December 11th, 2012
06:29 PM ET

Alabama men accused of planning jihad trip to Africa

By Terry Frieden

Two Alabama men have been charged with planning to wage "violent jihad" in Africa, U.S. authorities said on Tuesday.

Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair was arrested at a bus terminal in Augusta, Georgia. Randy (Rasheed) Wilson was arrested at the Atlanta airport as he was boarding a flight to Morocco.

The men, both 25 and from Mobile, had planned to meet in Casablanca and travel together to Mauritania, according to a criminal complaint.

The document said the suspects divulged their plans to a confidential source working for the FBI. They allegedly told the undercover source that they expected to be in a position to wage violent jihad in Mauritania.

Mauritania is a poor Muslim nation in Western Africa with an unstable government.

Terrorist groups affiliated with al Qaeda have operated in Mauritania and neighboring Mali, according to U.S. officials familiar with the region.

Filed under: Africa • Terrorism
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    December 12, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Reply
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    Towel Heads IS what Towel Heads DO. Hahahahahahahah

    December 12, 2012 at 10:17 am | Reply
  3. Thinker

    Install early detection system for Jihadi bugs. It infects mostly Muslims. Or all Muslims are infected ! LOL

    December 11, 2012 at 9:00 pm | Reply
  4. Thinker

    All terrorists go to Pakistan. It is safe to go there.

    December 11, 2012 at 8:55 pm | Reply
  5. Mike

    Both men were Republicans.

    December 11, 2012 at 8:12 pm | Reply
  6. George Patton

    These men don't stand a Chinaman's chance of getting a fair trial in this country due to the right-wing lynch mob mentality running rampant everywhere. It does well to remember that Julius and Ethel Rosenburgh were convicted in spite of the fact that they were innocent back in 1951 because of this same thing going on then, too!!!

    December 11, 2012 at 7:59 pm | Reply
  7. Star-Spangled Bullsh!t

    What absolute bullsh!t!

    December 11, 2012 at 7:01 pm | Reply

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