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On Saturday September 29, 2012, Kyrsten Sinema (the Democrat candidate for the newly created 9th Congressional district in Arizona) had a fundraiser event in Tempe at the home of Hassan Elsaad. The event was co-hosted by Mohamed El-Sharkawy a recent Board President of CAIR – Arizona. Voters in the 9th Congressional District, and across Arizona, might be interested to learn more about the background of these two important supporters of Kyrsten Sinema’s campaign.

For a sense of context, it is important to note that the FBI has cut all ties with Hamas-linked CAIR at both the national and local levels across the nation as a result of the findings of a 15-year FBI investigation of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HFL), the largest Islamic charity in the U.S. at that time. Ghassan Elashi, founder of HLF and the Texas branch of CAIR, was one of five defendants found guilty of giving more than $12 million to support the Palestinian militant group Hamas, a U.S. designated terrorist organization since 1995. Elashi was sentenced to 65 years in prison for this crime.

The Investigative Project on Terrorism, May 7, 2009, posted an article explaining the concerns that the FBI had regarding their relations with Hamas-linked CAIR considering the scurrilous intentions CAIR present to our nation. See excerpt from article below:

“Evidence from the Hamas-support trial of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) placed CAIR founders Omar Ahmad and Nihad Awad in a group called the Palestine Committee. Internal documents show the committee was created by the Muslim Brotherhood to advance the Hamas cause politically and financially in the United States.”

Disturbingly, Nihad Awad is currently the listed Executive Director for CAIR – National Headquarters. There’s more, from this Fox News article, January 30, 2009.

“Prosecutors identified CAIR’s chairman emeritus, Omar Ahmad, as an unindicted co-conspirator in that trial, and Special Agent Lara Burns testified that CAIR was a front group for radical organizations operating in the U.S.”

“An official at the FBI’s headquarters in Washington confirmed to FOX News that his office directed FBI field offices across the country to cut ties with local branches of CAIR.”

It would appear that Kyrsten Sinema is either unaware of these connections, or has no problem accepting campaign donations from individuals like Mohamed El-Sharkawy and Hassan Elsaad.

Let’s look into Hassan Elsaad’s associations…

Elsaad supported Akram Musa Abdallah, a Muslim convicted of lying to the FBI about fundraising activities for Hamas-linked HLF: Organizations believed to be front groups for the Muslim Brotherhood.

“Abdallah, who pleaded not guilty to the indictment, reportedly disappeared for about six months some time in 2006. In January 2007, the FBI raided Abdallah’s house and left with two vans full of evidence.” Anti-Defamation League, August 26, 2008.

Abdallah was eventually convicted on May 6, 2009 and sentenced to 18 months in prison on March 4, 2010 for lying to FBI authorities over his involvement in fundraising for the HFL in the Phoenix metropolitan area between 1994 and 1997. This story has been widely reported in multiple media sources. Read posts from The Investigative Project on Terrorism and The Dallas Morning News.

Read actual case documents here and here.

In Akram Musa Abdallah’s own words:

I, Akram Musa Abdallah, knowingly and willfully made a false, fraudulent, and fictitious material statement to special agents of the FBI…At the time of my interviews, I knew the (HLF) was a Specially Designated Terrorist organization. I also knew that when I was interviewed, the HLF and its officers were pending trial in the Northern District of Texas for crimes including providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization”.

See entire document here.

Knowing all of these facts, in addition to “what else he knew” about Akram Musa Abdallah over the past 20 years of being acquainted, Hassan Elsaad went out of his way to write a glorifying, supportive letter to the sentencing judge, Honorable Neil V. Wake. Elsaad requested for leniency due to hardships that prison would bring upon his family.

One must wonder whether Hassan Elsaad was concerned about the hardships that violent terrorist attacks by Hamas would bring to American citizens across this country when writing this letter. Read actual letter here posted on page(s) 6-7.

Kyrsten Sinema’s connection with these individuals does not mean that she condones the activities of terrorists or their sympathizers. It does, however, at least raise a question of judgement.

Washington, May 9 (ANI): The would-be underwear bomber, who had to carry out an al-Qaeda plot to blow down a U.S.-bound airliner, was actually an Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) informant, U.S and Yemeni officials have said.

Officials have said that the informant was working for the CIA and Saudi Arabian intelligence when he was given the bomb to carry out the blast.

According to the Daily Mail, he then handed over the bomb to the CIA agents.

