<> Testimonies and witnesses: see for yourself;
<> Alleged Terror suspect Daniel Patrick Boyd’s wife , Sabrina, talks about her husband and sons.
<> Brother defends accused terror head
<> Next door neighbor:
The more I think about it, the more I think something is not right about this story”
“The pieces do not fit. That’s not who they were.”
<> Friends, lawyers: Terror suspects don’t fit profile
<> “If he’s a terrorist, he’s the nicest terrorist I ever met in my life. I don’t think he is,” says a neighbor in Willow Spring
<> “They were great neighbors. We never had any trouble with them. Their kids played with our kids,” says another neighbor
<> Another neighbor
“They were just normal American kids and a normal American father.”
<> Jamaat Ibad Ar-Rahman mosque in Durham issued a statement:
“In our dealings with Mr. Boyd and his family, we found them to be people of good moral character,” the statement said.
<> Alleged `jihadist’ known as friendly store owner
<> Business partner: “He was a person of good moral character.” “He never caused any trouble when he came Fridays. His family was good. People would invite them to their homes.”
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<> On CBS “The Nicest Terrorist I Ever Met”
<> Neighbors show support for terrorism suspect
Neighbors show support for terrorism suspect
A Willow Spring man who lived across the street from terrorism suspect Daniel Patrick Boyd said Sunday he was stunned by the arrests
<> Of interest:
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<> like this
Published: Thu, Aug. 06, 2009 02:00AM
Modified Wed, Aug. 05, 2009 05:41PM
Your article “Contrasts veil Daniel Boyd” must have shocked Boyd’s neighbors, who wre expressing support for the family. Instead, they unwittingly participated in a portrayal of Boyd as duplicitous and two-faced. While his neighbors respect him, the article calls into question whether those neighbors (whom he had “charmed”) really knew him.
The article documented the neighbors’ support. But where is the substantiation for the claim that Boyd “showed a pair of faces to the world” or is “full of contrasts”? No one quoted implied anything like that, other than a friend who said Boyd often “talked of jihad.” Did he support jihad or oppose it? The quote is about as helpful as noting that a certain Baptist minister often talked about sin.
I don’t know whether Boyd is a terrorist. But I resent the paper creating suspicion even of the fact that he appears to be a model citizen.
<> and this
Editorials Wrecking tactics
Published: Fri, Jul. 31, 2009 02:00AM
Modified Thu, Jul. 30, 2009 05:44PM
That certainly was a creative subterfuge the FBI employed to get Sabrina Boyd out of her house the other day. It worked like a charm. But it was as low as a snake.
Now, second-guessing law enforcement is risky, because it’s easy to understate, and fail to appreciate, the dangers agents, officers and others face. Provided that a tactic succeeds — and no one was hurt when FBI agents lured the woman away from her Willow Spring home and took her to Durham — criticism can seem like carping.
Granted. But just look at what happened here.
Sabrina Boyd, 41, is the wife of Daniel Boyd, the man allegedly at the center of the Islamic terrorism group whose members were charged Monday in a plot to kill innocent people abroad. Sabrina Boyd, who is not charged with any offense, is the mother of five children, one of whom died two years ago in a wreck near the family’s Johnston County home. Apparently, the authorities wanted her out of the house Monday so they could do some searching.
According to her account — which authorities have not contradicted — a man with an apparently bloodstained shirt knocked on her door. He said her husband and three sons had been in a serious car crash. He directed her to a waiting Highway Patrol car, which took her to Duke Hospital.
Near there, a man dressed as a doctor appeared — and handcuffed her. She was detained, then driven to the Johnston Sheriff’s Department, where she was able to pick up her youngest son, who had not been arrested.
This is a native-born American citizen. If her account is true, she was set up and knocked down by a cruel lie. Whether or not there was a pressing need to get her out of her house, for the authorities to choose the car-crash scenario, when she not long ago had lost a son to just that cause, was about as low as you can go.