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Criminal Proceedings: A Timeline of U.S. Terror Cases RULE Criminal Proceedings in 2004 and 2002

Posted: March 9, 2010


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Criminal Proceedings in 2004 and 2002

The following is a list of American Muslim extremists charged, convicted or sentenced in 2004 and 2002 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.

 

  • December 8, 2004 – Texas – American citizen Mark Robert Walker is charged with planning to send equipment to the Somali-based terrorist organization Al-Ittihad Al-Islami.  Walker was arrested a month earlier while crossing into Texas from Mexico.

  • October 25, 2004 – Florida – Imran Mandhai, a U.S. permanent resident from Pakistan, is resentenced to 14 years in prison for plotting to bomb Mount Rushmore and several targets in southern Florida, including Jewish-owned businesses and community centers, the Israeli Consulate, electrical power stations and the National Guard Armory. 

  • October 15, 2004 – Virginia – Abdurahman Alamoudi, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Eretria, is sentenced to 23 years in prison for plotting to assassinate Saudi Arabia's Prince Abdullah and for transferring money he unlawfully received from Libya and other overseas sources to the U.S. 

  • October 12, 2004 – Virginia – Soliman Biheiri, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Egypt, is convicted of lying to federal agents about business dealings with a leader of the Hamas terrorist group. 

  • September 21, 2004 – Mississippi – American citizens Cedric Carpenter and Lamont Ranson are indicted for conspiring to sell false documents to purported members of the Philippines-based Abu Sayyaf terrorist organization.  The men were arrested on August 31, 2004.

  • September 3, 2004 – Washington – Ryan Gibson Anderson, an American citizen and member of the Washington National Guard, is sentenced to life in prison for attempting to share information about the U.S. military and its weapons capabilities with purported Al Qaeda associates. 

  • September 2, 2004 – Washington – Ryan Gibson Anderson, an American citizen and member of the Washington National Guard, is convicted of attempting to share information about the U.S. military and its weapons capabilities with purported Al Qaeda associates. 

  • September 1, 2004 – IllinoisIllinois resident Gale Nettles is indicted 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. 

  • August 27, 2004 – New York – American citizen James Elshafay and a Pakistani national are arrested and charged for plotting to blow up New York's Herald Square subway station. 

  • August 20, 2004 – Illinois – Muhammad Salah, a naturalized U.S. citizen from the Palestinian Territories, and Abdelhaleem Ashqar and Abu Mousa Marzook, U.S. permanent residents from the Palestinian Territories, are charged in an unsealed indictment with racketeering conspiracy and lying about their ties to Hamas.  Salah and Ashqar were arrested the previous day; Marzook remains at large.

  • August 6, 2004 – New York – Mohammed Hossain, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Bangladesh, and an Iraqi national are indicted for conspiring to launder money to a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist plot to purchase missiles to kill a Pakistani diplomat in New York City. 

  • August 5, 2004 – New York – Mohammed Hossain, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Bangladesh, and an Iraqi national are arrested and charged in a criminal complaint with conspiring to launder money to a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist plot to purchase missiles to kill a Pakistani diplomat in New York City. 

  • August 5, 2004 – IllinoisIllinois resident Gale Nettles is charged with plotting to bomb a federal courthouse in Chicago and with attempting to provide a purported member of Al Qaeda with explosive materials to be used elsewhere in the U.S.  He is arrested the following day.

  • July 30, 2004 – Virginia – Abdurahman Alamoudi, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Eretria, pleads guilty to plotting to assassinate Saudi Arabia's Prince Abdullah and transferring money he unlawfully received from Libya and other overseas sources to the U.S.

  • July 26, 2004 – Texas – Shukri Abu Baker, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Brazil and raised in the Palestinian Territories, three other naturalized U.S. citizens of Palestinian origin – Ghassan Elashi, Mufid Abdulqader and Abdulraham Odeh – Mohammed El-Mezain, U.S. permanent resident of Palestinian origin, and Haitham Maghawri, also a U.S. permanent resident, are among the leaders and former fundraisers of the Holy Land Foundation, once considered the largest Muslim charity in the U.S., charged with funneling money to the Hamas terrorist organization.      

  • June 15, 2004 – Virginia – Three members of the "Virginia Jihad Network" – American citizens Seifullah Chapman and Hammad Abdur-Raheem, and Masoud Khan, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Pakistan – are handed down sentences ranging from eight years to life in prison for conspiring to join the Pakistani-based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba and for conspiring to attack India.

  • June 14, 2004 – Ohio – Nuradin Abdi, a Somali national who was granted asylum in the U.S., is charged in an unsealed indictment with planning to attack an Ohio shopping mall and with providing material support to terrorists.  Abdi was arrested on immigration charges on November 28, 2003.

  • June 2, 2004 – New York – Mohammed Junaid Babar, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Pakistan, pleads guilty to supplying money and materials to Al Qaeda, setting up a terrorist training camp in Pakistan and attempting to aid plots to blow up pubs, train stations and restaurants in Britain.  Babar was arrested in April 2004 after returning to New York from Pakistan.

