operationally and tactically sophisticated guerrilla organization that is well on its way to fielding an actual army. They effectively control large chunks of southern Somalia and have planned and successfully conducted combined arms attacks against Somali, U.S, and African Union positions in Somalia and Kenya.

It is not surprising that they are branching out to lone wolf attackers. It’s a cheap and effective way to strike at us, with almost no investment aside from propaganda required and no cost to them if they fail.

12 posted on 12/16/2020 2:22:34 PM PST by drop 50 and fire for effect ("Work relentlessly, accomplish much, remain in the background, and be more than you seem.")
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To: karpov

Fly it into the UN and we’ll pin a medal on
his chest.

13 posted on 12/16/2020 3:58:39 PM PST by Dahoser (Not separation of church and state, but of media and state.)
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To: karpov

One of Obama’s cousins going all Mau Mau on the U.S..

14 posted on 12/16/2020 6:48:52 PM PST by Lion Den Dan
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