A North Carolina man admitted in court that he recruited young men to help to plan a "terror attack" overseas. Daniel Boyd, a devout Muslim, accepted a plea deal in the case.
Authorities say the plot proves "homegrown terrorists" are a real threat. Boyd, who trained in Pakistan and Afghanistan, admitted he set up his own training camp to train men to kill, kidnap, and mutilate overseas. None of the plans were carried out.
The conspiracy involved a total of seven men, including two of his sons, Zakariya, 20, and Dylan, 22.
"Homegrown terrorism is the greatest threat we're facing in the homeland. The radicalization of Muslims here in our country is a serious threat," attorney George Holding said.
The case also drew attention to the recruitment of young radicals. In court, Boyd admitted to influencing the younger suspects, including his sons, charged in the same terror plot.
Boyd will return to federal court in May when a judge will decide whether he'll spend the rest of his life in prison.