Jul 30, 2012 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard
ATLAS SHRUGS: Note the media’s headine: “Alleged would-be suicide bomber.” The jihadist pleaded guilty. What is alleged about that?
“Alleged would-be suicide bomber pleads guilty” AP via Sacramento Bee, July 30, 2012 (thanks to David)
CHICAGO — A Chicago man accused plotting a suicide bombing overseas and claiming he was inspired by a radical Muslim cleric has pleaded guilty.
The plea Monday from 28-year-old Shaker Masri ends one of the last terrorism trials pending in the Chicago federal court. A plea deal was announced July 12, when Masri’s attorney said the agreement was favorable to his client, though he declined to elaborate. Masri’s sentencing is Oct. 16.
Masri was arrested in 2010 after the FBI exposed his alleged plot to attend a Somalia training camp to become a suicide bomber for terrorist groups al-Qaida and al-Shabab.
Masri was charged with attempting to provide material support to a violent extremist group and trying to offer material support by use of a weapon of mass destruction outside the U.S.