U.S. Born Terrorist Facing Life

Oct 3, 2017

An American born “al-Qaeda terrorist” is facing life in prison after a New York jury found him guilty of “conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction to attack an American base in Afghanistan.” Prosecutor Richard Tuckers said, “This guy is for real, and he is a bad guy. He is an honest-to-goodness al-Qaeda bad guy.” Other convictions included “conspiracy to murder U.S. nationals,” “conspiracy to bomb a government facility and conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists.” Farekh became “radicalized watching video recordings encouraging violent jihad, listened to jihadist lectures, including lectures by now-deceased . . . leader Anwar al-Awlaki.” He joined al Qaeda “and received training.” Muhanad Mahmoud al-Farekh participated in several terror incidents including an IED attack in 2009 on an American military base in Afghanistan. Farekh is expected to be sentenced in January of 2018.