Accused Alabama terrorist – connecting the dots on the Gulf Coast

“Their conduct is assuredly not protected by the First Amendment.”
— Prosecutor Christopher Bodnar.

Accused Alabama terrorist claims free speech; government releases new details of recordings

By Brendan Kirby, March 22, 2013

MOBILE, Alabama – To the defense, the terrorism charges against Randy “Rasheed” Wilson are an amorphous amalgam of vague allegations about conduct that never amounted to more than speech.

In asking a judge to throw out the charges, defense attorney Dom Soto asked if it is possible to “conspire to conspire.”

Federal prosecutors, in a written response this week, argued that the intent of Wilson and co-defendant Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukdair to maim and kill in the name of Islam was very real and that they took concrete steps to make it happen. The court filing includes new details of recordings made by an informant working with the FBI.

“Wilson and Abukhdair face serous terrorism charges not because they espoused their religious beliefs or their disdain for this country,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Bodnar wrote. “Rather, they are charged with forming an agreement to engage in criminal activity. Their conduct is assuredly not protected by the First Amendment.”

The issue now is in the hands of U.S. District Judge Kristi DuBose, who must decide whether charges will stand against Wilson, a Mobile man who lived for a time in Birmingham and attended an Islamic school there.

Plan for violent jihad alleged

Federal agents arrested Wilson in December as he was about to board a plane in Atlanta bound for Morocco. Authorities alleged that he planned to travel from there to the African nation of Mauritania and meet up with Abukdair, who had moved to Mobile from Egypt after the two struck up a friendship online in 2010.

From Mauritania, according to authorities, the defendants planned to find a place – perhaps in neighboring Mali– to wage violent jihad.

Soto acknowledged that that Wilson made plenty of negative comments about the United States in the hours on conversations that the FBI recorded. But he argued that even objectionable speech is protected by the First Amendment. He cited a World War II-era decision prohibiting the government from revoking the citizenship of German immigrant Carl Wilhelm Baumgartner, who had espoused pro-Nazi views.

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COMMENT/ANALYSIS:  Wilson was arrested with Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair in 2012 on terrorism charges involving a plan to travel overseas and conduct “jihad”. 

The case became a bit confusing when the FBI advised an affidavit it had submitted, claiming Wilson was a former roommate of Daphne-born jihadist Omar Shafik Hammami, was incorrect.   The connection between the two forms the basis of the criminal complaint against Wilson, but even Wilson’s defense attorney admitted that the two did know each other.  Daphne, AL is about 20 minutes away from Mobile, AL were Wilson grew up.  Both locations are along the U.S. Gulf Coast.  

When asked about where there are Muslim communities in the U.S., most people  would point to major cities in the  northeast, Northern Virginia, and areas in Illinois and Michigan.  To the average American, the deep south brings up visions of staunch Baptists and families that have established American roots for many generations.  Very few would associate it with Muslim immigrants, let alone Islamist radicals and terror related activity.    

The Gulf Coast states are home to a number of  influential Muslim communities.  Many of the mosque’s and Islamic based schools are funded and controlled by the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT). Here are several examples related to radical Islamic activity:

During the late 1970s/early 1980s, a number of young Muslim professionals (doctors, engineers, educators)  moved to these southern locations,  identified as areas that would welcome Muslims and provide an environment favorable for dawah.  Most of these professionals were/are affiliated with Muslim Brotherhood groups such as the Muslim Students Association (MSA).    As they became established,  the local populations viewed these professionals and their families as outstanding members of the community, and usually above reproach.   This view is still prevalent despite documented evidence that shows activity promoting the goals and agenda of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood.

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6 responses to “Accused Alabama terrorist – connecting the dots on the Gulf Coast”

  1. admin says :

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  2. jeromeennis says :

    This is not a bit surprising to me. I know of may Muslims from India, Pakistan and other countries that have Islam as a major so-called religion, which as I see it, is not a religion but a philosophy that is elitist, arrogant, barbaric and has the aim of world domination, very much like communism, another atheist quasi-religous movement. The Muslims and Communists have a common and central theme that you could say is the Anti-Ten Commandments that tell their followers that is okay to Cheat, Lie, Borrow, Steal, Murder, Commit Adultery, including Polygamy, to betray your Mother, Father and Children if necasssary, in order to Promote Your Philsophy On a World Wide Basis, which is the ultimate aim of both Communism and Islam. So, of course the USA, with a tradition of being a Constitutional Republic, and not the Democracy Movement that Democrat Claim, that has Constitution with a list of basic Constitutional and Human Rights called the Bill of Rights, that is fertile for Terrorists, Communists, Atheists, Perverts and others who have distorted views of reality and believe Any Means Necessary to Promote Your Cause. So, naturally Muslims love to Come to America where it is simple and easy to infiltrate, muliply in numbers, get free handouts, money to buy businesses with no repayment agreements, etc. because of our Bill Of Rights combined with those in bureaucratic and political positions who are willing to subvert the Constitution and the Will and Well Being of the Legal Citizens, ostensibly the ones they are sworn to represent and defend along with protecting and defending the Constitution and the country known as the United States Of America. In short, we, the people of the USA, are patsy’s and stooges for allowing our Elected Politicians and Bureaucrats to totally Subvert the Rights of Legal American Citizens, Our Bill of Rights, and all of our national identity which includes traditions, values, beliefs, customs, morals, language and borders. Today, our elected officials, appointed and hired bureaucrats and the foreign illegal hordes from the world over are totally trampling on the Rights of Legal USA citizens with the Pre Determined Aim of Wiping Out We, the Traditional American’s Rights and even our Right to Exist in the world, lest we Convert or Submit to their Domineering Philosophy and Beliefs, lest we be slaughtered. That, my friends is the End Game of believers in the Muslim Philosophy and that is the End Game for World Communists, and now, my friends the Two Evil Philosophys have United Against the USA and We, The People, along with every other Christian or Jewish Nation. This is not a Conspiracy Theory, this is Fact, both in Practice, Writings and in Historical Events of the Actions of both these Two Devil Twins called World Communists and Islam. And, most of our Elected Politicians, are aiding and abetting these subversives, and undermining the Constitution of the USA and our National Sovereignty, and none worse than the Current Obama Regime. And, they must be stopped, or this sovereign nation will be sovereign no more and forever. If this does not frighten you or concern you, as a USA citizen, you are one of 3 things, one, you have your head in the sand hiding behind and comfortable with your ignorance, or two, you are just an idiot who knows nothing and is incapable of doing so, or you are a fan, promoter and advocate of the Muslim/Communist Movement which is afoot in the USA and the World Over that has the Aim of Total Power and Total Domination that forces Submission or Death. You can decide for yourself what your thoughts and beliefs are and decide if you want to be Free or Dominated as in Slaves to a One World Government Lead by Communists and Muslim Jihadists??

  3. adinakutnicki says :

    Alas, connecting the Brotherhood dots…where to and there…

    By the way, 555 Grove Street, Hendron, Virginia, was where most of the above was plotted, yet many of the same terrorists are not only walking free (as defendants, or co-conspirators, from the HolyLand Foundation terror trial), but are ensconced within Washington’s power centers.

    And when one “follows the (terror) money”, the places they lead to….

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel

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