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Man Pleads Guilty In Plot To Attack Seattle Military Site
2012-12-07
[Jpost] A Seattle man pleaded guilty on Thursday in connection with a plot to mount a machine-gun and grenade attack on a US military recruitment center in the city, federal prosecutors said.

Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, 35, pleaded guilty in US District Court in Seattle to conspiracy to murder officers and employees of the United States and conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction.

His co-defendant, 33-year-old Walli Mujahidh, pleaded guilty in December 2011 to conspiracy and weapons charges.
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Jihad in Seattle: Attack on US Marines
2012-06-05
Michael D. McCright, a.k.a. Mikhial Jihad.

Court documents filed following McCright's arrest indicate he has links with at least one of two men accused of plotting a suicide attack on a south Seattle Marine processing and intake center. The deputy prosecutor in McCright's case said that McCright's cell phone was used three times to call Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif,
According to the name-linked articles in the Rantburg archive, the gentleman is connected most interestingly...
a Des Moines, Wa., resident who is being held along with Walli Mujahidh, of Los Angeles; the calls from McCright's phone were made prior to the July 22, 2011 arrests of Abdul-Latif and Mujahidh. The FBI decided to continue to investigate McCright's possible links to domestic terrorism. And according to KING5 news, "[a] federal criminal justice source said the FBI had McCright on their radar even before the July 12 road rage incident."

Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, a.k.a. Joseph Anthony Davis, and Walli Mujahidh, a.k.a. Frederick Domingue Jr., are accused of conspiring to murder federal agents and officers and conspiring to use weapons of mass destruction, for their roles in plotting a suicide attack on the Federal Way MEPS center in south Seattle. Initial charges were filed in late June 2011 shortly after their arrest in an FBI sting operation; further charges were added in July, including weapons violations and solicitation of a crime of violence. In August, the trial was postponed due to the complexity of the case and the quantity of evidence gathered by the FBI and police, The Associated Press reported. Both Abdul-Latif and Mujahidh pled not guilty at the time.
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Seattle area man admits to attacking Marines
2012-05-30
A man tied by prosecutors to two Seattle terror suspects has admitted attempting to run two Marines off Interstate 5.
Keep reading, it sounds like a case of 'sudden jihadi syndrome'...
Jailed since last September, Michael McCright pleaded guilty to related charges last week and admitted to swerving at a government vehicle carrying a uniformed Marine sergeant and another noncommissioned officer on July 12.

McCright, who also goes by Mikhial Jihad, pleaded guilty Wednesday to reduced charges so he will not face a life sentence under Washington's "three-strikes" law. Prosecutors plan to request a five-year prison term.

In the incident, the Marine sergeants had left a local processing center. While the staff sergeant driving the car remained in uniform, the other man had changed into civilian clothing.

The two were on the interstate when a small blue car sped toward them. A bearded man in a skull cap, McCright, was behind the wheel. As the car came alongside the Marines, the staff sergeant noticed McCright spot his uniform. The staff sergeant told police, "His eyes widened and he appeared to become angry."

McCright forced the government car into the emergency lane, then pulled in front of the Marines' vehicle and slammed on his brakes, nearly causing a collision.

The passenger in the Marine's car called 911 and reported the license plate number to the police. Investigators later linked the car to McCright and phoned him. At the time, McCright denied any involvement and said he rarely drove the car. He was arrested on Sept. 8 in Seattle.

Prosecutors have said McCright was in contact with Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, a Des Moines man accused of plotting an attack on a South Seattle military processing station.

McCright's connection to Abdul-Latif has not yet been disclosed, though the latter remains in federal custody pending trial on terror charges.

In court documents shortly after McCright's arrest, Senior Deputy Prosecutor Gary Ernsdorff said, "Investigators have confirmed that the cell phone used by the defendant ... was used on at least three occasions to contact Abdul-Latif prior to Latif's arrest by federal authorities. The FBI is continuing to investigate defendant McCright's possible connection to domestic terrorism."

