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Posted on 03/06/2009 5:37:34 PM PST by Cindy
Israeli consulate plot mastermind going to jail Ringleader Kevin James was 'architect, mastermind of very troubling offense, judge says AFP Published: 03.06.09, 23:58 / Israel News
The ringleader of a radical Islamic group that planned to bomb Israeli assets and US military facilities in California was on Friday jailed for 16 years, justice officials said.
Kevin James, 32, pleaded guilty to conspiring to wage war against the United States through terror for his part in the plot, which involved three co-conspirators currently in custody.
Prosecutors said the plotters were part of Jam'iyyat Ul-Islam Is-Saheeh (JIS,) which was founded by James in 1997 while he was in prison.
"Mr. James was the architect and mastermind of a very serious, very troubling offense," Judge Cormac Carney said in sentencing.
Two other members of the plot, Gregory Patterson and Levar Washington, were last year sentenced to 12 and 22 years respectively. A fourth man - Hammad Samana - was declared unfit to stand trial and is in psychiatric care.
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Pleads guilty to conspiracy to wage war against the U.S. and all he is sentenced to is 16 years in prison?
I’m trying to lower my blood pressure and not get banned, so...no comment.
My BP is low right now, I’ll take over for ya!
Note: The following text is a quote:
March 6, 2009
MAN WHO FORMED TERRORIST GROUP THAT PLOTTED ATTACKS ON MILITARY AND JEWISH FACILITIES SENTENCED TO 16 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON
SANTA ANA, CalifA former inmate in a California state prison who formed a domestic terrorist group that planned to attack United States military operations, infidels, and Israeli and Jewish facilities in the Los Angeles area was sentenced this morning to 16 years in federal prison.
Kevin James, 32, who formed the terrorist group he dubbed Jamiyyat Ul-Islam Is-Saheeh, or JIS, while in a California state prison, was sentenced by United States District Judge Cormac J. Carney.
In sentencing James, Judge Carney said, Mr. James was the architect and mastermind of a very serious, very troubling offense.
The JIS terrorist group reminds us of the dangers that continue to confront our nation, said United States Attorney Thomas P. OBrien. Both foreign enemies and so-called homegrown terrorists have the desire to stage potentially deadly attacks on American soil. As a result of the outstanding work of the FBI and the Joint Terrorism Task Force, one imminent threat was identified and disabled.
Last year, Judge Carney sentenced Levar Washington, who was recruited into JIS while in state prison and subsequently recruited others into the plot, to 22 years in prison. A third man involved in JIS, Gregory Patterson, was sentenced last year to 151 months in prison.
James, Washington and Patterson admitted in court that they conspired to levy war against the government of the United States through terrorism, and to oppose by force the authority of the United States government.
The fourth member of JIS named in an indictmentHammad Samanahas been found unfit to stand trial and is currently receiving care at a federal prison facility.
Kevin James, the founder of the JIS homegrown terror cell, recruited his co-conspirators from behind prison walls to target Los Angeles for terrorism, said Salvador Hernandez, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI in Los Angeles. This case reminds us of the evolving terror threat we face, and continues to serve as one of the finest examples of line police officers uncovering a terrorist plot and setting aside jurisdictional boundaries to work with the JTTF.
Torrance Police Chief John J. Neu said: This case is a prime example of front-line police officers as front-line prevention of domestic terrorism. This dangerous group was discovered by alert police officers and the teamwork between our regional law enforcement partners met this danger head-on. It is important to understand that there was nothing artificial about this groups ability to carry-out a mass casualty attack. This case represents the effective collaboration of local, state and federal resources in the region which thwarted a tremendous threat to our citizens. We are very pleased to with todays sentencing of Kevin James.
After forming JIS in 1997 while in state prison, James recruited Washington into the organization in late 2004 while both were prisoners at New Folsom Prison. James required Washington swear an oath of loyalty and obedience to James and to JIS. After his release from prison several weeks after taking the JIS oath, Washington recruited Patterson and Samana into JIS and had them swear oaths of allegiance and obedience to JIS. After forming this cell, Washington and Patterson conducted about a dozen armed robberies of gas stations to obtain money for the groups planned attacks in the Los Angeles area.
Samana researched targets and prepared a document called Modes of Attack. The document listed LAX and Consulate of Zion, Military Targets, Army Recruiting centers throughout the county, Military base in Manhattan Beach and Campsite of Zion.
After Torrance Police investigators linked Washington and Patterson to a gas station robbery, various Jihadist documents were found at a South Los Angeles apartment where they lived. In addition to the Modes of Attack document, investigators discovered a document titled Notoriety Moves, which contained a James-authored statement to be given to the media after a deadly attack. The proposed press statement reads, in part, This incident is the first in a series of incidents to come in a plight to defend and propagate traditional Islam in its purity. The document also warns sincere Muslims to avoid a series of targets, including Those Jewish and non-Jewish supporters of an Israeli state.
The investigation into the terrorist conspiracy was led by the FBIs Long Beach Joint Terrorism Task Force, whose participating agencies include the Los Angeles Police Department; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; the Torrance Police Department; the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department; the Long Beach Police Department; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; the Los Angeles Port Police; U.S. Customs and Border Protection; the U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service; the Defense Criminal Investigative Service; the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; and the Redondo Beach Police Department.
Substantial assistance during the investigation was provided by the Los Angeles County District Attorneys Office, Bureau of Investigations; the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation; the California Department of Justice; the Drug Enforcement Administration; the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations; and the Department of Defense.
The Los Angeles County District Attorneys Office worked collaboratively with the United States Attorneys Office during the investigation.
He should be in prison for life.
At the very least.
I would say the death penalty, but it would probably get overturned.
Yeah, that does sound pretty stiff compared to what Ayers got.
Death Penalty sounds right.
We should execute these pigs until we can figure out what to do with them. A truly permanent and cost effective solution.
Rope is cheap and strong trees aren’t too hard to find. :D
Ayers deserves far, far, worse.
March 7, 2009
“California jihadist wrote that his planned LAX attacks were meant to “defend and propagate traditional Islam in its purity””
SNIPPET: “Kevin James, 32, who founded Jam’iyyat Ul-Islam Is-Saheeh, or JIS, [or, in Arabic, “The Organization for True Islam”] pleaded guilty in 2007 of plotting “to levy war against the United States through terrorism.””
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