It’s practically daily in America, now.
FBI/Associated Press –
In this undated photo provided by the FBI, Randy Lamar Wilson,
26, in Mobile, Ala. Wilson, of Mobile, is a man who the FBI said wanted
to wage violent jihad in Africa. Wilson pleaded on guilty on Friday,
April 19, 2013 to a charge of conspiracy to provide material support to
terrorists. Under a plea agreement with prosecutors, he could face 15
years in federal prison, contingent on the information he provides about
An Alabama man who
the FBI said wanted to wage violent jihad in Africa pleaded guilty on
Friday to a charge of conspiracy to provide material support to
Randy Lamar Wilson, 26, pleaded guilty in federal court in
Mobile. Under a plea agreement with prosecutors, he could face 15 years
in federal prison, contingent on the information he provides about
co-conspirators. U.S. District Judge Kristi DuBose set an Oct. 18
sentencing date for Wilson.
Wilson was arrested in December at the Atlanta airport while boarding a flight with his family to Mauritania.
same day, agents arrested 25-year-old Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair,
Wilson’s former business partner. Charges against Abukhdair are still
pending and his trial is set for August.
portrayed Wilson as an Islamic radical who wanted to reunite with Omar
Hammami, an American who also grew up in Alabama and became one of the
most well-known jihadists in Somalia.
Wilson told DuBose on Friday
that he believed the government could prove that he intended to
participate in violent jihad overseas.
Federal prosecutors said Wilson intended to “murder, maim and kidnap” people overseas.
Attorney Christopher Bodnar said the government could prove that Wilson
and Abukhdair made extensive plans to travel to a country where they
could participate in a religious war. Bodnar said the two men wanted to
disguise their reason for traveling as tourism or academic study.