Questions to the FBI allegations
According to the indictment, during the period from 1989 through 1992, Daniel Boyd traveled to Pakistan and Afghanistan where he received military-style training in terrorist training camps for the purpose of engaging in violent jihad. Following this training, he allegedly fought in Afghanistan.
Question: Was this at a time after he was trained by CIA to fight Russians?
From roughly November 2006 through at least July 2009, the indictment alleges that Daniel Boyd and the other defendants conspired to provide material support and resources to terrorists, including currency, training, transportation, and personnel. The defendants also conspired to murder, kidnap, maim, and injure persons abroad during this period. The object of the conspiracy, according to the indictment, was to advance violent jihad, including supporting and participating in terrorist activities abroad and committing acts of murder, kidnapping, or maiming persons abroad.
Question: Any solid proof?
The indictment alleges that, as part of the conspiracy, the defendants prepared themselves to engage in violent jihad and were willing to die as martyrs. They also allegedly offered training in weapons and financing, and helped arrange overseas travel and contacts so others could wage violent jihad overseas.
Question: Any solid proof other than illegal conversation taping? Even some of the Congressmen and Senators could be indicted for the intentions of committing heinous crimes if tapes in private. Anybody that stands for human rights and witnesses the killing, maiming and destruction going on around the Muslim world by the hands of American and NATO forces could express his anger in a violent way, the way Carlos Bledsoe showed his anger in Arkansas and opened the fire at two recruits, see: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1190351/Soldier-killed-Muslim-convert-opens-U-S-army-recruiting-centre.html
As part of the conspiracy, the indictment further alleges that the defendants raised money to support training efforts, disguised the destination of such monies from the donors, and obtained assault weapons to develop skills with the weapons. Some defendants also allegedly radicalized others to believe that violent jihad was a personal religious obligation.
Question: According to the news he is a businessman and his son deposited major portion of the money in the Bank. Is that where one hides his illegal money?
Recruitment and Travels
Among other acts, the indictment alleges that Daniel Boyd traveled to Gaza in March 2006 and attempted to enter Palestine in order to introduce his son to individuals who also believed that violent jihad was a personal religious obligation. Later, in October 2006, defendant Ziyad Yaghi allegedly departed the United States for Jordan to engage in violent jihad.
Question: What I remember from first hand info, he had taken his 11 or 12 year old son to Palestine, leaving the three older ones behind, he must have been using microwave technology that works in reverse! I wonder if anybody is laughing at this foolish accusation? By the way I remember seeing even the pic through email of just the two of them in front of Aqsa Mosque.
In June 2007, Daniel Boyd and several other defendants departed the United States for Israel in an effort to engage in violent jihad, but ultimately returned to the United States after failing in their efforts. According to the indictment, after his return to the United States, Daniel Boyd made false statements twice to federal officials about who he had planned to meet on his trip to Israel.
One would imagine that since they were following them, they would let them have the chance of exposing themselves in the terrorist act and then catch them rather than deporting them back to the US without letting them step on the Israeli soil!
In February 2008, Daniel Boyd allegedly solicited money to fund the travel of additional individuals overseas to engage in violent jihad and in March 2008, discussed with Anes Subasic preparations to send two individuals abroad for this purpose. He allegedly accepted $500 in cash from defendant Hysen Sherifi to be used to help fund jihad overseas and later showed Sherifi how to operate an AK-47 assault weapon.
Question: Boy, Boyd must be a magician that $500.00 is sufficient to take care of everything related to his terrorist activities! Or may be he only took 500 to increase the blessings of his own money.
In July 2008, Sharifi allegedly departed the United States for Kosovo to engage in violent jihad. According to the indictment, Sharifi later returned to North Carolina in April 2009, for the purpose of soliciting funds and personnel to support the mujihadeen.
Question: Before their indictment we learnt about Sharif that his wife is in Kosovo since he is from there, she is pregnant, so he comes to the US to earn some money since there are no jobs there and then goes back to live there for as long as money lasts, and then comes back again to earn. I have known many families doing this who are unable to earn locally since America is considered a green pasture.
