“There is no current evidence that materially connects any of the terror plots recently revealed.Â However, I have taken sentences directly from FBI press releases, and FBI investigative documents, and highlighted the clear connection below .Â These plots are all tied together by one thing: a global ideology that is self-identified by its believers as jihadist, or “jihadiyya”. It is hard to ignore this fact Â when in these cases below several of these men very clearly, and very directly, state that they followed this ideology (jihad), and wanted to kill.
I find this connection disturbing seeing as these plots come on the heels of the Administration’sÂ efforts to rename ‘jihadists’ – which is what they call themselves – ‘violent extremists’.”
– US Rep. Sue Myrick
FBI Arrests Jordanian Citizen for Attempting to Bomb Skyscraper in Downtown Dallas:“Smadi made clear his intention to serve as a soldier for Usama Bin Laden and al Qaeda, and to conduct violent jihad.”
Illinois Man Arrested in Plot to Bomb Courthouse and Murder Federal Employees:“…Finton expressed his desire to receive military training and to travel to Gaza or other overseas locations to become a jihadist fighter.”
NC Boyd Caseâ€”New Charges…Possible Target was Marine Corps Base Quantico: “According to the indictment, during the period from 1989 through 1992, Daniel Boyd traveled to Pakistan and Afghanistan where he received military-style training in terrorist training camps for the purpose of engaging inÂ violent jihad.”
NY Transit Terror Case- indictment handed down- conspiracy to use weapons of mass destructionâ€”explosive bombsâ€”in the United States: Zazi has told FBI investigators that he “attended courses at an al Qaeda training facility” while in Pakistan.
Brooklyn Resident Indicted for the Conspiracy to Commit Murder Overseas and Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to Terrorists:“According to the indictment and other documents filed by the government, in early January 2009, Kaziu devised a plan to travel abroad for the purpose ofÂ joining a radical foreign fighter group and to take up arms against perceived enemies of Islam.”