  • May 6, 2004 – Virginia – Soliman Biheiri, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Egypt, is indicted for lying to federal agents about business dealings with a leader of the Hamas terrorist group.  Biheiri was arrested in June 2003, as a material witness in a federal case against the Hamas leader.

  • April 9, 2004 – Virginia – American citizen Randall Todd Royer is sentenced to 20 years in prison for helping other members of the "Virginia Jihad Network" gain entry into training camps operated by the Pakistani-based terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba. 

  • March 3, 2004 – California – Ilyas Ali, a naturalized U.S. citizen from India, pleads guilty to attempting to exchange heroin and hashish for weapons he intended to provide to the Taliban and Al Qaeda.

  • February 12, 2004 – Washington – Ryan Gibson Anderson, an American citizen and member of the Washington National Guard, is arrested and charged with attempting to share information about the U.S. military and its weapons capabilities with purported Al Qaeda associates. 

  • January 20, 2004 – Minnesota – Mohammed Abdullah Warsame, a U.S. permanent resident from Somalia, is charged with conspiring to provide support to Al Qaeda.  Warsame was arrested on December 9, 2003, under a material witness warrant on suspicion of the terror charges.

  • January 16, 2004 – Virginia – American citizen Randall Todd Royer pleads guilty to helping other members of the "Virginia Jihad Network" gain entry into training camps operated by the Pakistani-based terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba.

  • January 8, 2004 – Michigan – Elias Mohamad Akhdar, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Lebanon, is sentenced to nearly six years in prison for his role in a cigarette-smuggling ring that diverted its proceeds to Hezbollah.

  • December 16, 2003 – Michigan – Hassan Moussa Makki, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Lebanon, is sentenced to nearly five years in prison for his role in a cigarette-smuggling ring that diverted its proceeds to Hezbollah. 

  • December 2, 2003 – Oregon – October Martinique Lewis, an American citizen and member of the "Portland Seven," is sentenced to three years in prison for providing financial support to six men who conspired to fight with the Taliban against U.S. forces in Afghanistan

  • November 7, 2003 – Virginia – Three members of the "Virginia Jihad Network" – Yong Ki Kwon, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Korea, Khwaja Mahmood Hasan, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Pakistan, and American citizen Donald Thomas Surratt – are handed down prison sentences ranging from nearly four years to more than 11 years in prison for conspiring to join the Pakistani-based terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba.

  • October 28, 2003 – California – Iyman Faris, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Kashmir, is sentenced to 20 years in prison for providing Al Qaeda with information about targets for potential terrorist attacks in the U.S. 

  • October 23, 2003 – Virginia – Abdurahman Alamoudi, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Eretria, is indicted for plotting to assassinate Saudi Arabia's Prince Abdullah and for transferring money he unlawfully received from Libya and other overseas sources to the U.S.  He was arrested on September 28, 2003.

  • September 26, 2003 – Oregon – October Martinique Lewis, an American citizen and member of the "Portland Seven," pleads guilty to providing financial support to six men who conspired to fight with the Taliban against U.S. forces in Afghanistan

  • September 25, 2003 – Virginia – Additional charges are filed in a superseding indictment against four members of the "Virginia Jihad Network" – American citizens Seifullah Chapman, Hammad Abdur-Raheem and Randall Todd Royer and Masoud Khan, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Pakistan

  • September 18, 2003 – Michigan – Hassan Moussa Makki, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Lebanon, pleads guilty to racketeering charges and providing material support to Hezbollah for his role in a cigarette-smuggling ring that diverted its proceeds to Hezbollah.

  • August 8, 2003 – New York – Uzair Paracha, a U.S. permanent resident from Pakistan, is indicted on terror charges for attempting to help an Al Qaeda operative enter the U.S. to attack gas stations on behalf of the international terrorist network.

  • August 18, 2003 – Illinois – Enaam Arnaout, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Syria, is sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for using donations made to his charity, the Benevolence International Foundation, to support Muslim fighters in Bosnia and Chechnya

  • July 29, 2003 – Michigan – Elias Mohamad Akhdar, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Lebanon, pleads guilty to racketeering charges for his role in a cigarette-smuggling ring that diverted its proceeds to Hezbollah. 

  • June 27, 2003 – Virginia – Members of the "Virginia Jihad Network" – including American citizens Seifullah Chapman, Hammad Abdur-Raheem, Randall Todd Royer and Donald Thomas Surratt, Masoud Khan, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Pakistan, Yong Ki Kwon, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Korea, Khwaja Mahmood Hasan, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Pakistan, and Muhammed Aatique, a permanent U.S. resident from Pakistan – are charged with conspiring to join the Pakistani-based terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba.

  • May 1, 2003 – California – Iyman Faris, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Kashmir, pleads guilty to providing material support to terrorists for providing Al Qaeda with information about targets for potential terrorist attacks in the U.S.  Faris was arrested two months earlier.

