Background on the leading North Carolina jihadist suggests that he has long been a hardcore true believer. “Members of arrested US jihadi group visited Pakistan in 2008,” by Sami Abraham for The News International, July 30 (thanks to James):
WASHINGTON: The US Federal authorities are looking for an eighth alleged member of a North Carolina group, who, according to US prosecutors, traveled to Pakistan in October 2008 for plotting “violent jihad” overseas, prosecutors said Tuesday.
However name of the wanted person, stated to be a US citizen has been redacted from the Court papers.
His name is Jude Kenan Mohammad.
Earlier seven other men were arrested on charges of supporting terrorism and conspiracy to commit murder abroad. Those who have been arrested were identified as Daniel Patrick Boyd, 39, Boyd’s sons, Dylan Boyd, 22, also known as “Mohammed,” Zakariya Boyd, 20, Mohammad Omar Aly Hassan, a U.S.-born citizen; Hysen Sherifi, identified as a native of Kosovo who is a legal permanent resident of the United States; and Hiyad Yaghi and Anes Subasic, both naturalized U.S. citizens.
The US officials maintained that in 1991, Boyd and his brother were convicted of bank robbery, by an anti terrorist court, in Pakistan. When the sentence was imposed, Boyd shouted: “This isn’t an Islamic court. It’s a court of infidels!” They were each sentenced to have a foot and a hand cut off for the robbery, but the sentence was later overturned by a higher court.
The sentence was in accord with Qur’an 5:33: “The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter.”