Federal investigators last night arrested six Islamic radicals who were planning a heavily armed attack against soldiers at Fort Dix as part of a jihad against America, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
In a statement released this morning that confirmed an earlier report on nj.com, The Star-Ledger’s Web site, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said the men planned to “kill as many soldiers as possible.”
The alleged plot included conducting surveillance of the Army base and purchasing multiple firearms, including hand guns, shotguns and semi-automatic weapons, according to the federal complaint released this morning.
The bust came after several of the suspects were lured by a secret informant to a meeting with an arms-seller, according to the complaint.
Some of the would-be attackers have been living illegally in the United States, while others are legal immigrants, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Four are ethnic Albanians, one was born in Turkey, and a sixth was born in Jordan, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Officials identified the men as Dritan Duka, 28, Eljvir Duka, 23, Shain Duka, 26, Serdar Tatar, 23, Mohamad Shnewer, 22, and Agron Abdullahu, 24. They are described as being in their early 20s.
The six had been under FBI surveillance for 15 months and prepared for their alleged plot by shooting paintball guns and real weapons in Gouldsboro, Pa., 30 miles southeast of Scranton, officials said. One had experience as a sniper in Kosovo, according to the complaint.
The men also allegedly watched jihadist videos in which Osama bin Laden urged them toward martyrdom.
Gee. A terror plot involving “Islamic radicals.” Imagine that. And to think I got jumped yesterday (and today) in email and attempted nasty, unprintable comments for expressing concern as to whether or not the backback explosion on Monday involved an Islamic radical, considering that’s been a method they’ve used before, and today we read about a terrorist plot against US soldiers that was supposed to take place on American soil – planned out by ……………… Islamic radicals.
You idiots on the moonbat left who only see the President and ‘Christians’ as the “real” enemy ever gonna get a clue? Ever going to get beyond slamming people for rightly worrying that an explosion or a thwarted plot is the work of an Islamofascist? Was your first thought today when you heard about this plot was that it was a “Christianist” plot? I wonder which one of the lefty ‘bats declared the news of this thwarted plot as ‘overblown’ first? Hey, it’s happened before.