7 charged with terrorism in Raleigh NC

Raleigh News & Observer:

Seven men have been indicted today in the Eastern District of North Carolina's federal court on terrorism charges.

Indicted were: Daniel Patrick Boyd, 39; Hysen Sherifi, 24; Anes Subasic, 33; Zakariya Boyd, 20; Dylan Boyd, 22; Mohammad Omar Aly Hassan, 22; and Ziyad Yaghi, 21.

All are charged with conspiring to provide support to terrorists and conspiring to murder, kidnap, maim and injure persons abroad.

The charges are related to allegations that they helped raise money and provide training for terrorism operations in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Federal officials will not say where the men are being held.

Daniel Boyd is alleged in the indictment to have practiced "military tactics and the use of weapons" on private property in Caswell County, N.C., in over the past two months.

Public records show that the Boyds are residents of Willow Spring in Johnston County.

According to the indictment, Daniel Boyd, Zakariya Boyd, Dylan Boyd, Hassan, and Yaghi are U.S. citizens and residents of North Carolina. Subasic is a naturalized U.S. citizen and North Carolina resident, and Sherifi is a Kosovo native and U.S. legal permanent resident living in North Carolina.

... The indictment alleges that Daniel Boyd "is a veteran of terrorist training camps in Pakistan and Afghanistan who, over the past three years, has conspired with others in this country to recruit and help young men travel overseas in order to kill," said David Kris, an assistant attorney general in the Justice Department's National Security Division.

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Their alleged terrorist objectives appear to be aimed at Israel where some of them traveled in 2007 in a failed terrorist attempt. Daniel Boyd spent a few years in Pakistan and Afghanistan in the early 90s where he went through terrorist training. He apparently also traveled to Kosovo.

Their motivation appears to be their religious bigotry toward Israel.

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