14 Sep '12, 9pm

Love of Allah Fueled Capitol Suicide Bomb Plot

A Virginia resident who thought he would be serving Allah by becoming the first suicide bomber in the United States was sentenced to 30 years in prison Friday. "I just want to say that I love Allah. That's it," Amine El-Khalifi, 29, told U.S. District Judge James Cacheris before the sentence was issued. Public defender Kenneth Troccoli echoed that sentiment, telling the court El-Khalifi's "motivation was simply to do what he thought God called him to do." El-Khalifi hoped to detonate a suicide bomb inside the U.S. Capitol in February and was willing to shoot guards who might block his entry, court records show. Law enforcement officials were drawn to him after an informant reported in August 2010 that El-Khalifi had responded to a Facebook posting from Afghanistan inviting people to join the mujahideen. He was motivated by a belief that the war on terrorism was a war on Mu...

Full article: http://www.investigativeproject.org/3746/love-of-allah-fu...

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