  • February 10, 2003 – Illinois – Enaam Arnaout, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Syria, pleads guilty to using donations made to his charity, the Benevolence International Foundation, to support Muslim fighters in Bosnia and Chechnya

  • January 23, 2003 – Michigan – Elias Mohamad Akhdar and Hassan Moussa Makki, naturalized U.S. citizens from Lebanon, are among 11 people indicted on racketeering charges in connection with a cigarette-smuggling ring that diverted its proceeds to Hezbollah. 

  • January 22, 2003 – Illinois – Additional charges are filed in a second superseding indictment against Enaam Arnaout, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Syria, who allegedly used donations made to his charity, the Benevolence International Foundation, to support Al Qaeda and other Muslim fighters in Bosnia and Chechnya

  • December 18, 2002 – Illinois – Additional charges are filed in a superseding indictment against Enaam Arnaout, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Syria, who allegedly used donations made to his charity, the Benevolence International Foundation, to support Al Qaeda and other Muslim fighters in Bosnia and Chechnya

  • October 30, 2002 – California – Ilyas Ali, a naturalized U.S. citizen from India, is indicted for attempting to exchange heroin and hashish for weapons he intended to provide to the Taliban and Al Qaeda.  Ali was arrested in Hong Kong on September 20, 2002.

  • October 18, 2002 – Florida – Imran Mandhai, a U.S. permanent resident from Pakistan, is sentenced to 11 and a half years in prison for plotting to bomb Mount Rushmore and several targets in southern Florida, including Jewish-owned businesses and community centers, the Israeli Consulate, electrical power stations and the National Guard Armory. 

  • October 9, 2002 – Illinois – Enaam Arnaout, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Syria, is indicted for using donations made to his charity, the Benevolence International Foundation, to support Al Qaeda and other Muslim fighters in Bosnia and Chechnya

  • October 4, 2002 – Florida – Shueyb Mossa Jokhan, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Trinidad, is sentenced to nearly five years in prison for plotting to bomb Mount Rushmore and several targets in southern Florida, including Jewish-owned businesses and community centers, the Israeli Consulate, electrical power stations and the National Guard Armory. 

  • October 4, 2002 – Virginia – American citizen John Walker Lindh is sentenced to 20 years in prison for fighting with the Taliban in Afghanistan

  • October 3, 2002 – Oregon – Members of the "Portland Seven" – Habis Abdulla al Saoub, a U.S. permanent resident from Jordan, and American citizens Ahmed Ibrahim Bilal, Muhammad Ibrahim Bilal, Jeffrey Leon Battle and Patrice Lumumba Ford – are indicted for attempting to join the Taliban and fight against U.S. troops in Afghanistan.  American citizen October Martinique Lewis is charged in the same indictment with laundering money to the men.  Battle, Ford, Lewis and Muhammad Ibrahim Bilal are arrested the next day, and Ahmed Ibrahim Bilal is arrested in Malaysia the following week.  Al Saoub is killed in Pakistan the following year.

  • September 13, 2002 – Illinois – Enaam Arnaout, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Syria, is charged in a criminal complaint for using donations made to his charity, the Benevolence International Foundation, to support Al Qaeda and other Muslim fighters in Bosnia and Chechnya

  • August 8, 2002 – Florida – Imran Mandhai, a U.S. permanent resident from Pakistan, pleads guilty to plotting to bomb Mount Rushmore and several targets in southern Florida, including Jewish-owned businesses and community centers, the Israeli Consulate, electrical power stations and the National Guard Armory. 

  • July 25, 2002 – Florida – Shueyb Mossa Jokhan, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Trinidad, pleads guilty to plotting to bomb Mount Rushmore and several targets in southern Florida, including Jewish-owned businesses and community centers, the Israeli Consulate, electrical power stations and the National Guard Armory. 

  • July 15, 2002 – Virginia – American citizen John Walker Lindh pleads guilty to fighting with the Taliban in Afghanistan

  • May 29, 2002 – Illinois – Enaam Arnaout, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Syria, is indicted for using donations made to his charity, the Benevolence International Foundation, to support Al Qaeda and other Muslim fighters in Bosnia and Chechnya. 

  • May 16, 2002 – Florida – Shueyb Mossa Jokhan, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Trinidad, and Imran Mandhai, a U.S. permanent resident from Pakistan, are indicted for plotting to bomb Mount Rushmore and several targets in southern Florida, including Jewish-owned businesses and community centers, the Israeli Consulate, electrical power stations and the National Guard Armory.  Mandhai is arrested the following day.

  • April 29, 2002 – Illinois – Enaam Arnaout, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Syria, is charged in a criminal complaint for lying about using donations made to his charity, the Benevolence International Foundation, to support Al Qaeda and other Muslim fighters in Bosnia and Chechnya.  Arnaout was arrested the following day. 

  • February 5, 2002 – Virginia – American citizen John Walker Lindh is indicted for fighting with the Taliban in Afghanistan and for conspiring to kill American soldiers and government employees.  Lindh was arrested in Afghanistan in December 2001.




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