California: 2 Muslims get 25 years each for planning to kill Americans

ByPamela Geller on February 24, 2015

Jihad in America. A handful of us run these stories daily, largely ignored by the mainstream media. It pains me to say, they won’t be able to ignore jihad activity in America for very much longer.

Obama is making it too easy for them to operate here, while denying the threat and the motive.

One of the convicted jihadists was a convert. How is it that millions of Muslim converts “misunderstand” Islam in exactly the same way?

While Obama, Kerry, Brian Williams and the rest of the lying lemmings insist that this has nothing to do with Islam, one of the jihadi’s enthusiasm for “Holy War” was such that he felt that killing in the name of Allah and Mohammed would mean “guaranteed paradise,” according to a transcript of one recording.

Prosecutors described the defendants as dead-set on their plan, so much so that DeLeon dropped out of Cal State San Bernardino, where he was one quarter away from graduating with a degree in business administration. DeLeon got a refund of his tuition money and sold his car so he could purchase the airfare to get to Turkey, and then from there to Kabul, Afghanistan, where he and the other defendants were planning to meet up with Kabir. (SB Sun)

One of the guilty Muslims promised to work with an Islamic organization when he is released from prison and speak about moderation. Lol. 


“Inland Men Who Conspired ‘Violent Jihad,’ Joining Terror Cells Sentenced to Federal Prison | The Patch, February 23, 2015

Two Southern California men who planned to commit “violent jihad” against American troops by joining terrorist groups in Afghanistan were each sentenced Monday to 25 years in federal prison.

Sohiel Omar Kabir, 36, of Pomona and Ralph Kenneth DeLeon, 26, of Ontario, were convicted last September following a nearly monthlong trial at the federal courthouse in downtown Riverside.

Kabir was found guilty of two counts of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and one count each of conspiring to kill American troops and conspiring to receive military training from al-Qaida.

DeLeon was convicted by the same seven-man, five-woman jury of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists, conspiring to murder or maim members of the armed services overseas, and conspiring to kill employees of the United States.

U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips sentenced the men separately in hearings that collectively lasted just over three hours.

In pronouncing sentence for Kabir, Phillips said it was “hard to understate the seriousness of the offense.”

“It wasn’t just talk,” she said. “We’ve seen all too often how little it takes for young men to cause havoc and loss of life. Just because his plan didn’t come to fruition — it doesn’t reduce the seriousness of what he intended to do.”

Kabir’s attorney, Federal Public Defender Jeffrey Aaron, argued for a 10- year prison term, citing mitigating factors, including what he said was his client’s low I.Q. Phillips was not swayed, pointing out that Kabir’s own family had acknowledged he was intelligent, though admittedly “lazy.”

The judge said Kabir had been given every break after his family fled to the U.S. as refugees and were given asylum.

“He is an example of someone who betrayed the hospitality extended to him by this country,” Phillips said.

Kabir, clad in a white jail jumpsuit and sporting a shaved head and chest-length beard, declined to address the court.

DeLeon’s attorney, David Thomas, also requested a 10-year sentence for his client, telling the judge that he had undergone a reformation since being jailed in 2012. Thomas said DeLeon embraced an “extremely warped religious fanaticism” out of a desperate, though perverse, desire to achieve something meaningful in his life.

“He allowed himself to be surrounded by the wrong types of influences,” the attorney said. “It made him want to be the best extreme Muslim he could be. He jumped right into the deep end, and he sunk.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Grigg countered that DeLeon had enormous family support, had been gifted a car and was less than two months shy of attaining a bachelor’s degree in business when he threw it all away in the interest of committing “unfathomable” acts of violence.

“He said he wanted to be on the frontlines,” Grigg said. “He eschewed the idea of being a suicide bomber because he said he wanted to be able to see the suffering of those he targeted.”

Phillips ordered that both men be placed on lifetime supervision, or parole, following their release from prison.

In a sentencing brief, the U.S. Attorney’s Office noted that Kabir was the “emir,” or leader, of the group and that he “converted DeLeon and (Miguel Alejandro Santana Vidriales) to Islam … (and) encouraged them to travel overseas to engage in violent jihad.”

“Kabir … encouraged the group to join him in Afghanistan, including by telling them about his connections to the Taliban and al-Qaida, discussing his physical preparations for fighting and warfare, and various ‘missions’ and operations he was asked by terrorists to participate in,” the document states.

Vidriales, 24, of Mexico and 23-year-old Arifeen David Gojali of Riverside both reached plea agreements with the government several weeks before DeLeon and Kabir went on trial last August. They’re in custody and slated to be sentenced March 16.

Gojali testified that he was persuaded to take up arms against the U.S., Britain and Israel after several conversations with DeLeon, a native of the Philippines who converted to Islam in 2011.

The government presented hours of secretly taped audio recordings between DeLeon and a “confidential source,” identified in court documents only as a Muslim man who worked for the FBI and won the defendants’ trust by pretending to subscribe to jihadist views.

DeLeon’s enthusiasm for “Holy War” was such that he felt killing in the name of Allah and the Prophet Mohammed would mean “guaranteed paradise,” according to a transcript of one recording.

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  • willynilly

    This is great news and thank goodness for the man who worked for the FBI and helped to save lives that mattered. great story great ending and looking forward to more of these kinds of stories God willing.

  • looser

    In the whole of the United States of America there is no-one brave enough to pop off the American president?

    • Jan Morrissy

      Little Joe Bidens pop up like whack-a-moles.
      There is no fast solution until one will be forced on this administration and that means loss of American lives; another tragedy on a large scale such as 9/11 perhaps
      It’s a sin this is being allowed to happen to us (Europe and Australia included)

  • Ampbreia

    Geeze Islam is poisonous!