The would-be suicide bomber, based in Yemen and believed to be working for Fahd Mohammed Ahmed al-Quso, one of America’s most wanted terrorists, had not yet picked a target or bought his plane tickets when the CIA stepped in and seized the bomb, officials said.

The explosion was to be carried out to mark the first death anniversary of killing of Osama bin Laden.

Officials, on condition of anonymity, said that the informant is safely out of Yemen. (ANI)

6-6-12 By Michael Ono | ABC OTUS News

As 10,000 U.S. troops prepare to leave the Afghanistan over the next six months, two top lawmakers, just back from a trip to the region, on the House and Senate Intelligence Committee said they are concerned that the Taliban is growing stronger.

“I think we both say that what we found is the Taliban is stronger,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, agreed with her assessment.

The Taliban, an extremist Islamic group that was removed from power in Afghanistan after the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, because they had provided safe haven to al Qaeda.  But the Taliban was never completely defeated, and after U.S. military attention shifted to Iraq, they have continued to fight.

Critics of President Obama’s plan to withdraw U.S. troops say that the extremists could retake power in Afghanistan once our military is gone.

Despite a Pentagon report just released that found that the Taliban is holding steady in Pakistan but slowly degrading in Afghanistan, both lawmakers said they are concerned that radicals trained in Pakistan could re-emerge as a new generation of fighters even if the current Afghan insurgency were to burn itself out.

“Are we willing to leave and have a safe haven re-form in Afghanistan?” Rogers said.

Members of the group are reportedly negotiating with the U.S government over a possible peace agreement.  Obama’s position is that it is worth negotiating with at least some of the Taliban.

“Many members of the Taliban – from foot soldiers to leaders – have indicated an interest in reconciliation,” Obama said in a national address from Afghanistan this past week.

But Feinstein and Rogers said they are still concerned about the Taliban’s treatment of women.

“The Taliban threw acid on them to prevent them [girls] from going to school,” Feinstein said, referring to an incident that happened in 2009. “The Taliban, while we were there, tried to close schools.”

“We abandon those girls if we don’t get this right,” Rogers said.

All U.S. combat troops are scheduled to exit Afghanistan by the end of 2014.–abc-news-politics.html

Florida state lawmakers are enduring attacks from an organization many call a “terrorist front group”  who oppose legislation aimed at banning the use of Sharia law — the religious doctrine that’s applied by Islamists in their own countries — from courtrooms throughout Florida, claims a non-profit, public-interest group that investigates and exposes government corruption and crime.

Although the bill targets Sharia law, the legislation seeks to prohibit the application of any foreign law, code or system in legal cases, especially in family court. It was introduced after a state appeals court allowed a county judge in central Florida to consider “ecclesiastical Islamic law” to decide a civil case involving a mosque.

As a Florida state House committee considers the bill this week, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), a national organization that serves as the U.S. front for the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, is blasting it as an attempt to demonize Islam, states the Judicial Watch blog.

If the measure passes it will also restrict religious freedom, according to CAIR.

A few years ago CAIR pressured a south Florida county’s transit agency to drop bus advertisements considered by the group to be “misleading and bigoted” against Muslims. CAIR asserted that the ads created a campaign of hatred and intolerance because they gave the false impression that Muslims are “trapped” in their religion with no means of “escape,” thus facing certain death.

CAIR bills itself as a Muslim civil rights organization but top FBI counterterrorism chiefs, such as the late John O’Neill, describe it as an entity that promotes and finances terrorism.

According to a report from the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland  Security: “The Council on American-Islamic Relations and its employees have combined, conspired, and agreed with third parties, including, but not limited to, the Islamic Association for Palestine, the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, the Global Relief Foundation, and foreign nationals hostile to the interests of the United States, to provide material support to known terrorist organizations, to advance the Hamas agenda, and to propagate radical Islam.”

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, and certain officers, directors, and employees, have acted in support of, and in furtherance of, this conspiracy, said the Senate report.

M. Zuhdi Jasser, a Muslim who challenges groups such as CAIR, in an NYPD-used training video The Third Jihad details how CAIR was created shortly after a secret 1993 meeting in Philadelphia involving members of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee. Their goal was to lead opposition to the 1993 Oslo accords and generate support for Hamas, the terrorist organization that now runs the government in Gaza.

