He was subsequently sentenced to 10 years in jail per the terms of a plea agreement. After being released from prison, Abdi was deported to his home country of Somalia in 2012. 9. Seven members of a terrorist cell led by Dhiren Barot were arrested for plotting to attack the New York Stock Exchange and other financial institutions in New York, Washington, D. They were later accused of planning attacks in England.The plots included a “memorable black day of terror” that would have included detonating a dirty bomb.Fifty-three of these plots were thwarted long before the public was ever in danger, due in large part to the concerted efforts of U. The best way to protect the United States from the continued threat of terrorism is to ensure a strong and capable domestic counterterrorism enterprise—and to understand the continuing nature of the terror threat. While there has not been a catastrophe on the scale of 9/11 in the past 12 years, terrorists have succeeded in attacking the homeland four times: (1) the intentional driving of an SUV into a crowd of students at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill in 2006; (2) the shooting at an army recruitment office in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 2009; (3) the shooting by U. Army Major Nidal Hasan at Fort Hood, also in 2009; and (4) the bombings in Boston.The bombings in Boston are not likely to be the last such attempt to attack the U. Of the 60 plots, 49 could be considered homegrown terror plots.Khan is said to have been in contact with 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed and planned to bomb underground storage tanks at Maryland gas stations. Uzair was convicted and sentenced to 30 years in prison.Saifullah Paracha, Uzair’s father, a 64-year-old citizen of Pakistan and resident alien of the U.The brazen terrorist attack killed three people, injured and maimed hundreds more, and shocked the nation.Despite being long recognized as a potential threat by law enforcement and intelligence, few Americans had considered the use of an improvised explosive device (IED) on American soil. Congress and the Administration should: In 2007, The Heritage Foundation began tracking post-9/11terrorist plots against the United States.
The authorities stated that the Virginia men had used paintball games to train and prepare for battle.He was arrested while attending Medina University in Saudi Arabia, where he had joined an al-Qaeda cell.His plans, according to authorities, were to kill President Bush and then establish an al-Qaeda cell in the United States, with himself as the head. He was convicted by an American court on November 22, 2005, and sentenced to life in prison on July 27, 2009, overturning a 2006 sentence of 30 years that was ruled to be too lenient. 7. Eleven men were arrested in Alexandria, Virginia, for weapons counts and for violating the Neutrality Acts, which prohibit U. citizens and residents from attacking countries with which the United States is at peace. Upon further investigation, the remaining seven were indicted on additional charges of conspiring to support terrorist organizations.S., along with the shipment of ready-made explosives. 5. Faced with the additional security, Faris and his superiors called off the attack. Faris pleaded guilty to conspiracy and providing material support to al-Qaeda and was later sentenced in federal district court to 20 years in prison, the maximum allowed under his plea agreement. 6. Ahmed Omar Abu Ali is an American citizen of Jordanian descent who was arrested in Saudi Arabia on charges that he conspired to kill President George W.
Bush, hijack airplanes, and provide support to al-Qaeda.Ali Asad Chandia received 15 years for supporting Lashkar-e-Tayyiba. Randall Todd Royer, Ibrahim al-Hamdi, Yong Ki Kwon, Khwaja Mahmood Hasan, Muhammed Aatique, and Donald T. Abdi, a Somali citizen living in Columbus, Ohio, was arrested and charged in a plot to bomb a local shopping mall.