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Local Man Accused Of Waging Muslim Holy War Against U.S. Denied Bail

Arifeen David Gojali, 21, could face 15 years in federal prison if convicted of providing material support to terrorists for the purpose of harming U.S. citizens and destroying U.S. property abroad.

Bail was denied today for a Riverside man who is one of four people accused of plotting to wage Muslim holy war against American troops overseas.

Arifeen David Gojali, 21, could face 15 years in federal prison if convicted of providing material support to terrorists for the purpose of harming U.S. citizens and destroying U.S. property abroad.

Gojali, Ralph Deleon, 23, of Ontario, Sohiel Omar Kabir, 34, a former Pomona resident, and Miguel Alejandro Santana Vidriales, 21, a permanent resident of Mexico who lived in Upland, were charged Nov. 16 following an FBI investigation.

Deleon and Vidriales are being held without bail. Kabir is in federal custody in his native Afghanistan.

According to the criminal complaint, the defendants conspired to:

-- kill, kidnap, maim or injure persons and damage property in a foreign country;

-- attempt to kill officers and employees of the United States;

-- conspire to use a weapon of mass destruction outside the United States; and

-- bomb places of public use and government facilities.

Prosecutors say that in 2010, Kabir introduced Deleon and Vidriales to radical Islamic doctrine, using lectures and essays by U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who was regarded by U.S. officials a key figure of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula until he was killed in a CIA drone strike in Yemen in 2011.

Kabir went to Afghanistan in July, maintaining contact with his co- defendants. He had told them to follow him to Afghanistan, where he would introduce them to Taliban and al-Qaida operatives for training, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Deleon and Vidriales unwittingly told an FBI informant that they planned to travel to Afghanistan to engage in violent jihad, targeting overseas American military personnel and bases, according to prosecutors.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Riverside-based Joint Terrorism Task Force, which is made up of members from the Riverside and San Bernardino County sheriff's departments; the Riverside, Beaumont and Ontario police departments; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; the U.S. Attorney's Office; and the FBI.

5150 November 27, 2012 at 04:16 AM
hang the bastard!!
censored messenger November 27, 2012 at 04:52 PM
The very FBI agent who RECRUITED them, ARRESTED them!! It is nothing but entrapment. Another sham case to make Americans feel insecure and clamor for "hang the bastard"....while your constitutional rights are stripped.....
SA November 27, 2012 at 08:43 PM
Will you please do yourself a favor and lookup entrapment? I did it for you Black’s Law Dictionary Abridged 5th Edition defines entrapment as follows … The act of officers of agents of the government in inducing a person to commit a crime not contemplated by him, for the purpose of instituting a criminal prosecution against him … What you are implying is that the Director of the FBI, Robert Mueler, woke up and decided to force four Muslims to plot a terrorist act against American Soldiers. Then just for kicks, politely asked one of said Muslims to openly carry Jihad propaganda, across the U.S. Mexico border.
Galactic Cannibal November 28, 2012 at 01:29 AM
The USA is but one large ghetto on Planet Earth. The largest ghetto (by land mass) is Russia. People try to think outside your conditioned parochial box (the man manufactured country). Our Planet Earth is everything, it has all the natural resources to sustain life , but sadly it is infected with a virus , a parasite called Man (the humans). Democrats, Republicans , Tories, Labor, Communists, they all mean nothing in time. The Pharaohs built the great pyramids using slaves . Today they are all gone and the decaying pyramids are sad tourist attractions to the ignorant human masses.. In 10,000 years from now Islam, and all those other evil crowd control religions will be gone. .
Galactic Cannibal November 28, 2012 at 01:44 AM
How do you think humans lived 10,000 years ago......just like animals striving for daily survival. So in the year 12012 910,000 years hence) how do you think humans will live , . Just the same, like animals. But at its current rate of population growth, the planet's human population of parasites, will exceed 400 billion.. Example California if it still exists, would have a population of almost 2 billion.. Think and act outside your conditioned parochial box ...Dudes and Dudettes. Respect the planet its all we've got.
Galactic Cannibal November 28, 2012 at 01:49 AM
correction to my last post year 12012910,000 years should read year 12012 (10,000 years hence)
David Shisler November 28, 2012 at 02:10 AM
Thanks for the laugh

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