Muslim Terrorist Tries To Murder American Federal Judge, Gets This Instead

  • 07/11/2017
  • Source: AAN
  • by: Remington Strelivo
A Muslim immigrant in Toledo, Ohio, has pleaded guilty for supporting terrorism—after he tried to arrange the killing of the federal judge who was overseeing his case.

Yahya Farooq Monhammad, a native of India, is one of four Ohio men who was accused of working to benefit al-Qaeda.

Mohammad, 39, who had studied engineering at Ohio State University, was charged in 2015 with providing $22,000 to former al-Qaeda propagandist Anwar al-Awlaki years earlier. Al-Awlaki, who was an American citizen, was killed in a controversial U.S. drone strike in Yemen in 2011.

On Monday, Mohammad pled guilty on Monday to one count of conspiracy to provide and conceal material support or resources to terrorists.

Mohammad also pled guilty for solicitation to commit a crime of violent, after it came to light that he tried to have the judge who was hearing his case assassinated. Mohammad had asked a fellow inmate to help him find a hitman to kill U.S. District Judge Jack Zouhary, and he was later caught offering $15,000 to an undercover FBI agent.

"He is a dangerous criminal who deserves a long prison sentence," said David Sierleja, the acting U.S. attorney for northern Ohio.

Despite Mohammad’s attorneys claiming that the government didn’t have a strong case, Mohammad pled guilty and accepted a sentence of 27 1/2 years. Had he stood trial, he could have received a life sentence.
 Source: AAN
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