“We are not extremists, radicals or terrorists. We are only servants of Allah.” He said it.
“Guilty Pleas Seen in Calif. Terror Case,” by Gillian Flaccus for Associated Press (thanks to Block Ness):
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) – Two of four men accused of plotting attacks on Southern California military sites and Jewish targets have agreed to plead guilty to terrorism conspiracy charges, prosecutors said.
Kevin James and Levar Haley Washington were set to enter the pleas Friday in federal court in Santa Ana, the U.S. attorney’s office said in a statement. Both were indicted in 2005 on federal charges including conspiring to wage war against the U.S. government through terrorism.
Authorities claimed that the plot was hatched in prison and that James, Washington and two others were a cell of radical Muslims planning attacks on military facilities, synagogues and other sites in the Los Angeles area.
Prosecutors assert that James even prepared a press release that the men planned to send out after an attack.
“This incident is the first in a series of incidents to come in a plight to defend and propagate traditional Islam in its purity,” James allegedly wrote. “We are not extremists, radicals or terrorists. We are only servants of Allah.”