Abdul-Latif, 33, and LA resident Walli Mujahidh had been accused of plotting a suicide attack on a military processing center. Prosecutors claim the men planned to storm the center to kill recruits and Department of Defense workers there. Mujahidh later pleaded guilty.

The plot was allegedly foiled at the last moment after another Muslim man
and honorable American
approached by Abdul-Latif in late May contacted Seattle police, and then acted as an informant.

McCright remains jailed on $2 million bail charged with second-degree assault. He is expected back in court on Oct. 12.

McCright, a repeat violent felon, may have faced a life sentence as a "three-strikes" offender if convicted on the original charge of second-degree assault. Instead, McCright pleaded guilty to two counts of felony harassment and one count of attempted malicious mischief.

McCright is scheduled to be sentenced in June and remains in jail. Abdul-Latif and Mujahidh also remain confined. Abdul-Latif faces a life sentence.
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Salafist preacher and Internet activist indicted in Germany
2011-09-17
Ibrahim Abou-Nagie, a salafi/jihadi preacher very active online, has been indicted in Cologne, Germany. Abou-Nagie, together with Abu Dujana of Bonn, operate as Die Wahre Religion (The True Religion).

They are cited in multiple cases including those of the now-deceased Bekkay Harrach, and more recently Robert M. (arrested with an associate attempting to enter Britain whilst in possession of jihadist materials including Inspire magazine), not to mention Arid Uka, the Frankfurt shooter.

Abou-Nagie is charged with legitimization of violence and calling for the destruction of other religions (""Empfehlungen", die Gewalt legitimierten - bis zur Vernichtung Andersgläubiger" in German).

Not surprisingly, the 423 Youtube friends of Die Wahre Religion are in turn linked in some way to, or have otherwise turned up in the course of investigations into, the following (not an all-inclusive list):

Islamic Thinkers Society
Revolution Muslim
Shariah4
Taimour al-Abdaly
Arid Uka
Jubair Ahmad
Alemarah Media
Salahudin Ibn Jafar
Islambruederschaft
Binyamine
Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif
Emerson Begolly
Saurlandgruppe
Samir Khan
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Suspects in Seattle military attack plot angry over Iraq, Afghanistan
2011-06-24
SEATTLE -- Two men have been arrested in a plot to attack a Seattle military recruiting station, reports the U.S. Justice Department and FBI. Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, who also went by Joseph Anthony Davis, 33, of Seattle, and Walli Mujahidh, also known as Frederick Domingue, Jr., 32, of Los Angeles, will face terrorism and firearms charges for the suspected plot.
But they were mostly known as Abu and Walli. Booking pics of both mutts at the link.
The pair were arrested Wednesday night after nearly a month of surveillance and recordings by FBI, with the help of an informant recruited to join the plot. During that time, law enforcement say they learned Abdul-Latif and Mujahidh intended to shoot people enlisting in the armed forces at the Military Entrance Processing Station on East Marginal Way (MEPS).

"Driven by a violent, extreme ideology, these two young Americans are charged with plotting to murder men and women who were enlisting in the Armed Forces to serve and protect our country," said Todd Hinnen, Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security.
Let's remember that they were indeed driven by a violent, extreme ideology. Further, let's put a name on it: Islamicism.
Before shifting to MEPS as a target, FBI officials said the attack was initially planned for Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Abdul-Latif said he and Mujahidh would drive a van through the gates of Fort Lewis and open fire. Abdul-Latif said the specific target was soldiers and not civilians, according to agents.
Unless the civilians got in the way or were infidels...
Or were innocent Muslims being sent straight to Paradise, who should be grateful for the opportunity.
Mujahidh was described as the driver for the attack, the FBI said, suggested to occur on July 5, 2011.

According to the FBI, Abdul-Latif was outwardly angry about the current United States military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan, and even in Yemen. Charging documents show Abdul-Latif believed "murdering American soldiers was justifiable."

