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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:17 PM
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Suspect in 'Virginia Jihad' Pleads Guilty
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- One of 11 men accused of training to join a Pakistani terrorist group pleaded guilty Monday to aiding a conspiracy and gun charges, prosecutors announced.

Muhammed Aatique was among the 11 accused of preparing to join Lashkar-e-Tayyaba, which wants to oust India from Kashmir. It was labeled a terrorist organization by the government in December 2001.

The charges stem primarily from violations of the federal Neutrality Act, which bars citizens from engaging in hostile actions against nations with whom the U.S. is at peace -- in this instance, India.

Under a plea agreement with federal prosecutors, Aatique pleaded guilty to the charges in U.S. District Court. Sentencing was scheduled for Dec. 12.

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http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/nation/wire/sns...
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Davis_X_Machina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:21 PM
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1. What a choice...
...plead guilty in a regular court, or go down the oubliette of a military tribunal -- no counsel, no communications, etc....
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FlemingsGhost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:39 PM
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2. "Virginia jihad"? Good grief...
Anyone in advertising can tell you: "It's all in how it's packaged."

I would say why isn't Mr. McNulty going after the Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Michigan etc. "'moran' militia misfits" with equal determination and marketing flair, (afterall, an armed "terrorist network" is still a threat to national security, even if they are toothless white folks,) but they might actually be our last hope if BushCo. isn't put out of business soon.
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