Dr. Daniel Pipes, a foremost expert on radical Islam and terrorism cites several criminal cases involving CAIR officials: A senior staff member, Randall Royer a/k/a “Ismail” Royer, pled guilty and was sentenced to twenty years in prison for participating in a network of militant jihadists centered in Northern Virginia.  He admitted to aiding and abetting three persons who sought training in a terrorist camp in Pakistan for the purpose of waging jihad against American troops in Afghanistan.  Royer’s illegal actions occurred while he was employed by CAIR.

CAIR’s Director of Public Affairs, Bassem Kafagi was arrested by the US due to his ties with a terror-financing front group.  Khafagi pled guilty to charges of visa and bank fraud, and agreed to be deported to Egypt. Khafagi’s illegal actions occurred while he was employed by CAIR.

Ghassan Elashi, a founder of CAIR’s Texas chapter and founder of the Holy Land Foundation was arrested by the United States and charged with, making false statements on export declarations, dealing in the property of a designated terrorist organization, conspiracy and money laundering.  Ghassan Elashi committed his crimes while working at CAIR, and was found guilty.

CAIR Board Member Imam Siraj Wahaj, an un-indicted coconspirator in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, has called for replacing the American government with an Islamic caliphate, and warned that America will crumble unless it accepts Islam.

Last year, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) was pressured to cease using a training film CAIR members found offensive. CAIR contacted NCIS after receiving a report about a three-day NCIS surveillance detection course at the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C.


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Moroccan man was arrested near the U.S. Capitol on Friday wearing a vest he believed was full of al Qaeda-supplied explosives and charged in an attempted suicide bombing of Congress, the Justice Department said.

              Amine El Khalifi, 29, an illegal immigrant who lives in Alexandria, Virginia, was charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction against property owned and used by the United States, intending to detonate a bomb and to shoot people, the department said.

              He was arrested by the FBI and the U.S. Capitol Police in a parking garage just a few blocks from the Capitol. The object of a lengthy undercover FBI investigation, El Khalifi later appeared in federal court in Virginia and faces up to life in prison if convicted.

              U.S. law enforcement officials said there never was any threat to the public. The explosives in the suicide vest and the gun he had been given by the FBI had been rendered inoperable and posed no danger to the public.

              The officials said the arrest capped a year of monitoring by law enforcement authorities.

              There have been a number of undercover operations in the Washington, D.C., area in recent years in which suspects thought they were plotting to carry out terrorism attacks, but in reality were being monitored by FBI agents and posed no danger.

              El Khalifi thought he was dealing with members of al Qaeda, but they were really undercover agents, officials said.

              “The complaint filed today alleges that Amine El Khalifi sought to blow himself up in the U.S. Capitol building,” said U.S. Attorney Neil MacBride. “El Khalifi allegedly believed he was working with al Qaeda and devised the plot, the targets and the methods on his own.”

              Sergeant Kimberly Schneider, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Capitol Police, said there was no danger to the public or members of Congress.

According to court records, El Khalifi entered the United States in 1999 on a visa, overstayed it and never applied for U.S. citizenship.

According to an FBI affidavit, in January 2011, a confidential source reported to the FBI that El Khalifi met with other individuals at a residence in Arlington, Virginia.

During the meeting, one person produced what appeared to be an AK-47, two revolvers and ammunition. El Khalifi allegedly expressed agreement with a statement by the individual that the “war on terrorism” was a “war on Muslims” and said the group needed to be ready for war, according to the affidavit.

Last month, El Khalifi said he had changed his plans and wanted to conduct a suicide attack at the Capitol, rather than his original plan to bomb a restaurant, according to the affidavit.

The affidavit said El Khalifi detonated a test bomb just over a month ago in a quarry in West Virginia and that he “expressed a desire for a larger explosion in his attack” at the Capitol.

He selected February 17 as the day of the operation, according to the affidavit.

              The affidavit said that during the past month El Khalifi traveled to the Capitol on multiple occasions to conduct surveillance, choosing the spot where he would be dropped off to enter the building, the specific time for the attack and the methods to avoid attracting the attention of law enforcement.

              (Additional reporting by Jeremy Pelofsky; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

<em>Friday, February 3, 2012 4:25 PM EST</em>Updated: Feb 03, 2012 2:25 PM MST

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 JACKSON, Mich. (AP) – A preliminary examination has been scheduled for a Jackson man accused in the beheading of his neighbor.

