In Federal Court in New Bern, NC today, three would-be Islamist terrorists were found guilty of a slew of terrorism-related charges in a planned attack on unsuspecting wives and children of Marine Corps personnel residing on the sprawling Marine base in Quantico, Virginia.
Ziyad Yaghi, 23; Hysen Sherifi, 27; and Mohammad Omar Aly Hassan, 24 all stood before Her Honor U.S. District Judge Louise Flanagan as they had their convictions and sentences publically read to them.
- Yaghi was convicted of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorism and conspiracy to carry out attacks overseas, and was sentenced to almost 32 years in prison.
- Sherifi was convicted of both crimes, two counts of firearms possession, and conspiracy to kill federal officers or employees for plotting the Quantico attack. He was sentenced to 45 years in prison.
- Hassan was convicted of providing material support to terrorists, and received a 15 year sentence.
Ringleader Daniel Patrick Boyd, who now goes by the name of Safallah, Arabic for "Sword of God," has already plead guilty and is awaiting sentence.
Two of Boyd's sons have already plead guilty to similar charges and were sentenced to eight years and nine years in prison.
Tale Of The Tape...
As previously reported
, Boyd was recorded by an undercover informant bragging about how easy it would be to get on base.
"My father was an officer. What will they say, their hero's son cutting their head off?"
As caught on tape concerning possible targets;
"The generals' wives, they're jogging. Their children are playing."
Boyd was also recorded expressing his admiration for dead al-Qaeda ex-leader Usama bin-Laden, as well as understanding clearly orders via the internet he received from jihadist leaders overseas;
"Hit everything you can that hurt America and the Jew."