Saturday, July 14, 2012

Uzbek man gets more than 15 years for Obama threat

This is good.  But, a mere fifteen year sentence is not.  All Islamic terrorist activity should be meted out a sentence of life without parole.  The reason being that the Islamic Jihad against the non-Muslim world has no time limits.  As a matter of fact it has been going on for 1,400 years.  As we have seen many released terrorists return to active attacks against the West. 

Not only should Islamic terrorists be incarcerated for life, they must be segregated from common criminals to preclude them from recruiting others to Islam. 

This terrorist's lawyer tried to claim that he was radicalized on the internet.  But that's only a shallow excuse.  The true radicalizing agent is Islam.  And by the by, this really isn't being radical, it's just following the edicts of the Quran and being a good Muslim.


Uzbek man gets more than 15 years for Obama threat


The Associated Press
Posted Jul 13, 2012 @ 02:40 PM

An Uzbek man who once worked at a shopping mall in Alabama was sentenced Friday to more than 15 years in prison for plotting to kill President Barack Obama.

U.S. District Judge Abdul K. Kallon imposed the sentence Friday on Ulugbek Kodirov, 22. He had faced up to 30 years in prison.

Defense attorney Lance Bell argued that Kodirov — who had the equivalent of a nursing degree in his native country before he moved first to New York and then Alabama — had accepted responsibility for his actions and was trying to straighten out his life. He said Kodirov wasn't "a big, bad terrorist."

"I'm not calling him a victim, but he's a victim to a degree of social media," Bell said.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Whisonant said Kodirov would have tried to kill Obama and a foreign group would have taken credit if he had not been arrested a year ago.

"This case is an example of how our youth can be radicalized by the propaganda and lies on the Internet," Whisonant told the judge.

Kodirov pleaded guilty in February to threatening to kill the president, providing material support to terrorism and unlawfully possessing a firearm. He said he came up with the plan to kill Obama as he campaigned for re-election after communicating over the Internet with a man he believed to be a member of an Uzbek Islamic group the United States classifies as a terrorist organization.

Members of the Islamic community in Birmingham helped in the case against Kodirov, prosecutors said.

With limited proficiency in English, Kodirov worked seven days a week in a kiosk at a large shopping mall in the Birmingham suburb of Hoover before his arrest, the defense said.

A complaint said Kodirov contacted an unidentified person trying to buy weapons in early July 2011, and that person became a confidential source for the government. Accompanied by the witness, Kodirov purchased a Sendra M115A1 automatic rifle from an undercover agent at a Birmingham-area motel and made a final threat against the president, authorities said. The agent also gave Kodirov four hand grenades with the powder removed.

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