Jihadists plead guilty to plotting attacks on US synagogues

posted at 7:37 pm on December 15, 2007 by Bryan

More misunderstanders, I’m sure, who didn’t get word that jihad is supposed to be a personal, inner struggle.

Two men accused of plotting behind prison walls to launch Jihad-style attacks on military sites, synagogues and other targets in 2005 pleaded guilty on Friday to conspiring to levy war against the United States.

Kevin James, 31, and Levar Haley Washington, 28, entered their pleas in separate appearances before U.S. District Court Judge Cormac J. Carney.

Washington also pleaded guilty to using a firearm to further the conspiracy. Prosecutors said he used a shotgun to rob a Torrance gas station on July 4, 2005.

The gas station robbery was supposed to finance the jihad.

Prosecutors say the plot was orchestrated by Washington, Patterson and Samana at the behest of James, a California State Prison, Sacramento, inmate who founded the radical group Jamiyyat Ul-Islam Is-Saheeh, or JIS.

Washington converted to Islam while imprisoned with James, then looked to recruit other members of the group, authorities said. Neu said Patterson and Samana were recruited in part because they had no criminal records and could acquire weapons without suspicion.

Prosecutors assert that James also prepared a press release that the men planned to send out after an attack.

“This incident is the first in a series of incidents to come in a plight to defend and propagate traditional Islam in its purity,” James allegedly wrote. “We are not extremists, radicals, or terrorists. We are only servants of Allah.”


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Nothing to see here. Nothng to do with Islam at all. Move along.

Lancer on December 15, 2007 at 7:44 PM

Looking at the bigger picture of being able to recruit in the general prison population yet again? Enemy combatants should be sent to Gitmo or shot, period.

bbz123 on December 15, 2007 at 7:53 PM

In this case internal struggle means inside the US.

Spirit of 1776 on December 15, 2007 at 8:06 PM

Thank heaven these “servants of Allah” are not real members of the Religion of Peace. I’m sure we’ll be hearing strong condemnations from CAIR and other RoP’ers any moment now…

I sometimes wish life had a “mute” button so we had to judge everything by actions, rather than words.

DrMagnolias on December 15, 2007 at 8:09 PM

conspiring to levy war against the United States

exit question : didnt we use to execute people for this ?

Mojack420 on December 15, 2007 at 8:11 PM

There seems to be alot of thought that went into this
Jihadi crime spree,but with so much peace within your
inner struggle,what could possibly go wrong.hehe

canopfor on December 15, 2007 at 8:22 PM

How is bombing a synagogue sedition

tomas on December 15, 2007 at 8:25 PM

Exit question…
Mojack420 on December 15,2007 at 8:11PM.

Mojack420:If I remember right,during WW2,battle of the bulge
didn’t some of the Germans dress and act as
American GI’s,and were shot as spy’s.

canopfor on December 15, 2007 at 8:41 PM

Levar Haley Washington and Kevin James.
Once in jail they become the new Kings of Queens, I mean they will be the queens, if you get my drift.

tomas on December 15, 2007 at 8:25 PM

Read the article:

Two men accused of plotting behind prison walls to launch Jihad-style attacks on military sites, synagogues and other targets in 2005 pleaded guilty on Friday to conspiring to levy war against the United States.

Kini on December 15, 2007 at 8:46 PM

James allegedly wrote. “We are not extremists, radicals, or terrorists. We are only servants of Allah.”

Yep, that says it all right there. They honestly don’t see themselves as extreme or radical at all, just simple slaves of an intangible deity.

4shoes on December 15, 2007 at 8:46 PM

Islam is just so darn appealing to the criminal mind.

Hening on December 15, 2007 at 8:48 PM

Kini I think there should be different charges for the non military plot.

tomas on December 15, 2007 at 8:49 PM

tomas on December 15, 2007 at 8:49 PM

How about a different penalty like the hang mans noose and a all expense paid trip one way to Allah’s whore house and bbq rib shack to meet their 72 year old virgin.

Mojack420 on December 15, 2007 at 8:58 PM

Washington converted to Islam while imprisoned with James, then looked to recruit other members of the group, authorities said. Neu said Patterson and Samana were recruited in part because they had no criminal records and could acquire weapons without suspicion.

We need to do something to stop Islam from spreading in prison. I’m fully aware and even respect the issues that the ACLU would have with doing this, but we have to understand that Islam is not so much a religion as a code for criminals. We should be able to restrict a criminal code.

thuja on December 15, 2007 at 9:09 PM

Kini I think there should be different charges for the non military plot.

tomas on December 15, 2007 at 8:49 PM

They were planning to attack military targets as well as civilian.
What charges do you think they should be brought up on?

They were waging war in the cause of Jihad. Every non-muslim is a victim in the game of Grand Theft Auto to these guys.

Kini on December 15, 2007 at 9:12 PM

But wait? I thought “there was no terrorist threat in the US”?

Radical Islam is doing the same thing the Black Panthers did and the Nation of Islam is doing: brainwash people into thinking they are victims, especially if they were criminals convicted of crimes and serving time.

El Guapo on December 15, 2007 at 10:02 PM

They were planning to attack military targets as well as civilian.
What charges do you think they should be brought up on?

They were waging war in the cause of Jihad. Every non-muslim is a victim in the game of Grand Theft Auto to these guys.

Kini

Hypothetical: Why not charge them with the same crimes left wing loons are accusing Bush of: crimes against humanity? If they were waging a legit war, then regardless that means they were intentionally targetting civilians thus violating Geneva, therefor as POWs or unlawful combatants they are no longer protect by Geneva.

El Guapo on December 15, 2007 at 10:06 PM

An act against the military may be sedition but the others are Terrorism.

tomas on December 15, 2007 at 10:11 PM

An act against the military may be sedition but the others are Terrorism.

tomas on December 15, 2007 at 10:11 PM

Yes, it’s Terrorism at it’s core.

Hypothetical: Why not charge them with the same crimes left wing loons are accusing Bush of: crimes against humanity? If they were waging a legit war, then regardless that means they were intentionally targetting civilians thus violating Geneva, therefor as POWs or unlawful combatants they are no longer protect by Geneva.

El Guapo on December 15, 2007 at 10:06 PM

Club Gitmo to go! Relief from the stress of Jihad.
I like it!

Kini on December 15, 2007 at 11:12 PM

Yet another reason why liberal coddling of terrorists is a massive weakness.

Ryan Gandy on December 16, 2007 at 5:02 AM