In any case, even if we suppose that he was going back to Kosovo to do so called violent jihad: What do Americans do when someone kills their loved ones, take revenge? Is it only the right of non-Muslims to kill MUSLIMS, or Muslims as human being have the same right too? Who does not know that Muslims are being persecuted in their own countries by either foreign forces or their own tyrant governments: in Chechniya, Kosovo, Kashmir, Somalia, Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Burma, Indonesia, Phillipine, Egypt, Palestine, Israel, India, Algeria, Nigeria, China and many other countries. Are they supposed to be slain like lame ducks, the way it is happening in many countries or they have a right to defend? Could they be blamed if they followed American policy of Proactive and Preemptive strikes?
Weapons and Training
The indictment also alleges that Daniel Boyd obtained a variety of weapons in furtherance of the conspiracy to murder persons overseas and provide material support to terrorists. These included a Bushmaster M4A3 rifle that Boyd allegedly received illegally via interstate commerce in 2006, as well as an ETA M16 V System C-MAG that he purchased in 2006. In 2007, he allegedly purchased a Ruger mini 14 long gun.
Question: According to the original allegations it was made public that Daniel Boyd was planning to kidnap, kill and maim Israelis. Could he carry all those famous weapons through the aeroplane search, or he was planning to charter a private jet like Bill Clinton or a better one since he would have to hide it from the radar as well and take all the 7 terrorists with all the collected ammunition to Israel and use it there since collecting the weapons has to have a purpose!
During 2008, the indictment alleges that Boyd purchased a Mossburg 100 ATR .270 rifle, a Llama Camanche III .357 revolver, a Century Arms AK Sporter 7.62 X 39 rifle and a Ruger mini 30 7.62 X 39 rifle. During 2009, Boyd allegedly purchased a Ishmash SAGA .308 rifle, a Century Arms Polish Tantal 5.45 X 39 rifle, a Century Arms C91 rifle .308, a Century Arms M70B1 7.62 X 34 rifle, a Ruger mini 14 5.56 rifle, and a Smith & Wesson MP15 .223 rifle.
Question: Is it illegal to possess the weapons in the Southern States of USA?
The indictment further alleges that in February 2009, Daniel Boyd and his son, Dylan Boyd, knowingly sold a Beretta 9 mm handgun and ammunition to a convicted felon. In addition, the indictment alleges that in June 2009, Daniel Boyd and his son, Zakariya Boyd, used firearms in furtherance of a crime of violence, specifically conspiracy to murder.
Question: I wonder if the sale was without documentation and if a person is supposed to do background check of the buyer when selling anything? Also I am wondering when did Zakariya Boyd have the time to do whatever he is being accused of because according to my info during June 2009 they were busy visiting their Grandmother who lives in Maryland and who has cancer.
Finally, the indictment alleges that Daniel Boyd and several of the defendants practiced military tactics and the use of weapons on private property in Caswell County, N.C., in June and July 2009.
Question: Hmm, so no more judo, karate, tykwando, archery, paintball practices because they are all part of military tactics!
Each of the defendants faces potential life imprisonment if convicted of conspiracy to murder, kidnap, maim, and injure persons abroad. In addition, conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists carries a maximum 15-year sentence. The charges of receiving a firearm through interstate commerce and selling a firearm to a convicted felon each carry a maximum 10-year sentence. Making false statements in a terrorism investigation carries a maximum eight-year sentence, while possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence carries a consecutive five-year sentence.
This investigation is being conducted by the Raleigh Joint Terrorism Task Force of the Charlotte Division of the FBI and NCISAAC, the North Carolina Information Sharing and Analysis Center.
The prosecution is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Barbara D. Kocher and Jason Cowley of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina, and Trial Attorney Jason Kellhofer, of the Counterterrorism Section in the Justice Department’s National Security Division.
The public is reminded that an indictment contains mere allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.
Question: A new piece of knowledge! So an innocent person can be arrested, tortured, imprisoned, his house can be wrecked, his possessions can be confiscated, even his female family members and minor kids can be arrested, intimidated, separated from their mother and pushed out of their dwelling before even he is proven guilty! What a law in strict line with Human Rights considerations. I wonder if this is democracy that America is trying to promote abroad with its MILITARY POWER!