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Criminal Proceedings: A Timeline of U.S. Terror Cases RULE Criminal Proceedings in 2007

Posted: March 9, 2010


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The following is a list of American Muslim extremists charged, convicted or sentenced in 2007 on terrorism-related offenses, ranging from providing material support to foreign terrorist organizations to plotting violent attacks in the U.S. The list also includes other Americans involved in terrorist plots and activities with terrorist organizations whose ideologies are rooted in radical interpretations of Islam. Those who were charged and later acquitted of terror-related offenses are not included in the list.   

 

  • November 29, 2007 – Michigan – Fawzi Mustapha Assi, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Lebanon, pleads guilty to providing night vision equipment and GPS technology to Hezbollah.  Assi, who fled to Lebanon after he was released from custody in 1998, returned to the U.S. in 2004 and surrendered to federal authorities.

  • November 27, 2007 – Ohio – Nuradin Abdi, a Somali national who was granted asylum in the U.S., is sentenced to ten years in prison for planning to attack an Ohio shopping mall and for providing material support to terrorists. 

  • November 6, 2007 – Pennsylvania – American citizen Michael Curtis Reynolds is sentenced to 30 years in prison for attempting to aid an Al Qaeda plot to bomb fuel pipelines and refineries in the U.S.

  • September 20, 2007 – Maryland – Saifullah Anjum Ranjha, a U.S. permanent resident from Pakistan, is indicted for proving money to purported members of Al Qaeda and for laundering money through an informal money transfer system that avoids financial institutions. 

  • September 10, 2007 – California – American citizen Hamid Hayat is sentenced to 24 years in prison for attending an Al Qaeda training camp in Pakistan

  • August 29, 2007 – Florida – Ahmed Abdellatif Sherif Mohamed, a U.S. permanent resident from Egypt, is indicted for possession of an explosive device and for providing material support to terrorists.  Mohamed was arrested on August 4, 2007, after he was stopped for speeding and police found bomb-making materials in his car.

  • August 16, 2007 – Florida – Jose Padilla, an American citizen who allegedly planned to set off a radioactive "dirty bomb" in the U.S., is convicted of providing material support to Al Qaeda, attending an Al Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan and plotting attacks overseas.  Hi co-defendant, Kifah Wael Jayyousi, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Jordan, is convicted of conspiring to raise money and recruit terrorists to fight in Bosnia, Kosovo, Chechnya, Somalia and Afghanistan in the 1990s.

  • August 13, 2007 – New York – American citizen Earnest James Ujaama pleads guilty to attempting to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon, raising money for terrorists in Afghanistan and violating the terms of his probation.  Ujaama, who had previously served two years in prison for conspiring to provide goods and services to the Taliban, was rearrested in Belize on December 18, 2006, for violating the terms of his probation. 

  • July 31, 2007 – Ohio – Nuradin Abdi, a Somali national who was granted asylum in the U.S., pleads guilty to planning to attack an Ohio shopping mall and to providing material support to terrorists.

  • July 13, 2007 – Pennsylvania – American citizen Michael Curtis Reynolds is convicted of attempting to aid an Al Qaeda plot to bomb fuel pipelines and refineries in the U.S.

  • July 11, 2007 – Illinois – Muhammad Salah, a naturalized U.S. citizen from the Palestinian Territories, is sentenced to 21 months in prison for lying about his ties to Hamas

  • June 5, 2007 – New Jersey – Ibrahim Shnewer, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Jordan, Serder Tatar, a U.S. permanent resident from Turkey, and three others from southern New Jersey and Philadelphia are indicted for conspiring to attack the Fort Dix army base in New Jersey.  Agron Abdullahu, a U.S. permanent resident from Kosovo, is charged in the same indictment with supplying guns to the men.

  • May 7, 2007 – New Jersey – Ibrahim Shnewer, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Jordan, Serder Tatar, a U.S. permanent resident from Turkey, and three others from southern New Jersey and Philadelphia are charged and arrested for conspiring to attack the Fort Dix army base in New Jersey.  Agron Abdullahu, a U.S. permanent resident from Kosovo, is charged and arrested for supplying guns to the men.

  • March 8, 2007 – New York – Mohammed Hossain, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Bangladesh, and an Iraqi national are each sentenced to 15 years in prison for conspiring to launder money to a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist plot to purchase missiles and kill a Pakistani diplomat in New York City.

  • March 2, 2007 – New York – American citizen James Elshafay is sentenced to five years in prison for plotting to blow up New York's Herald Square subway station.  Elshafay pleaded guilty in October 2004. 

  • February 27, 2007 – Georgia – Mohamed Shorbagi, a U.S. permanent resident of Palestinian descent, is sentenced to more than seven and a half years in prison for providing material support to Hamas through donations he made to the Holy Land Foundation, once considered the largest Muslim charity in the U.S.

  • February 21, 2007 – Ohio – Two naturalized U.S. citizens from Jordan, Mohammad Zaki Amawi, Marwan Othman El-Hindi, and Wassim I. Mazloum, a U.S. permanent resident from Lebanon, are charged in a superseding indictment with conspiring to recruit and train terrorists to attack American troops overseas.  Two additional defendants, American citizens Zubair Ahmed and Khaleel Ahmed, are also arrested and charged in the indictment. 

  • February 1, 2007 – Illinois – Muhammad Salah and Abdelhaleem Ashqar, a naturalized U.S. citizen and U.S. permanent resident from the Palestinian Territories, are convicted of obstruction of justice for lying about their ties to Hamas.





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