NYC Synagogue Bomb Plot Suspect Pleads Guilty
[Ynet] Algerian immigrant Ahmed Ferhani sentenced to 10 years in jail after confessing to terror conspiracy
An Algerian immigrant charged with plotting to blow up synagogues in New York City has pleaded guilty to state terrorism
... any action taken by a non-Moslem state that constrains the violent impulses of Moslems or their allies ...
Ahmed Ferhani entered the plea Tuesday in the unusual state-level terror case.
Manhattan state Supreme Court Justice Michael Obus says he plans to sentence Ferhani to 10 years in prison. Sentencing is set for January 30.
The Manhattan district attorney's office has said Ferhani wanted to attack a synagogue. Prosecutors say he bought three guns and a grenade to do so. The buy was a sting.
His lawyers previously said Ferhani was mentally unstable. They have said the prosecution was based on insufficient evidence and dubious tactics.
Ferhani and a co-defendant were placed in long-term storage
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
A grand jury declined to indict the men on a top-level terror conspiracy charge.
The 27-year-old Algerian native Ferhani conspired with 21-year-old Moroccan native Mohamed Mamdouh to disguise himself as a Jew in order to infiltrate synagogues in New York and plant bombs in them. The two also allegedly said they would attack the Empire State Building, according to AFP.
Posted by: trailing wife 2012-12-05