Front Page
NMJ Search
NMJ Radio
Constitutional Literacy
NMJ Shop
Links, Etc...
Site Information
About Us
Contact Us
  US Senate
  US House

Wilson later allegedly told the undercover source: "One way or the other, everyone's gonna have to fight. This is just, this is the way of the world, man...Jihad is the pinnacle of Islam. There's no deed better than jihad."
Social Bookmarking
Print this page.
FBI Arrests Alabama Pair
Over Bid to Prepare for Jihad

Sydney Morning Herald
FBI agents arrested two US citizens -- one at the airport in Atlanta, the other at a bus terminal in Augusta, Georgia -- who they said were about to leave for North Africa "to prepare to wage violent jihad."

Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair and Randy Wilson, also known as Rasheed Wilson, both 25 and residents of Mobile, Alabama, were charged with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists in order "to kill persons or damage property outside the United States."

A criminal complaint filed in the US District Court in Mobile alleges the men met online two years ago, and later confided to an undercover FBI source their alleged plans to travel overseas with fake passports and join a terror network in Morocco or Mauritania. "Jihad means people are going to die," Abukhdair allegedly told Wilson and the undercover source. "It's a war...This is what jihad is. This is what war is."

Wilson later allegedly told the undercover source: "One way or the other, everyone's gonna have to fight. This is just, this is the way of the world, man...Jihad is the pinnacle of Islam. There's no deed better than jihad."

Abukhdair and Wilson have not yet entered pleas.

The arrests come as a Chicago man was sentenced on Tuesday to nearly 10 years in prison for planning to travel to Somalia in 2010 to wage jihad for a terrorist group connected to al-Qaeda. Shaker Masri, 29, a native US citizen of Syrian descent, pleaded guilty in July to attempting to provide material support to the Somali group al-Shabab, which is designated by the US government as a terrorist organisation.

US District judge Sharon Johnson Coleman considered Masri's younger age, mental health and stress from his mother's sudden death in accepting the sentence worked out between prosecutors and his lawyers -- nine years and 10 months in prison. But she also ordered that he be under supervised release for 20 years after his release from prison.

Masri's lead attorney, Thomas Anthony Durkin, had opposed the unusually lengthy supervised release, noting his client would be an old man by the time he was no longer under court supervision...

Even with 20 years of supervised release, Mr Dirken said the sentence was "a reasonable resolution under difficult circumstances."


The informational and educational pamphlet series is now available for Kindle and iPad. Click here to find out more...

The New Media Journal and are not funded by outside sources. We exist exclusively on donations from our readers and contributors.
Please make a sustaining donation today.

Opinions expressed by contributing writers are expressly their own and may or may not represent the opinions of, its editorial staff, board or organization.  Reprint inquiries should be directed to the author of the article. Contact the editor for a link request to is not affiliated with any mainstream media organizations. is not supported by any political organization.  Responsibility for the accuracy of cited content is expressly that of the contributing author. All original content offered by is copyrighted. supports and its goal: the liberation of the American voter from partisan politics and special interests in government through the primary-source, fact-based education of the American people.

FAIR USE NOTICE: This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance a more in-depth understanding of critical issues facing the world. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 USC Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

The Media © 1998-2014    Content Copyright © Individual authors
Powered by ExpressionEngine 1.70 and M3Server