Accused Seattle terrorist expresses religious, political viewson June 24, 2011 @ 11:12 am (Updated: 8:37 am - 6/26/11 )
Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, one of two men arrested and charged for plotting to attack a military recruiting station in Seattle, talks about foreign intervention in the Middle East.
"We degraded ourselves and now Muslims are killing each other instead of defending their religion. Now enemies of Islam, like the united snakes, are taking advantage of that."
According to charging documents , Abdul-Latif, said the attack would inspire other Muslims to carry out similar attacks.
"Imagine how many young Muslims, if we're successful, will try to hit these kinds of centers. Imagine how fearful America will be, and they'll know they can't push the Muslims around," said Abdul-Latif. "We're not only trying to kill people, we're trying to send a message. We're trying to get something that's gonna be on CNN and all over the world...That's what we want."
A source, who alerted law enforcement he was approached by Abdul-Latif for weapons, said Abdul-Latif admired Osama bin Laden and he had said that jihad in America should be a physical jihad, not just a media jihad.
The wife of apparent mastermind Abdul-Latif told KING 5 she did not believe her husband could have plotted the attack.
"He's not that type of person," she said. "I don't know if he got involved with bad people or something, but I don't have any idea."
But details in the charging documents reveal otherwise.
Abdul-Latif, along with the FBI source and the second man arrested, Walli Mujahidh, a.k.a. Frederick Domingue, agreed upon roles in the attack. According to charging documents, Mujahidh would be "driver," the source would be "tactician," and Abdul-Lati would be "emir" or leader.
Abdul-Latif, ordered three rifles, ammunition, grenades, pistols, and bulletproof vests from the source working undercover for the FBI.
He also conducted reconnaissance at the military station to decide where to throw grenades and how to move through the building .
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