Defense attorney Jerry Engle says Jackson District Judge R. Darryl Mazur agreed Friday with a state psychiatric report that Leo Kwaske is competent to face court proceedings in the death of 59-year-old Shirley Meeks.

The preliminary examination will be held March 2.

Kwaske was charged last year with felony murder, mutilation of a dead body and first-degree home invasion. Meeks’ body was found Oct. 15 in her Jackson apartment, about 70 miles west of Detroit. Her head also was found.

Kwaske was ordered to undergo a mental health examination. Records show he has a history of mental illness.

Engle says the Center for Forensic Psychiatry has “done a nice job” in treating Kwaske.

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 RALEIGH, N.C. February 4, 2012 (AP)

Nevine Aly Elshiekh is a dog lover who teaches children with developmental disabilities. She is college-educated, well-respected by her neighbors and has no criminal record, not even a speeding ticket.

Family members and friends find it impossible to reconcile that woman with the zealot federal prosecutors say paid a hit man to behead three government informants from a recent terrorism trial.

Elshiekh, 46, was arrested two weeks ago when FBI agents raided the tidy West Raleigh ranch house she shares with her elderly parents. Her father, an Egyptian who moved his family to the U.S. more than 40 years ago, told The Associated Press the charges don’t add up.

“We don’t believe it,” said Aly Elshiekh, 80, a retired professor at North Carolina State University. “She loves special-ed kids and has dedicated her life to helping kids with disabilities.”

Also arrested was Shkumbin Sherifi, 21. Prosecutors said they paid $5,000 for the first hit to an FBI informant posing as a fictional hit man’s assistant, who later showed the pair a faked photo showing the intended victim’s severed head.

Sherifi is the younger brother of Hysen Sherifi, 27, who was sentenced last month to 45 years in prison for conspiring to attack the U.S. Marine base at Quantico and targets overseas.

Elshiekh, a family friend of one of the defendants, frequently made the two-hour trip to New Bern to attend the monthlong trial, which began shortly after the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. She scribbled careful notes during the testimony that led to Hysen Sherifi and two others being convicted of terrorism-related offenses. Three others pleaded guilty.

 The case hinged largely on surveillance tapes made by confidential informants paid by the FBI.

Elshiekh was born in the United States, while Shkumbin Sherifi is a naturalized citizen. Like many from Raleigh’s growing Muslim community, they insisted during trial that the defendants were innocent. There was no evidence presented that any of the accused men had agreed to participate in a specific plot.

Prosecutors say Hysen Sherifi exchanged letters with Elshiekh during trial and called her from jail. He also mailed her bracelets he made behind bars, according to the FBI.

Court records show Elshiekh divorced in 2010. Hysen Sherifi is married to a woman who lives in his native Kosovo.

The Sherifi family fled their homeland in 1999 during a brutal war between Serbs and ethnic Albanians. Shkumbin Sherifi lives at home with his parents and has taken classes at a nearby community college, though records show he was not enrolled at the time of his arrest.

State court records show his only prior brush with the law was in 2006, when he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge for resisting a public officer.

He has said his brother was framed by federal agents.

“Muslims after the Sept. 11 attacks were targeted,” Shkumbin Sherifi said in a video uploaded to YouTube the day of his arrest. “For Muslims, it’s guilty until proven innocent.”

Relatives have declined repeated interview requests. However, an older sister, Hylja Sherifi, testified at a Jan. 27 court hearing that Shkumbin is a primary caregiver to their father, who has end-stage lung cancer.

He also records rap songs in English and Albanian under the stage name Beme. His lyrics recount the sectarian violence in his homeland, which was eventually halted by an American-led bombing campaign against the Serbian military. Tens of thousands of Albanian Kosovars, including the Sherifis, ended up as refugees in the United States, Germany and other western nations.

“Bombs dropping 4 in the morning, tanks blowing, windows shaking, my momma’s fainting,” Shkumbin Sherifi raps to a heavy beat. “I was a kid. Hey, what could I do? … Guerrilla warfare, yeah, we fight back. But NATO don’t like that. We fight for each other. Y’all tried to murder my sisters and brothers. … We’re gonna to get revenge, before Judgment Day.”

Prosecutors said Hysen Sherifi masterminded the plot to kill the witnesses from his jail cell. Authorities said that within days of his October conviction, he had asked another inmate if he knew anyone willing to kill people for money.