FBI officials said Abdul-Latif "wanted to die as a martyr in the attack."
If they had attacked Fort Lewis that would have been arranged.
After further Internet research, the men later decided on MEPS as a target because it was a place where people who "wanted to go to Iraq and Afghanistan" would be, and most of the people there would be unarmed.

"It's a confined space, not a lot of people carrying weapons, and we'd have an advantage," Abdul-Latif said in a recording.
So in addition to being murderers, they were cowards...
Abdul-Latif believed the attack at the MEPS would inspire other Muslims with similar feelings.

"Imagine how many young Muslims, if we're successful, will try to hit these kind of centers," said Abdul-Latif in a recording. "Imagine how fearful America will be, and they'll know they can't push the Muslims around."

Police first found out about the plot on June 3 when a citizen alerted a Seattle Police detective, saying he was initially approached about the plot by Abdul-Latif on May 30 at Abdul-Latif's SeaTac apartment. FBI agents said the informant was recruited because Abdul-Latif believed he held similar beliefs, and that he would be able to get a hold of the weapons needed for the attack.
Why didn't they just apply to the ATF and offer to walk some guns into Mexico?
FBI officials said in charging documents that the informant had known Abdul-Latif for several years already, and that Abdul-Latif trusted the informant. After the initial contact, the informant went to Seattle Police.

With the help of the informant, law enforcement then began recording the suspects, both on audio and video tape, discussing the plot. The informant was instructed to learn the layout of the MEPS, and buy machine guns used to carry out the attack, all with the intention of killing military men and women, according to the FBI.

Charging documents show on June 6, Abdul-Latif and Mujahidh as well as the informant spoke on the phone about general aspects of the plot, including the need to get a hold of firearms and even train with them in Wenatchee, Washington, prior to the attack. Documents show during that conversation, Mujahidh assured Abdul-Latif that he was committed to carrying out the plan.

The next day, federal officials say Abdul-Latif told the informant it was time to check out the MEPS location and "make a plan from there."

Abdul-Latif and the informant met together on June 8 to do so, according to the FBI. The pair drove to the MEPS, parked and looked around the property. Peering inside the front doors, Abdul-Latif noted a security guard inside, but said, "We'll just kill him right away...we can kill him first."

On the same day, the informant was instructed by Abdul-Latif to get a hold of machine guns, ammunition, magazines and grenades to use during the attack, charging papers show.

During the next week, law enforcement learned Mujahidh made plans to come to Seattle via bus from Los Angeles on June 20. On June 21, the trio met together to discuss the plotted attack at a restaurant. FBI agents said Abdul-Latif left the restaurant, and the informant and Mujahidh continued the discussion.

The informant, according to FBI recordings, said he was going to do some work on his car sound system if they lived through the attack.

"We're either gonna get killed or end up locked up," said Mujahidh, according to the FBI.

Mujahidh indicated to the informant, based on recordings, that he'd rather carry out the attack at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

"Yeah so we are going in and killing everybody?" he asked the informant on an FBI tape. "I'd rather do Fort Lewis, man."

Mujahidh also told the informant that before leaving Los Angeles, he told people he was going to Seattle on a jihad and that "[the attack] is my way of getting rid of sins, man...I got so many of 'em...I got a bunch of 'em."
Now that I believe.
Charging documents show Mujahidh even predicted a media headline for the plot: "Three Muslim males walk into MEPS building, Seattle, Washington, and gun down everybody."

After further discussion, Mujahidh and the informant joined back up with Abdul-Latif at his SeaTac apartment. There, they discussed further aspects of the plot, and even considered buying rocket-propelled grenades for the attack.
Where exactly does one buy those in America?
Again, recordings show the trio discussed military involvement in the Middle East as the fuel for the attack.

"We're not only trying to kill people, we're trying to send a message" said Abdul-Latif. "We're trying to get something that's gonna be on CNN and all over the world."

Several times, backing out of the plan was brought up, and what to do if anyone was caught by law enforcement.

