“Savir told the magistrate Cornell wanted to be addressed by his Muslim name, Raheel Mahrus Ubaydah, and to have access to a prayer mat and a clock in jail so he could continue his religious practices.” Yet “the FBI said in court documents filed last week that Cornell planned to ‘wage jihad’ by attacking the Capitol with pipe bombs and shooting government officials and employees.” If Raheel Mahrus Ubaydah planned to wage jihad by committing mass murder, why allow him to strengthen and deepen his commitment to the ideology that incited him to do this? Were Nazi POW’s given copies of Mein Kampf during World War II?
“Grand jury indicts Ohio man held in Capitol terror plot,” by Dan Sewell, Associated Press, January 22, 2015:
CINCINNATI (AP) — A grand jury Wednesday indicted the 20-year-old Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol on charges that include attempting to kill federal officials and employees.
The indictment charges Christopher Lee Cornell, of the western Cincinnati suburb of Green Township, with two counts that carry possible sentences upon conviction of up to 20 years each: attempting to kill U.S. officials and employees, and solicitation to commit a crime of violence. He also faces a firearms-related charge.
The indictment returned in Cincinnati alleges that Cornell was attempting to “kill officers and employees of the United States while (they) were engaged in and on account of the performance of their official duties; specifically, by attempting to attack the United States Capitol Building.”
Cornell was arrested outside a gun shop near his home Jan. 14 after the FBI said he bought two M-15 assault weapons and 600 rounds of ammunition. The FBI said in court documents filed last week that Cornell planned to “wage jihad” by attacking the Capitol with pipe bombs and shooting government officials and employees.
He is scheduled for arraignment Thursday.
A message was left Wednesday for his attorney. Cornell’s father, John Cornell, has said his son was coerced and misled by “a snitch” trying to better his own legal situation.
A U.S. magistrate last Friday ordered the young man held without bond, saying he poses a danger to the community.
“The serious nature of the alleged offense and the defendant’s comfort with extreme violence weigh heavily against bond,” Magistrate Stephanie K. Bowman wrote in her order.
Cornell, in handcuffs and leg shackles, spoke softly during the detention hearing to an assistant federal public defender, Karen Savir. Savir told the magistrate Cornell wanted to be addressed by his Muslim name, Raheel Mahrus Ubaydah, and to have access to a prayer mat and a clock in jail so he could continue his religious practices….