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Criminal Proceedings: A Timeline of U.S. Terror Cases RULE Criminal Proceedings in 2005

Posted: March 9, 2010


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The following is a list of American Muslim extremists charged, convicted or sentenced in 2005 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 25, 2005 – New York – Uzair Paracha, a U.S. permanent resident from Pakistan, is convicted of attempting to help an Al Qaeda operative enter the U.S. to attack gas stations on behalf of the international terrorist network.

  • November 22, 2005 – Florida – Jose Padilla, an American citizen who allegedly planned to set off a radioactive "dirty bomb" in the U.S., and Kifah Wael Jayyousi, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Jordan, are charged in an unsealed indictment with conspiracy to murder, kidnap, and maim people in a foreign country and providing material support to terrorists.  Padilla was arrested on May 8, 2002, and held in the U.S. as an "enemy combatant" for his alleged links to Al Qaeda. 

  • September 29, 2005 – New York – Mohammed Hossain, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Bangladesh, and an Iraqi national are charged in a superseding indictment with conspiring to launder money to a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist plot to purchase missiles and kill a Pakistani diplomat in New York City. 

  • September 15, 2005 – Illinois – Illinois resident Gale Nettles is convicted of plotting to bomb a federal courthouse in Chicago and of attempting to provide a purported member of Al Qaeda with explosive materials to be used elsewhere in the U.S. 

  • June 27, 2005 – New York – American citizens Rafiq Sabir and Tarik Shah are indicted for providing material support to Al Qaeda.  Sabir, who was arrested on May 28, 2005, allegedly agreed to provide medical care to wounded terrorists overseas, and Shah, who was arrested on May 29, 2005, allegedly conspired to conduct terror training in New York. 

  • June 16, 2005 – California – American citizen Hamid Hayat is indicted for attending an Al Qaeda training camp in Pakistan, and his father, naturalized U.S. citizen Umer Hayat, is indicted for lying to FBI officials about his son's terrorism case. 

  • June 6, 2005 – California – American citizen Hamid Hayat is charged with attending an Al Qaeda training camp in Pakistan, and his father, naturalized U.S. citizen Umer Hayat, is charged with lying to FBI officials about his son's terrorism case. 

  • May 20, 2005 – Mississippi – American citizens Cedric Carpenter and Lamont Ranson are handed down prison sentences of 63 months and 29 months, respectively, for conspiring to sell false documents to purported members of the Philippines-based Abu Sayyaf terrorist organization. 

  • April 28, 2005 – Texas – American citizen Mark Robert Walker is sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to planning to send equipment to the Somali-based terrorist organization Al-Ittihad Al-Islami. 

  • February 28, 2005 – Mississippi – American citizens Cedric Carpenter and Lamont Ranson plead guilty to conspiring to sell false documents to purported members of the Philippines-based Abu Sayyaf terrorist organization.

  • February 21, 2005 – Virginia – An unsealed indictment charges American citizen Ahmed Omar Abu Ali with conspiring to assassinate President George W. Bush and with providing material support to Al Qaeda, among other charges.  Ali was arrested in Saudi Arabia on suspicion of the terror charges on June 9, 2003.

  • February 18, 2005 – Mississippi – American citizens Cedric Carpenter and Lamont Ranson are charged in a criminal information with conspiring to sell false documents to purported members of the Philippines-based Abu Sayyaf terrorist organization. 

  • January 13, 2005 – Virginia – Soliman Biheiri, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Egypt, is sentenced to 13 months in prison for lying to federal agents about business dealings with a leader of the terrorist group Hamas.




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