NC Jury Convicts Three Muslims in Terror Plot

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A federal jury in North Carolina convicted three Muslin men Thursday for plotting to commit acts of terror.

The trial centered on a plot to carry out terrorist attacks on a U.S. Marine Corps base in Quantico, Va., and overseas targets.

According to prosecutors, Omar Aly Hassan, 22, Ziyad Yaghi, 21, and Hysen Sherifi, 24, raised money and trained with weapons to support the jihadist plot.
An American Muslim-convert led the small group of jihadists, which were based near Raleigh, N.C.

The three men were convicted after two days of deliberations.

Sherifi and Yaghi could receive life-sentences for their role in the plot. Hassan could to face up to 15 years in prison.


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