According to the FBI, Sherifi said he wanted three confidential informants from his trial beheaded. He also wanted a fourth man killed who he said had defrauded his family out of more than $30,000.

That inmate, cooperating with the FBI, gave Sherifi the phone number of an informant who would pretend to represent an assassin for hire, said to known by the street name Treetop.


After a Dec. 21 jailhouse visit with Hysen Sherifi, prosecutors said Elshiekh set up a meeting with the fictional hit man’s assistant, an informant known as Miss D. 

Prosecutors said Elshiekh met Miss D shortly after the jailhouse visit, providing names, addresses and other information about the targets.

On Jan. 2, Elshiekh again met with Miss D, according to the FBI. This time, the informant provided a photo of the first intended victim said to have been secretly taken by Treetop to ensure “the right man is killed.” Elshiekh replied that she would find out, according to the FBI, which recorded the conversation.

Elshiekh took the photo to a jailhouse meeting with Hysen Sherifi before meeting Miss D a third time. According to the FBI, Elshiekh then gave the informant a tin box containing a set of dominoes and an envelope containing $750 cash.

According to the FBI, she also gave Miss D a note reading: “Pic confirmed. His brother is coming Sunday with the rest.”

On Jan. 8, FBI agents tracked Shkumbin Sherifi to a meeting with the informant in a grocery store parking lot. He is accused of paying the remaining $4,250 toward the first killing while his mother waited nearby in a Honda minivan.

The cash came from the sale of gold jewelry and other items Elshiekh gave to Shkumbin Sherifi to pawn, according to the FBI.

On Jan. 22, prosecutors said Sherifi met with Miss D again, this time receiving fake photos that showed the blood-covered witness in a shallow grave and what appeared to be the man’s severed head. An FBI agent testified Shkumbin Sherifi then met with his brother and was arrested as he left the jail, with the photos in his possession.

Sherifi’s lawyer, James Payne, declined comment. At a court hearing last week, he suggested his client believed he was hiring a lawyer when he paid the FBI informant. Prosecutors countered that after Sherifi received the photos showing a mutilated corpse, he went to see his jailed brother instead of contacting police.

An FBI agent testified that after Elshiekh was arrested later that day, she waived her right to a lawyer and confessed she knew Hysen Sherifi was trying to have the witnesses killed.

Elshiekh’s family has hired Charles Swift, a Seattle lawyer best known for defending Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a Guantanamo Bay detainee who once served as Osama bin Laden’s driver.

He said the government’s evidence, if true, shows Elshiekh was nothing more than a courier for Hysen Sherifi.

“She was the victim of an evil, manipulative man,” Swift said.

For the past nine years, Elshiekh has worked at Sterling Montessori Academy, a state-supported charter school in Morrisville. School officials declined repeated requests for comment and said only that Elshiekh has been placed on leave.

The organization’s tax returns, which are public records, list Elshiekh’s title as director of exceptional children and indicate she is among the school’s highest-paid employees.


She has also served as a teacher at a religious school that is part of the Islamic Association of Raleigh, the city’s largest mosque. 

Imran Aukhil, a spokesman for the mosque, did not respond to requests for comment. Members of the congregation were among about 30 people who attended court hearings in Wilmington to show support.

Farris Barakat, a 21-year-old college student, said Elshiekh was his second-grade teacher at the mosque’s school.

“Sister Nevine is an amazing person,” Barakat said. “Nothing bad has ever come out of her.”

On the quiet Raleigh street where Elshiekh lives with her parents, neighbors expressed disbelief she could be involved in anything nefarious.

Alan Harris, who lives across the road from the Elshiekhs, said he frequently saw Nevine walking her chocolate lab. Also a dog owner, Harris said they often spoke.

He said she wore western clothes and never discussed religion.

“She’s a kind, caring person, always polite,” Harris said. “From what I know of her, she is of good character. I hope she turns out to be an innocent party in all this.”

In court Friday, Elshiekh wore a traditional scarf for Muslim women that covered her hair and neck. The shackles on her ankles clanked under a long, black dress.

Her father, a U.S. citizen since 1974, said he trusts the U.S. justice system.

“She will be treated fairly,” Aly Elshiekh said. “If she did wrong, she will be judged.”


