Two men recently arrested on suspicion of committing armed robberies in Torrance and Fullerton were Muslim converts who are now suspected of planning a variety of jihad-inspired terror attacks around Los Angeles, including one scheduled for September 11, 2005, KFI NEWS has learned.
Gregory Vernon Patterson, 21, and Levar Haney Washington, 25, planned to shoot up a military recruiting station in Santa Monica and at least one other civilian target, a high-ranking federal law enforcement source confirmed recently.
“The intent was to kill everyone at the target, including civilians,” the source said.
Both men have been in jail since July 5 when they were arrested by Torrance police, suspected in at least two armed robberies, according to authorities….
A search of Washington’s West 27th St. apartment turned up Jihadi literature, military equipment, knives, maps of Southern California, news stories on Muslims” efforts to recruit young African American men for the holy war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a target list, according to the source and other news reports.