Sunday, June 24, 2012

Alexandria man admits plot to bomb the Capitol

The good news is that this Muslim terrorists was caught and sentenced.  Bad news is that he did not receive a sentence of life without possibility of parole.  Terrorists, and any found to aid and abet them in any way must be incarcerated for the rest of their natural lives.  Additionally, they must be housed separately from common criminals so they cannot continue to wage jihad by recruiting other prisoners to convert to Islam to commit acts of Islamic terrorism.

Those charged with terrorist acts must always be charged with the maximum the law allows rather than taking or offering plea bargans. 

Islamic jihad against non-Muslims has no time limits and will continue as long as there is Islam.

BTW, Amine Mohammed El Khalifi is not an "Alexandria man" but an illegal immigrant from Morocco merely residing in Alexandria, Virginia.

Alexandria man admits plot to bomb the Capitol

By Justin Jouvenal, The Washington Post

An Alexandria man pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to a plot to carry out a suicide bombing at the Capitol using what he thought were explosives supplied by al-Qaeda.

Amine Mohammed El Khalifi, 29, an illegal immigrant from Morocco, entered the plea to a charge of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction against federal property. Under an agreement with prosecutors, Khalifi’s prison sentence will be fixed at 25 to 30 years.

He could have faced a life sentence if he had been found guilty at trial.

Khalifi was arrested in February as he was heading to the Capitol with what he thought was a loaded handgun and an explosives-laden vest. Both were provided — and rendered inoperable — by undercover FBI agents.

Authorities said that Khalifi’s plot was a year in the making and that he had considered a number of targets, including a synagogue, a D.C. restaurant and a Northern Virginia office building. At one point, Khalifi detonated a test bomb in a West Virginia quarry in preparation for the Capitol attack.

Authorities said the public was never in danger during the elaborate sting operation.

“It was Mr. Khalifi at every step that was identifying targets and means to carry out the attacks,” Neil H. MacBride, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, said after the hearing in U.S. District Court in Alexandria.

Khalifi answered a judge’s questions but otherwise did not speak at the hearing. Clad in a prison jumpsuit and sporting a long, black beard, Khalifi appeared relaxed as he chatted with an attorney and waited for the hearing to begin.

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