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Islamist Terrorist Plotted To Behead FBI Agents

May 14, 2013  | 

A convicted terrorist who plotted to kill three FBI agents as revenge for his conviction was sentenced to life in prison on Monday.

Hysen Sherifi, 29, received the sentence from U.S. Attorney District Court Judge W. Earl Britt. His 23-year-old brother, Shkumbin Sherifi, and Nevine Aly Elshiekh, 48, were sentenced to 36 months and 42 months respectively for aiding the plot.

A jury found Sherifi guilty on Nov. 8 of planning an attack on a U.S. Marine Corps base in Quantico, Va. as part of a violent jihad. Sherifi was a member of a Raleigh, N.C., jihad group led by Daniel Patrick Boyd. Sherifi was charged with plotting to kill six witnesses who testified against him during his 2011 trial.

While awaiting sentencing after his October 2011 conviction, Sherifi plotted to kill three FBI agents and three government informants who testified at his terrorism trial. Sherifi sought to kill these individuals as revenge for his conviction; to prevent their testimony at co-conspirator Anes Subasic's upcoming trial; and to get a new trial for himself, according to the FBI.

Sherifi recruited his brother, Shkubmin Sherifi, and Nevine Elshiekh, a local school teacher. The Sherifis and Elshiekh then raised money to pay for the murders.

In January 2012, Elshiekh met with a government informant whom she believed to be the middleman for a hit man in order to discuss the murder plot and possible targets. Elshiekh then relayed that information to Sherifi during a jail visit. Sherifi specified that he wanted each target to be beheaded and photographed after the beheading.

At a second meeting, Elshiekh confirmed the identity of a government witness to be murdered and made a down payment. The conspirators then worked together to collect the remaining funds needed to pay for the first murder. After collecting the funds, the conspirators arranged another series of meetings with the witness to pay for the murder and get photographic confirmation of the first murder.

On Jan. 22, 2012, the conspirators were arrested shortly after Shkubmin Sherifi accepted pictures purporting to show a beheaded government witness. On Feb. 21, 2012, a nine-count indictment was filed charging Sherifi, Shkubmin Sherifi, and Elshiekh.

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Isaac Strong @ 5/14/2013 3:38 PM

Undoubtedly Obama would cover up the Islamic and Jihad angles, and declare this to be merely "a workplace incident," as he did with the Ft. Hood Jihadist.

Boston @ 5/14/2013 4:00 PM

Close the Borders Folks!

Rick @ 5/14/2013 4:24 PM

This is what can be expected from islamists; they do not have a religion of peace. The koran calls them to kill jews and infidels. Islam was spread by attacking and conquering other peoples. In the end, Christ will return and set the world straight.

Mike @ 5/15/2013 7:10 AM

While I am Christian, I hate hypocrisy. Rick, have you forgotten the Crusades? Wasn't that Christians going to war to force Christianity down the throats of everyone they could....... It is up to the individual.

Diana @ 5/15/2013 7:42 AM

The Crusades were indeed against the Muslim people, but also against any population of people that didn't bow to the church. The Church at the time was led by the Catholic's, who at the time also considered Christians to be the enemy as well. The Pope at the time of the first Crusade wanted to be the most powerful influence in the world. Many throughout history and the world today claim to be men and women of God, but they are often corrupted with visions of power. Proof of this claim is in the actions of ones own life. We only have control over ourselves and our own actions. We can't fix what others have done throughout history, but we can hold to our own promise to "protect and serve" and do the honestly that we signed up for.

walkintrails @ 5/15/2013 9:44 AM

I seem to recall from my history studies that 100 years after Islam was founded, Charles the Hammer and his professional heavy infantry stopped the muslim crusade to take over the west at the Battle of Tours (732). Of course he pissed off the church at the time by appropriating and selling church property to finance his force. I can't speak for the motives of the crusades of the 10th and 11the centuries, but suppose there might have been a little long held animosity? Anyway, I hope threats of American cops and civilians being beheaded and such does not become the new norm. If it does, then we're in a lot more trouble than we realize.

Boston @ 5/15/2013 12:09 PM

Thanks for the history lesson behind religious wars It's all very interesting. But lets get to the point! Our problem is the influx of Muslim males who want to kill everyone who is not a Muslim. Our government will never be able to stop this influx of terrorists unless they change their position. I'm afraid this will not happen until the streets of this fine country look like Israel. Local PD's are unprepared for this type of warfare. Besides this is not what our PD's are trained for. So its always the element of surprise and as long as the Feds, State and locals do not share information we are in a mess.

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