The defense says they were just talking tough. “Prosecutor: Fort Dix defendants “˜meant what they said,– by Troy Graham for the Philadelphia Inquirer, December 15 (thanks to James):
The prosecution began its closing argument this morning in the Fort Dix trial by displaying some of the defendants’ most inflammatory comments, secretly recorded by two FBI informants, about killing U.S. soldiers and their own willingness to take part in jihad.
“Ladies and gentlemen, there are the unguarded, freely-spoken words of the defendants’ themselves,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Hammer. “Each defendant joined the conspiracy and their objective was to murder members of the U.S. military.”
After eight weeks of testimony, the case could be in the hands of the anonymously-chosen jurors by Tuesday.
The five defendants, all foreign-born Muslims raised in South Jersey, could face life in prison if convicted of the most serious charges of conspiracy to kill U.S. soldiers and attempted murder.
The defense has argued throughout the trial that the men talked tough about jihad, but had no intention to carry out an attack on Fort Dix….