He said: "I swear by Allah, man ... I'm down to live for the cause and die for the cause, man." I wonder if he is down to serve 35 years in the slammer, man. He also said, "I just want to smoke a judge." He'll have to settle for Marlboro Lights.
CHICAGO (AP) — A 24-year-old convert to Islam has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for plotting to blow off hand grenades in a crowded shopping mall during the Christmas season....
He was arrested in 2006 on charges of scheming to use weapons of mass destruction at the Cherryvale Mall in the northern Illinois city of Rockford.
Federal Judge David Coar said Tuesday he didn't believe Shareef was evil.
Of course not, the poor lamb! After all, it isn't as if he were some greasy Islamophobe!
But he said people could have been severely hurt if federal agents hadn't broken up the plot.
No kidding, really?
Shareef described himself as a devout Muslim who once admired Osama bin Laden but has now realized violence is wrong.
Very reassuring, man!