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Alabama terrorism: 2 convicted jihadists planned Holy wars abroad

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An Alabama terrorism case update says that two men, who were arrested and plead guilty to plotting a Holy war overseas in 2012, were convicted on Friday. An Alabama federal judge says the two Islamist terrorists showed no remorse for planning a Jihad and deserve the maximum sentences, according to a Dec. 20 Inquisitr news report.

The Alabama terrorism criminal case took the city of Mobile by surprise when locals learned two radical extremists were conspiring to wage a violent war in the African nation of Mauritania.

Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair and Randy "Rasheed" Wilson were handed 15-year sentences by U.S. District Judge Kristi DuBose on charges of a conspiracy to provide "material support to terrorists."

After combing through hours of voice recordings and electronic mails, based on an FBI investigation, the judge was convinced the pair was serious about killing as many people and causing as much carnage as possible. What's more, the convicted Alabama terrorists’ planned included the killing of unsuspecting Americans as well.

Most people in this courtroom support people's right to have whatever beliefs they want. But when a religion requires you to murder, that is crossing the line," said Judge DuBose.

Investigators say Abukhdair and Wilson furthered their terror plans by buying plane tickets Morocco, but were arrested in Georgia by federal authorities at separate locations.

Sources say Abukhdair, a New Yorker, met Wilson in 2011 online, where both had a common interest in extremist ideology. Apparently, after getting into trouble with Egyptian authorities on similar matters back in 2011, Abukhdair moved in with Wilson's family at their Mobile home.

Thanks to competent work of authorities, the terrorism plot in Alabama was foiled with no loss of life and property.

Prior to the judge's sentence, Wilson's attorney suggested his client is no terrorists and is being targeted for his free speech.

I ask you to punish Randy Wilson, not Osama bin Laden or any of these other people. This is basically a case of outing Randy Wilson because he said some terrible things," said attorney, Dom Soto.

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