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Terrorism

Brooks Blanton

Atlanta, GA

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AP: Terror Suspect in Pakistan

July 28, 2009 - 11:36 AM | by: Brooks Blanton

Federal Investigators are looking for an 8th suspect in a terrorism plot that was busted near Raleigh, North Carolina yesterday. Seven men were arrested yesterday. Investigators say they had traveled to the Middle East with the intent of carrying out terrorist attacks in Israel and Kosovo. Among those arrested were alleged ringleader 39 year old Daniel Patrick Boyd, his sons 20 year old Zakaraiya Boyd and 22 year old Dylan Boyd. Daniel Patrick Boyd allegedly stockpiled weapons and recruited others in the Raleigh area to carry out jihad-style attacks in other countries. Others charged in the case are Anes Subasic, 33; Mohammad Omar Aly Hassan, 22; and Ziyad Yaghi, 21. All the men had addresses in the Raleigh-Durham area. 24 year old Hysen Sherifi, a native of Kosovo and a legal US resident was also arrested. The men reportedly trained for military style attacks on private property in rural Caswell County, North Carolina.

WRAL TV in Raleigh reports that Daniel Boyd’s family will hold a press conference this afternoon.

***UPDATE***

From The Islamic Center of Raleigh (Daniel Patrick Boyd’s Former Mosque)

July 28, 2009
“The Islamic Association of Raleigh takes no official position on any pending criminal matters. We are unaware of anything other than the statements provided by the Department of Justice. We trust that that the criminal justice system will take its course and determine the guilt or innocence of the parties”

From the Jamaat Ibad Ar-Rahman in Durham (Daniel Patrick Boyd’s most recent Mosque)

July 28, 2009
“Jamaat Ibad Ar-Rahman would like to issue a statement regarding indictment 09-725 issued by the Department of Justice on July 27th 2009. Mr. Daniel Boyd, (a.k.a Saifullah), and his family occasionally attended Friday prayers at Jamaat Ibad Ar-Rahman. In addition Mr. Boyd was consulted by Jamaat Ibad Ar-Rahman for potential construction projects. In our dealings with Mr. Boyd and his family we found them to be people of good moral character.”

-Hisham Heda
Jamaat Ibad Ar-Rahman Board Chairman

7 PM EDT UPDATE

An unnamed source in law enforcement tells the Associated Press that the missing terror suspect is in Pakiston. The Federal Prosecutor refused to comment on the missing suspects whereabouts.

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