Seven and nine years for plotting murder of those they considered enemies of…that great motivator which must not be named, on pain of charges of “Islamophobia” from the Obama federal government. “Brothers in federal terror trial sentenced,” by Francine Sawyer for the Sun-Journal, December 20:
Two brothers who said their father had a devastating influence on them, persuading them to take on the jihad cause, were sentenced in U.S. District Court in New Bern Tuesday.
Dylan Boyd, 25, and his older brother, Zakariya Boyd, 22, an Eagle Scout, were sentenced to seven and nine years respectively in federal court.
Not only an Eagle Scout, but younger than his younger brother — such is the power of a Muslim Eagle Scout!
Each pleaded guilty to conspiracy to provide support to terrorists, which carried a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison….
Both men testified against other defendants regarding a homegrown terrorist cell in a federal trial earlier this year.
The brothers were part of a group of eight men who raised money, stockpiled weapons and trained for jihad attacks against American military targets and others they considered enemies of Islam.
Defense attorneys said the Boyd brothers were influenced by their overbearing father, Daniel Boyd, and his evil radical Muslim views.
Zakariya Boyd’s lawyer said in court that Zakariya Boyd was forthcoming with his interviews with the government as they built their case. He knew his testimony at the trial in February in New Bern would ostracize him from his family and friends, according to the lawyer.
Government prosecutor John Bowler said that Zakariya Boyd was cooperative and forthcoming during interviews with the government in making the case against his co-defendants.
Along with the nine-year sentence, he was fined $3,000.
Zakariya told the court that he was sorry for the time and resources that the court had to use for the case. Crying, he apologized to his family.
“I am sorry for the sorry and tears I have brought you. I regret that I allowed outside influences to take me to this point in my life. I have remorse and shameful regrets,” he said.
He apologized to his family for falling prey to outside influences? It sounds as if his family itself was all the bad influence he needed.
Bowler said that Dylan Boyd had lesser involvement in the terrorist plot.
“He had reservations about the conspiracy,” Bowler said. “He did not endorse the violent jihad.”
Dylan’s lawyer, Joseph Zeszotarski Jr., said that Dylan was more afraid of his father than he was of God.
“The extent of his father’s control and instruction in Dylan’s life was extreme, ruthless and endless,” Zeszotarski said….
Along with his seven-year sentence, he was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.
The brothers” mother, Sabrina Boyd, dressed in Muslim garb, a brother and Dylan Boyd’s wife were in court, along with several other friends….
Daniel Boyd has pleaded guilty to terrorist related charges and is expected to be sentenced in the spring. He also testified for the government.