  • Johnny Utah

    Liberal idiots

  • virgo88

    One of them is from the Philippines, that De Leon he is not a muslim but surrounded by muslim friends who brainwashed him to do the shits. Prison is not the solution to eradicate terrorists. A bullet in the temple will do.

  • rangerbanger

    What I find amazing is that the demographics 2014 census shows that the Muslim population in the US is less than one percent compared to the Christian population, evangelical, mainstream Protestant, and Catholic, of nearly 70%. Yet the resident in the White House, the oword, bends over backwards to show this minority such reverence that is not conveyed or shown to the Christian majority. In fact the progressive left goes out of its way to disrespect Christians as ignorant out of touch fools. It is truly hypocrisy and political manipulation of the first order. Now it appears that the left leaning progressives are also attacking the Jewish religion and culture as well as Israel which will not bode well for them as Jewish support for the Democrats has traditionally been there and counted on. At some point these politics are going to backfire on this administration and I hope it is very soon. They have been very destructive

    • No Quarter

      Ranger I can only think of one good reason obozo “bends over backwards”, he is one of them. Plain and simple. P S I support the Jews 100%. In my 60 years of life I have never had one instance of being threatened by a Jewish person. I have never been told to convert to the Jewish faith or DIE. I have Jewish friends who are dear to me and always have my back. A friend of mine has a moslem friend ( a white guy, converted ) and he is a bore ass hate mongering elitist know it all, about all of history and religion. All he talks about is how the Jews are the bane of the world. I refuse to socialize with this asshole. After 2016, and it can not come soon enough we will all see the terrible mess obozo is creating now, and during his reign. Hopefully it will not take long to reverse.

  • Sufferfortribe

    This one hits close to home…….literally. This is the area where I reside. We have a very heavy Islamic presence here. There are 5 Islamic centers within 20 minutes of my home. I’ve become concerned enough that I just took my first trip to a shooting range this week.

    • M

      Agreed, glad these scumbags are being put away behind bars.

    • Bonnetierre

      Don’t forget Anaheim, I mean Anaslime next door in Orange County.

      Southern California’s Muslim captial, former home to Adam Gadahn.

    • Lorraine Terpening

      My area too. I will do more research on the five recruitment centers in the area.

      • Sufferfortribe

        I did a little more research, and discovered these parasites are everywhere!
        Fontana, Riverside, Rancho Cucamonga, Loma Linda, Redlands, Corona, Perris, San Bernardino, and Colton.
        There’s actually one right around the corner from where I live. Might be time to take that trip I’ve been planning to take……to the gun shop.

        • Jeanne Ballard

          Sounds like a good investment

        • No Quarter

          You should stock pile some rocks! You may need them someday.

          • Sufferfortribe

            Yeah, “rocks” with a miinimum 130 grain.

          • jimbo

            well the rocks might come in handy if you ever convert. b/c that way you will have the weapons of choice for death: in stoning apostates, adulterers, homoesexuals, blasphemeists, etc. so you never know.

            of course all in the name of peace !!

    • Jeanne Ballard

      Have you gotten a taste for fried pork rinds yet? he he

    • No Quarter

      Remember to get a conceal and carry license.

  • Lia

    Am repeating myself: is there no USA university that offers a course in Lemming Studies?

    • Bonnetierre

      Lia, I am surprised at your question.

      Of course, almost EVERY US university offers Lemming Studies courses; they are usually called Liberal Arts programs.

      • Lia

        My fault, Bonnetierre. As a non-American, I didn’t grasp the code. My grandfather told me, ‘Algaande leert men’, meaning that we learn as we go. Thank you for teaching me!

        • Bonnetierre

          No problem, Lia. Here in America, they seek not to educate students, but to make them sheep, to follow and do what they are told.

    • No Quarter

      Also they all have islime student unions. Why have I never heard of a white student union, Irish student union, Christian student union? Oh yeah that is racism, I forgot, whoops I may have just committed a hate crime through speech. It is so hard to know what to say these days because I am through birth a racist. At least that’s what I learn at college.

  • notme123

    convict and sentence to a prison where they can convert other prisoners to islime and jihad.

    • Betty4440

      all jihadass should be locked up at gitmo for life.

  • Prinz Eugen

    Don’t our judges, juries and law enforcement agencies already know this trial was a mistake — there is no islamical terrorism. Mad Mullah Barry has told us so hundreds of times, and he has been supported by terror-enabler Holder, “father” and imam Kerry and the State Dept. pom pom babes!

    When will our silent lackey congress FORCE mullah Barry to follow the US Constitution?

  • spiritof76

    Your daughters would date these men.

  • No Quarter

    Amazing how jail causes a reformation, ain’t it ? I hope they stay in prison for the full 25 years, we shall see.

  • anon

    Good work LEO!
    You barbarians, who seek to harm Americans, you WILL be found, we WILL purge you from the western world, every step you take, we watch, this will become very evident, in the coming months.
    Now, in place, is a finely trained group, with one purpose, to find and exterminate, murderous barbarians.
    Play time is over, talk is over, those who have a mindset to kill, over religion, well, their days are numbered.
    Good work , and ty, to the LEO

  • Karan Sharma

    25 years??

    which means 25 years of free comfortable accomodation with all amenities, 24/7 security, sumptuous halal meals, a library stocked with korans (terrorist training manuals) and muslim (jihad) literature, 24 hr television channels, clean and suitable clothing for all seasons, plenty of space to move around and enough rugs to lift their asses on anytime of the day, networking and fellowship with ever increasing number of fellow muzzies (terrorists), lectures by leading terrorism propagators (mullahs)…… – ALL PAID GENEROUSLY IN FULL BY INFIDEL TAXPAYER MONEY.