What are American Muslim groups doing to make sure that what State, DHS, and everyone in the world knows is a Misunderstanding of Islam is not spreading within the American Muslim community? Why, nothing.
Abdulmalek Kenyatta (aka Christopher Paul) Update: “Court papers: Man to plead guilty to terror aid,” by Andrew Welsh-Higgins for Associated Press, June 2 (thanks to Central Ohioans Against Terrorism):
COLUMBUS, Ohio – A man accused of joining al-Qaida and plotting to bomb resorts and military bases abroad has agreed to plead guilty, according to federal court documents filed Monday.
Christopher Paul, 44, a U.S. citizen who grew up in the Columbus suburb of Worthington, is expected to plead guilty Tuesday to one count of conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, specifically bombs, in terrorist attacks, documents show.
The agreement notes Paul and the government have the right to withdraw from the deal if a federal judge doesn’t accept the sentencing recommendation of 20 years in prison….
An indictment filed in April 2007 alleged that Paul traveled to Pakistan and Afghanistan beginning in 1990 to meet members of al-Qaida and to attend terrorist training camps with a goal of carrying out attacks.
The government said Paul was so devoted to the cause that he told an al-Qaida member he was angry the group would ever consider scaling back military operations. Paul said he was committed to such operations even if others were not, according to the government’s indictment.
Paul joined al-Qaida and traveled to Germany in 1999 to train coconspirators to use explosives, the indictment said.
Paul plotted to bomb government buildings overseas and European vacation spots frequented by American tourists. The indictment does not name specific resorts or buildings that might have been targeted, but gives U.S. embassies, military bases and consulates as examples….
Also at Central Ohioans Against Terrorism: “Local Muslim leader defends convicted Columbus Al-Qaeda cell members.”