Immigration Enforcement

Yugoslav Illegal Aliens convicted of terror plot in US

According to a recent survey, fewer Americans believe terrorism is a threat now than at any time since September 10, 2001. But if five Muslim men in New Jersey had had their way, this threat might loom larger in the public mind today. These men face life in prison after being convicted Monday of plotting to enter the U.S. Army base in Fort Dix, New Jersey and murder as many soldiers as they could.

This was a jihad plot. Three of the men convicted — brothers Dritan, Shain and Eljvir Duka — are illegal aliens from the former Yugoslavia. One of the plotters, Serdar Tatar, told an FBI informant late in 2006: “I’m gonna do it….It doesn’t matter to me, whether I get locked up, arrested, or get taken away, it doesn’t matter. Or I die, doesn’t matter, I’m doing it in the name of Allah.” Another plotter, Mohamad Shnewer (the only American citizen among the convicted men), was caught on tape saying, “They are the ones, we are going to put bullets in their heads, Allah willing.”

The men trained “for jihad,” according to informant Besnik Bakalli, while on a trip to the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania, where they bought guns and practiced with them at firing ranges.


December 24, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment