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Terrorists targeted Wash. military office, daycare

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Politics,Beltway Confidential,Joel Gehrke

Walli Mujahidh pleaded guilty today to plotting to use grenades and machine guns in an intended attack on a Seattle, Wash., installation that contained military offices and a federal daycare center; his co-conspirator, Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, will go to trial in May.

“I applaud the FBI, Seattle Police Department, and the Joint Terrorism Task Force for their work in disrupting this plot and bringing Walli Mujahidh to justice," said U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan in a statement. "I also want to thank the many leaders of the Muslim community who have worked with my office to ensure that acts of a few are not used to condemn the faith of many.”

"Mujahidh suggested going into the [facility]  with machine guns and grenades and killing everyone there," according to the press release.

Lisa Monaco, Assistant Attorney General for Nation Security, added that  “today’s plea underscores the threat posed by homegrown violent extremists and the need for continued vigilance to detect and dismantle their plots." Mujahidh is also known as Frederick Domingue, Jr., from Los Angeles, Calif. His accomplice was known as Joseph Anthony Davis, from Seattle, Wash.

Mujahidh faces 27 to 32 years in prison for "conspiracy to murder officers and agents of the United States, conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction and unlawful possession of a firearm." 

 

 

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