The yearlong investigation began after a clerk at a Circuit City store told the FBI that some customers had asked him to transfer onto DVD some video footage of them firing assault weapons and screaming about jihad.The FBI then used two informants to infiltrate the gang and gather information. The defendant's lawyers, muslims and liberals are all screaming entrapment. They believe the government created the conspiracy with their informants. The five defendants bought guns and went to Pennsylvania to train. They also purchased and watched "inspirational" jihad videos. Muslims leaders insist that the men were just joking.
"I don't think they actually mean to do anything," said Mohamed Younes, president of the American Muslim Union. "I think they were acting stupid, like they thought the whole thing was a joke."
Overall this article from AP plays up the role of the FBI informants and points out the overall general failure of the U.S. to prosecute domestic terrorists in other cases. It is obvious who they are rooting for quoting one of the defendants' mother telling everyone what a good boy her son and his friends are. Maybe the jury didn't buy it seeing how willing the good ole Muslim boys were to consider killing U.S. soldiers even as a joke.
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