Monday, November 11, 2013
Basit Javed Sheikh told an FBI informant he was going to join the group called the Nusrah Front in Syria by using Facebook private messaging, an FBI agent said in a sworn affidavit obtained by The Associated Press. For 5 months this year, Sheikh, also known as Abdul Basit, posted messages and videos on Facebook expressing support for jihadi militants fighting Assad’s forces in the bloody, 3-year-old Syrian civil war that has killed more than 100,000 people, said the affidavit signed by FBI Special Agent Jason Maslow. In August, Sheikh began an online relationship with an FBI informant who used a Facebook page promoting Islamic extremism, the affidavit said.
Basit Javed Sheikh told the informant in early September that he’d bought a one-way ticket to travel to Turkey in hopes of making contact with people who would get him to Syria and join Nusrah Front, see photo above. Sheikh said he backed out because “he could not muster the strength to leave his parents,” the affidavit said. Sheikh said he had traveled to Turkey last year hoping to join the fight in Syria, but became dispirited by his experience with people who claimed to be part of the U.S.-backed Free Syrian Army.
Four years ago, eight Raleigh-area Muslims were arrested on charges they were behind a homegrown terror plot to attack the U.S. Marine Corps base at Quantico, Va., and perceived overseas enemies of Islam. Seven either pleaded guilty to terrorism-related charges or were convicted at trial. The last, Jude Kenan Mohammad, was among four Americans confirmed as being killed by drones in either Pakistan or Yeman since 2009, the Obama administration said in May.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
, 8th Terror Suspect Sought in North Carolina Suicide Bomber Crew is Jude Kenan Mohammad Exposed By Private Investigator Bill Warner. NORTH CAROLINA JIHADI, JUDE KENAN MOHAMMAD, ARRESTED IN PAKI LAND TO JOIN THE TALIBAN, DID SAMIR KAHN’S NORTH CAROLINA TERROR WEBSITE INFLUENCE JUDE ? A U.S. official confirmed to FOX News that the name of the 20-year-old being held in Pakistan is Jude Kenan Mohammad, not Juddi Kenan, as previously reported. Officials told FOX News that Mohammad is part of an ongoing FBI investigation that has resulted in Monday, July 27, 2009. Seven Charged with Terrorism Violations in Raleigh Charlotte North Carolina, Samir Khan’s pro Al-Qaeda website in Charlotte NC was shut down in June 2009.