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February 13, 2012

Analysts warn that the recent increase in violence in Egypt is putting the country’s minority Christian population in great danger and could force many to leave their millenia-old homeland, World Net Daily reports. “Tolerance is not a characteristic Islamists embrace,” said Michael Rubin, Middle East analyst for the American Enterprise Institute. “Just as Arab nationalists drove Jews out of Arab countries in the 20th century, Islamists will drive Christians out in the 21st.” Aidan Clay of International Christian Concern, who recently returned from a trip to Egypt, said virtually anything can ignite a spark for violence. He added that some Christians and moderates, believing the recent elections were not fair, are protesting against the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood, which holds a plurality in Egypt’s new parliament. “It does not appear that there are enough secular Egyptians to manage an anti-Brotherhood campaign,” Clay said, but the protesters understand “their rights will further be taken from them if the Brotherhood gains more control.”

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A man from Uzbekistan who pleaded guilty Friday to plotting to kill President Barack Obama with an automatic rifle claimed he was acting at the direction of an Islamic terror group in his home country.

Authorities said Ulugbek Kodirov had discussed trying to kill the president as he campaigned for re-election because he would be out in public more often. Kodirov entered the plea during a hearing in Birmingham before U.S. District Judge Abdul K. Kallon, an Obama appointee.

Defense attorney Lance Bell said the 22-year-old Kodirov avoided a potential life sentence by pleading guilty. He faces up to 30 years in prison, though Bell expected Kodirov to receive about half that. The judge also told Kodirov that he will face deportation once he’s released from prison.

Kodirov pleaded guilty to three counts: Threatening to kill the president, possessing an automatic weapon, and providing material support to terrorists. Four other charges were dropped as part of the deal.

Area Muslims who knew Kodirov were stunned to learn of his plans.

“I really didn’t want to believe it,” said Ashfaq Taufique, president of the Birmingham Islamic Society. “I knew him. He attended mosque. He never demonstrated any radicalization in his behavior, his words.”

U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance said members of the Islamic community assisted in the case against Kodirov.

The plea agreement said that in July 2011, Kodirov claimed he had been communicating with a person known as “the Emir.” Kodirov said the person was a member of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, which has been designated a terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department. Authorities did not reveal the identity of the Emir.

The Emir “asked Kodirov if there was anything Kodirov could do about President Obama since Kodirov was closer geographically to the president than the Emir,” according to his plea agreement.

Kodirov and a person who helped authorities discussed possible ways to kill Obama, including from long distance using a sniper rifle.

The agreement said Kodirov became disheartened when he realized how expensive sniper rifles are and realized he lacked the skill to pull off the shot. Kodirov then decided he could shoot the president from a closer distance in public.

“Kodirov said that he did not care if he got shot and killed, as long as he killed President Obama,” according to the plea deal.

Kodirov then struck up a friendship with another person in Birmingham who spoke Uzbek, and the two often attended mosque together. The two often looked at jihadist websites and videos on Kodirov’s laptop, the agreement said.

On July 11, after the two went to a mosque in Birmingham to pray, Kodirov asked his friend to buy a gun for him so he could kill Obama.

Kodirov told the person he “knew this was what he was supposed to do for Islam,” the plea agreement says.

Kodirov was arrested in July.

Bell, the defense attorney, said Kodirov regrets what happened and “accepted responsibility for the charges he pled guilty to.”

He was accused of making four separate threats against Obama within a five-day period when he was meeting either with a witness who went to police or an undercover officer.

Vance, the prosecutor, said Kodirov’s threats were serious enough that law enforcement officers felt they had to intervene.

“He had developed a plan, he was reaching out to other individuals for aid and acquiring firepower necessary to kill the president,” Vance said.

A complaint said Kodirov contacted an unidentified person trying to buy weapons in early July, and that person became a confidential source for the government. Accompanied by the witness, Kodirov purchased a Sendra M115A1 automatic rifle from an undercover agent at a Birmingham-area motel on July 13, when authorities said the final threat was made against the president. The agent also gave Kodirov four hand grenades with the powder removed.

Authorities say Kodirov was in the country illegally because he obtained a student visa but never enrolled in school.

Uzbekistan is located in central Asia and was once part of the former Soviet Union. It is slightly larger than California and the vast majority of its population is Muslim. Islamic terrorists have been linked to sporadic violence in the country for more than a decade, according to the State Department.

Here are just a couple of the many jihadist, anti-American Propaganda and recruiting films to be found on Youtube:


Sayed Hassan Nasrallah 2.flv:

New World Order vs Hezbollah(INTRODUCING HEZBOLLAH) :