AP, anxious as ever to deflect the focus from Islamic jihad, in its lead paragraph here explains that Elfgeeh was plotting to kill troops “as vengeance for American actions overseas.” So why did he want to kill Shi’ites as well? As vengeance for Iran being a bitter enemy of his bitter enemy, the U.S.? Obviously Elfgeeh is a Sunni Islamic jihadist who wants to kill members of groups that he considers to be enemies of Islam. But AP will never tell you that.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) – A 30-year-old upstate New York business owner from Yemen who’s accused of plotting to kill members of the U.S. military and others as vengeance for American actions overseas has been arrested on weapons charges.
A federal criminal complaint says Mufid Elfgeeh of Rochester was arrested Saturday afternoon. He’s charged with two counts of receiving and possessing an unregistered firearm silencer. He was to appear Monday before a federal magistrate.
Federal authorities say in court papers that Elfgeeh, a naturalized U.S. citizen, bought two handguns and the silencers as part of a plan to kill members of the U.S. armed forces returning from war as well as Shiite Muslims in western New York.
The FBI says it had been investigating Elfgeeh since early last year.