Albanian pleads guilty to terror charges in Brooklyn
An Albanian who had tried to travel from New York to Pakistan to join up with the jihad and "marry with the girls in paradise" pleaded guilty Thursday to terror charges. Agron Hasbajrami, 27, who lived in Brooklyn at the time of his arrest, is now facing up to 15 years in a US prison. He has agreed to be deported after serving his time.
Hasbajrami wired more than $1,000 to terror groups in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and began emailing with a Pakistani
Hasbajrami wrote that it was difficult to get donations from his fellow Muslims when they found out that the money was intended for jihad
and that he wanted to travel abroad to "marry with the girls in paradise." The Justice Department said in its statement that this was taken to mean he wanted to die as a martyr.
|"Pshaw. Depriving widows of needed ammunition? And you folks call yourselves 'religious'? Just you wait until we talk with the local hard boyz at the Heyan Ima Takileak."|
In a statement, FBI assistant director Janice Fedarcyk said, "If not for his arrest, he would have traveled to Pakistan to wage jihad and aim to kill American soldiers. Our mission includes not only preventing acts of terrorism here but also preventing would-be terrorists from going abroad to harm Americans."
|Nothing gets past this Justice Department.|
Hasbajrami was arrested in September 2011 at JFK International Airport in New York while attempting to board a flight to Turkey. His intent was to go from there to Pakistan to join a
terrorist militant group. He had a one-way ticket, and was bringing a tent, boots and cold-weather gear.
After his arrest, police searching his home found a note that said, "Do not wait for invasion, the time is martyrdom time."
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