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Criminal Proceedings: A Timeline of U.S. Terror Cases RULE Criminal Proceedings in 2006

Posted: March 9, 2010


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The following is a list of American Muslim extremists charged, convicted or sentenced in 2006 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 28, 2006 – Texas – American citizen Kobie Diallo Williams pleads guilty after he is arrested for conspiring to join the Taliban and for conspiring to fight against U.S. forces.  

  • November 22, 2006 – Texas – American citizen Kobie Diallo Williams is indicted for conspiring to join the Taliban and for conspiring to fight against U.S. forces.    

  • November 20, 2006 – New York – American citizen Saleh Elahwal is arrested and charged in an unsealed indictment with distributing broadcasts of Al Manar, Hezbollah's TV station, and with providing material support to Hezbollah.  Javed Iqbal, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Pakistan who is also charged in the indictment, was arrested on August 23, 2006, on related charges.

  • October 10, 2006 – New York – Mohammed Hossain, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Bangladesh, and an Iraqi national are convicted of federal money laundering charges for providing money to a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist plot to purchase missiles and kill a Pakistani diplomat in New York City.

  • October 3, 2006 – Pennsylvania – American citizen Michael Curtis Reynolds is charged in a superseding indictment with attempting to aid an Al Qaeda plot to bomb fuel pipelines and refineries in the U.S.  Reynolds was arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm on December 5, 2005. 

  • September 29, 2006 – New York – Zeinab Taleb-Jedi, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Iran, is indicted for providing material support to terrorists for attending a People's Mujahedeen Organization of Iran training camp.

  • September 20, 2006 – Michigan – Karim Hassan Nasser, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Lebanon, pleads guilty to running an international racketeering conspiracy that diverted some of its funds to Hezbollah.

  • August 28, 2006 – Georgia – Mohamed Shorbagi, a U.S. permanent resident of Palestinian descent, pleads guilty to providing material support to Hamas through donations he made to the Holy Land Foundation, once considered the largest Muslim charity in the U.S.  The charges were filed against Shorbagi the same day.  

  • August 25, 2006 – Virginia – Ali Asad Chandia, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Pakistan and member of the "Virginia Jihad Network," is sentenced to 15 years in prison for providing material support to the Pakistani-based terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba. 

  • August 24, 2006 – New York – Javed Iqbal, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Pakistan, is charged with distributing broadcasts of Al Manar, Hezbollah's TV station, and with providing material support to Hezbollah. Iqbal was arrested on August 23, 2006, on related charges.

  • July 20, 2006 – New York – Uzair Paracha, a U.S. permanent resident from Pakistan, is sentenced to 30 years in prison for attempting to help an Al Qaeda operative enter the U.S. to attack gas stations on behalf of the international terrorist network.

  • June 22, 2006 – Florida – Lyglenson Lermorin, a U.S. permanent resident from Haiti, and American citizens Burson Augustin, Rotschild Augustin, Stanley Phanor, Narseal Batiste and Naudimar Herrera are indicted for plotting to attack the Sears Tower in Chicago, the FBI headquarters in Miami and other U.S. buildings. 

  • June 6, 2006 – Virginia – Ali Asad Chandia, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Pakistan and member of the "Virginia Jihad Network," is found guilty of providing material support to the Pakistani-based terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba. 
  • May 1, 2006 – North Carolina – Mohammed Reza Taheri-Azar, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Iran, is indicted for driving an SUV into a crowd of students at the University of North Carolina. In a letter written to the police, Taheri-Azar admitted that he wanted to "punish" the U.S. for its "immoral actions around the world" and for killing Muslims overseas.

  • April 25, 2006 – California – American citizen Hamid Hayat is convicted of attending an Al Qaeda training camp in Pakistan.  On May 31, 2006, his father, Umer Hayat, pleaded guilty to custom violations after charges of him lying to FBI officials about his son's terrorism case were dropped.

  • April 10, 2006 – California – Ilyas Ali, a naturalized U.S. citizen from India, is sentenced to nearly five years in prison for attempting to exchange heroin and hashish for weapons he intended to provide to the Taliban and Al Qaeda.

  • March 29, 2006 – Michigan – Karim Hassan Nasser, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Lebanon, is among 18 people charged in an unsealed indictment with running an international racketeering conspiracy that diverted some of its funds to Hezbollah.

  • May 24, 2006 – New York – Syed Hashmi, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Pakistan, is indicted for providing Al Qaeda with military gear to use against American forces in Afghanistan.  Hashmi was arrested at London's Heathrow Airport June 6, 2006, while trying to board a plane for Pakistan.

  • March 6, 2006 – North Carolina – Mohammed Reza Taheri-Azar, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Iran, is charged for driving an SUV into a crowd of students at the University of North Carolina. In a letter written to the police, Taheri-Azar admitted that he wanted to "punish" the U.S. for its "immoral actions around the world" and for killing Muslims overseas.  He was arrested immediately after the attack three days earlier.

  • January 12, 2006 – IllinoisIllinois resident Gale Nettles is sentenced to 160 years in prison for plotting to bomb a federal courthouse in Chicago and for attempting to provide a purported member of Al Qaeda with explosive materials to be used elsewhere in the U.S. 




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