North Carolina man pleads guilty to terrorism conspiracy

terror conspiracyAfter pleading guilty to a Federal terrorism conspiracy charge, a North Carolina man could face up to 15 years in prison according to the prosecutors.

It was on Tuesday, Zakaria Boyd, 22, who is one of the eight defendants, entered a guilty plea in U.S District Court in Raleigh, North Carolina.

It was in 2009, he along with his father and brother were indicted on charges of conspiring to provide money, transportation, training and other resources to jihadist recruits.

It was on February, his father, Daniel P. Boyd, pleaded guilty to two counts of terrorism conspiracy. The other co-defendants remaining, who are currently in the custody of United States, are scheduled to go on trial in September.

As per the indictment, the Boyds and their alleged co-conspirators offered money and weapons training to aspiring terrorists and they were even ready to die as martyrs for their jihadist cause. It also stated that, the defendants also solicited donations, obtained assault weapons and inculcated others in the belief that committing acts of violence against perceived enemies of Islam is a requirement of their faith.

The court record clearly stated that, these alleged co-conspirators also plotted to kill U.S military personnel in a plan to attack the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia.

Sherifi, a native of Kosovo, is a U.S legal permanent resident in North Carolina whereas Boyds and other co-defendants, namely, Mohammed Omar Aly Hassan, Anes Subasic, Jude Kenan Mohammad, Ziyad Yaghi are citizens of U.S.

Report by Sharika