NC terrorism convict faces new beheading plot case

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Submitted: Wed, 02/22/2012 - 5:42pm
Updated: Wed, 02/22/2012 - 5:48pm

Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — A North Carolina man convicted in a homegrown terrorism plot faces new charges for attempting to hire a hit man to behead three witnesses who testified against him.

Hysen Sherifi of Raleigh was indicted on nine counts Tuesday, accused of plotting with his younger brother and a female friend to pay a hit man to carry out the killings. Court records say an FBI informant accepted $5,000 in payment and then provided faked photos appearing to show a beheaded corpse as confirmation of the hit.

Shkumbin Sherifi and Nevine Aly Elshiekh were arrested last month. They face additional charges in the new indictment.

Hysen Sherifi, now in federal custody in the New Hanover County Jail, was sentenced in January to 45 years in prison for a plot to attack the US Marine base at Quantico, VA, and targets overseas.

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6 Comments on "NC terrorism convict faces new beheading plot case"

2015 years 8 months ago

You must be a complete IDIOT to have forgotten what 9/11 was all about. Even MORE of an idiot to forget the terrorism of Fort Hood by a jihadist hell bent to kill more innocent Americans. You have forgotten about the wrath of Osama Bin Laden. You have forgotten that it is the method, the madness and the intent to kill Americans because the Muslims consider us infidels.

Every race and religion of people have their kooks, just part of life. But when an entire sect of religion endorses the murder of innocent individuals simply because they don’t have the same beliefs, we have a MAJOR problem.

Like I said you can tolerate all you want. I’ll keep my mouth shut, my ears open and my eyes peeled. I am fully prepared to respond if necessary!

2015 years 8 months ago

Have you forgotten the CHRISTIANS that have bombed places? Or the crusades? I guess I should be suspect of every Church now as well, maybe they are teaching kids that you can sell your daughter as a slave (in the bible)….every RELIGION has its nuts. You CANNOT single out a whole group of people and say that they are all bad because a few people are crazy. It’s called tolerance, I suggest you learn it or you are surely going to be a miserable person for the rest of your life.

average joe
2015 years 8 months ago

9/11 was brought about by Islamic EXTREMISTS, not by Muslims as a whole. I have many friends who are Muslims and they are just regular people. There has been more senseless killing by Catholics and Christians over the centuries than most people want to admit. The crusades, the Nazi regime, the KKK all have killed to “cleanse” the Earth of the “impure” non-Christians. The idea that all Muslims are dangerous and should not be trusted is a pathetic, tired way of thinking. That kind of intolerant attitude is what perpetuates the hatred and terrorism. Those folks are just plain NUTS and do not represent an entire society or community. If you want to go ahead and fuel the fury of the terrorists with your attitude, go right ahead. They love and prey on your fear. I choose to take the higher road.

Government Mule
2015 years 8 months ago

but, Arabic-speaking students now make up the second largest language group in the New Hanover County School System. This should turn out well, right kids? Big open arms hugs n kisses all around. Pine Valley Elementary School has the highest concentration of Arabic-speaking students at 6 percent of its population. Also, with the growth in Arabic-speaking students in the district has been a growth in the Muslim community, especially at the area’s largest mosque, Islamic Center of Wilmington. I wonder if they teach the meaning of Jihad or review Sharia law with your Elementary student at Pine Valley. Principal Rebecca Higgins Opgrand has said: “religion is not why we’re here. We’re here to love their children.” Back when I went to school it was to get a good education…

2015 years 8 months ago

I thought school was all about education as well.

Peyton Garrett
2015 years 8 months ago

This fellow needs a dose of his own medicine.