I discussed the Taliban’s work in the drug trade in Islam Unveiled; nothing much has changed since then. Haji Baz Mohammad planned to wage jihad against America by means of heroin; now he faces trial in an American court. From the New York Post, with thanks to Jerry Gordon.
October 25, 2005 — Meet the alleged fiendish Afghani drug lord who bragged about waging jihad on America by poisoning New York’s streets with heroin.
Haji Baz Mohammad, 47, used his Afghanistan poppy fields for his sickening plot against the city, boasting to cohorts “that selling heroin in the United States was a jihad because they were taking the Americans’ money, and the heroin was killing them,” a stunning, newly unsealed indictment reveals.
But Mohammad “now faces what all drug kingpins fear the most “” justice in a court in the United States, delivered by an American jury on the very streets of New York that he’d sought to poison,” said Karen Tandy, administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Mohammad was busted in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in January and finally extradited Friday to Manhattan to face federal charges filed here in 2003.
He became the first person to be extradited from Afghanistan to the United States on federal charges, authorities crowed.