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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 02:56 AM

Terror Arrests: 4 California Men Arrested, Charged With Plotting To Wage 'Violent Jihad'

Source: HuffPo

Four California residents are suspected of plotting to wage "violent jihad," by joining forces with al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Federal authorities allege the men -- two U.S. citizens and two legal permanent residents -- planned to attack American military staff and bases overseas.

News of the arrest became public on Monday, when three of the suspects appeared in U.S. District Court in Riverside, Calif. The trio were charged with plotting to provide material support to terrorists, KTLA reported.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/20/four-california-men-arrested-terror_n_2162612.html



The AP article below...

FBI: 4 Calif. men charged in alleged terror plot

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Four Southern California men have been charged with plotting to kill Americans overseas and in the United States by joining al-Qaida and the Taliban in Afghanistan, federal officials said Monday.

The defendants were arrested for plotting to bomb government facilities and public places after federal authorities uncovered their plans to engage in "violent jihad," FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said.

According to a federal complaint unsealed Monday during their initial appearances, Sohiel Omar Kabir, 34, introduced two other California men to the radical Islamist doctrine of Anwar al-Awlaki, a deceased al-Qaida leader.

The two, Ralph Deleon, 23, and Miguel Alejandro Santana Vidriales, 21, converted to Islam in 2010 and began engaging with Kabir and others online in discussions about jihad, including posting radical content to Facebook and expressing extremist views in comments.

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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_TERRORISM_ARRESTS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-11-20-01-03-10

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Reply Terror Arrests: 4 California Men Arrested, Charged With Plotting To Wage 'Violent Jihad' (Original post)
Tx4obama Nov 2012 OP
Live and Learn Nov 2012 #1
bayareamike Nov 2012 #2
Lasher Nov 2012 #3
glacierbay Nov 2012 #4
Lasher Nov 2012 #5
glacierbay Nov 2012 #6
slackmaster Nov 2012 #7
Sunlei Nov 2012 #8
Aristus Nov 2012 #9

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 03:09 AM

1. Very troubling story.

Three young 20 somethings with no ties to the middle east talked into ruining their lives and possibly killing many others by a 34 year old Afghanistan immigrant. Glad it was prevented but it is very sad, if true.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 04:06 AM

2. Holy crap.

I have mutual friends on Facebook with De Leon. I have no idea who he is, but that is insane to me. How absolutely depressing that they chose this path. Based on his Facebook page, the kid (I mean Jesus he's only 23) looks entirely normal.

I'm extremely glad this was stopped before anything tragic happened.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:43 AM

3. Dumbasses discussed it openly on Facebook.

I don't feel a bit sorry for these treasonous bastards.

Social media snags 4 U.S. residents allegedly supporting Taliban

The three exposed their connection to each other and their radical leanings explicitly on Facebook for over a year. And one of them detailed his intentions to participate in jihad in an online chat with an FBI employee.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/20/us/afghanistan-taliban/index.html

And they're not fucking kids. They are bloodthirsty adults, who would not have been reluctant to kill actual children.

Keep up the good work, Joint Terrorism Task Force!

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Response to Lasher (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:12 AM

4. I expect the

 

"they were entrapped by the FBI" crowd along in 3 2 1......................

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Response to glacierbay (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:27 AM

5. Didn't take you long to learn your way around here.

I'm glad you have joined us.

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Response to Lasher (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:34 AM

6. Seen it to many times here

 

That crowd would believe FBI entrappment no matter what the evidence is.
Thanks for the welcome.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:41 AM

7. Stupid is a stupid does

 

I'm glad that our law enforcement people took care of this problem.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:42 AM

8. Another 'sting' of a radical cult, what a waste of their American lives

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:01 AM

9. Wait. We got these guys with law-enforcement personnel?

Shouldn't we have invaded California with tanks, bombers, Strykers and thousands of infantrymen instead? That would work, wouldn't it?

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