Jihadist Misses are News too!
Others joined with James and they recruited fellow prisinoers. One of them, Levar Washington, out of prison after serving 6 years for assault and robbery began to recruit from his Los Angeles Mosque, Jamat-E-Masijidul Islam.
Hammand Samana and Gregory Patterson, both 21 and without criminal records joined with Washington and James. All four now face up to life terms for conspiracy to levy war against U.S.A. military targets, Israeli targets, the LA Consulate, Jewish synagogues.
They monitored the Jewish calander and planned to attack on Jewish holidays so as to maximize casualty counts.
Fund-raising for these projects took the form of a crime wave involving 11 gas stations over five weeks.
Gregory Patterson dropped mobile phone during a robbery and that led to their discovery and arrests.
Washington's apartment provided bullet proof vests, knives, Jihadist lierature, and the addresses of future targets.
It's worrysome that until the stroke of mobile phone discovery luck, the authorities were entirely clueless about this cell and their plans, just as the Brits were about bomb plots before 7/7.
Yet, US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales lavished praise upon everyone at every government level. This is a pat on the back for ineptitude really.
The emergance of an American Islamist terrorist cell signals a new trend.
Terrorist plans that fail don't make headlines, but they should. This event was a near miss. Home grown Jihad has arrived in the United States and will do damage.