Where did Boyd get these ideas? Does anyone know? Does anyone care?
The accused ringleader of a U.S.-based group that allegedly was plotting to wage “violent jihad” against Americans told an FBI agent he’d gone to terrorism training camps in Connecticut and Pakistan, the agent testified Tuesday.
Michael Sutton said at a bond and detention hearing in Raleigh that terror suspect Daniel Boyd, a suburban father in North Carolina, told him he attended the Connecticut camp in the late 1980s, along with three others in Pakistan.
Boyd, 39, said he learned how to engage in hand-to-hand combat and use military firearms during the training, The News & Observer reported.
Boyd appeared in court along with the six other suspects “” including two of his sons “” charged with plotting to kill people in the name of Islam.
Authorities are looking for an eighth suspect whom they’ve identified as 20-year-old Jude Kenan Mohammad of Raleigh.
Sutton testified that a 1989 ID card bearing the phrase “monotheism, jihad, power” in Arabic was found with Boyd indicating that he was a member of terror groups in Pakistan, The News & Observer said.
Boyd allegedly told the FBI agent that he believes Muslims have the duty to kill non-Muslims and non-believers, according to the paper. Audio was played, allegedly of Boyd saying, “The blood of Muslims has become cheap in the marketplace. It has become cheap because Muslims have abandoned the jihad.”
Federal authorities said Boyd talked about loving jihad, fighting for Allah and loathing a U.S. military presence at Muslim holy sites.
Officials played recordings of Boyd talking to his family and to a witness about what authorities called plans to carry out attacks overseas.
“I love jihad. I love to stand there and fight for the sake of Allah,” a voice identified as Boyd said on a recording played in the federal courtroom. “Muslims must be protected at all costs.”…