"If any of us gets caught, and we survive...don't' ever say anything to the police..." said Abdul-Latif. "We have to promise, if any of us gets caught or thrown in jail for any reason before this happens, if they offer you a deal to talk, don't talk."

On Wednesday, June 22, both Abdul-Latif and Mujahidh and the informant went to a warehouse in Seattle, where the informant said they could pick up their machine guns he purchased. The warehouse, at an undisclosed location, was equipped by FBI with audio and visual recording devices.

Inside the warehouse, the suspects inspected the weapons, holding them and discussing their features, FBI reported. Abdul-Latif instructed the weapons were to be taken to a place in Burien at "First and Burien," prompting FBI and law enforcement to enter the warehouse and place Abdul-Latif and Mujahidh under arrest.

Charging documents show Mujahidh admitted to plotting to kill soldiers, and carry out the attacks with guns and grenades. He also asked agents how long they had known about the plot. Abdul-Latif, however, made no statements.

The FBI acknowledged that the informant does have an extensive criminal history, including five felony convictions, but has never been convicted of any "crimes of dishonesty."
Doesn't matter. They have the audio and video.
Over the course of a month of planning, FBI officials said neither men knew the guns they purchased were inoperable, posing no public safety risk. Among the weapons the men possessed were a Heckler & Koch MP5 9x19 mm caliber sub-machine gun and Colt M16A2 Commando 5.56 mm caliber assault rifles, charging documents show.

Officially, Abdul-Latif and Mujahidh are charged by complaint with:
  • conspiracy to murder officers and employees of the United States
  • conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction (grenades)
  • possession of firearms in furtherance of crimes of violence.
  • Additionally, Abdul-Latif is charged with two counts of illegal possession of firearms.

    Both men face life in prison if convicted of the charges.
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    Two arrested in alleged plot to destroy Seattle military recruiting center
    2011-06-24
    (KUNA) -- Two men have been locked away in an alleged plot to attack a military recruiting center in Seattle, Washington, the Justice department confirmed Thursday.

    Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, also known as Joseph Anthony Davis and Walli Mujahid, also known as Frederik Domingue Jr. were locked away late Wednesday by agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigations(FBI).

    Investigators said they have video and audio recording of the men plotting to destroy the Military Entrance Processing Station, a screening and processing center for all branches of the military. The men allegedly planned to attack using grenades and machine guns.

    "The complaint alleges these men intended to carry out a deadly attack against our military where they should be most safe, here at home," Seattle Attorney Jenny said in a news release. "This is a sobering reminder of our need to be vigilant and that our first line of defense is the people who live in our community. We were able to disrupt the plot because someone stepped forward and reported it to authorities," she added.

    Agents became aware of the plot through someone the men tried to recruit as a participant and monitored the plot. The weapons the men purchased had been rendered inoperable, government officials said.

    Abdul-Latif and Mujahidh are charged by complaint with conspiracy to murder officers and employees of the U.S., conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, and possession of firearms in furtherance of crimes of violence. Abdul-Latif is also charged with two counts of illegal possession of firearms.
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    Two Terror Suspects Arrested In Seattle
    2011-06-23
    Two apparent jihadi black Muslims have been arrested in a plot to use machine guns and grenades in an attack on a military recruiting station that also houses a daycare in Seattle, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday.

    Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, also known as Joseph Anthony Davis, of Seattle, and Walli Mujahidh, also known as Frederick Domingue Jr., of Los Angeles, were arrested Wednesday night.

    Their target was the Military Entrance Processing Station on East Marginal Way in Seattle. Recruits for all military branches are screened and processed there.

    Apparently they were narked to the police by someone they tried to recruit.

    Abdul-Latif and Mujahidh are charged by complaint with conspiracy to murder officers and employees of the United States, conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, and possession of firearms in furtherance of crimes of violence. Abdul-Latif is also charged with two counts of illegal possession of firearms.
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