August 4, 2009 in Nation/World

Eighth jihad suspect named

Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. – A 20-year-old U.S. citizen who traveled to Pakistan in 2008 “to engage in violent jihad” has been named as the eighth suspect in a North Carolina terrorism case.

Jude Kenan Mohammad is charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists and conspiracy to murder, kidnap, maim and injure persons in a foreign country, according to a newly unsealed indictment. The indictment specifically mentions Mohammad’s trip to Pakistan in October 2008. Authorities have said he is not in custody and is believed to be in Pakistan.

Mohammad’s uncle, Evan Risueno, scoffed at the accusations.

“I think it’s ridiculous,” said Risueno, who helped raise Mohammad. “He’s not that kind of kid.”

The indictment alleges that Daniel Boyd, 39, bought guns and led the group of men who were planning to kidnap, kill and maim people in other countries.

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