Shaker Masri (US) Arrested for Terror

Posted: October 1, 2010 in Arrested For Terror, Jihadi Personalities, Shaker Masri

The enemy among us.

I am sure Christiane Amanpour is working feverishly to book Masri on her panel on Islam in America, to explain why this is all our fault (or Israel’s fault, at the very least).

Chicago Man Indicted for Allegedly Attempting to Provide Material Support to a Foreign Terrorist Organization FBI (hat tip Davida)

CHICAGO—A Chicago man who was arrested last month for allegedly planning to travel to Somalia and engage in fighting with a foreign terrorist organization, was indicted on the same charges by a federal grand jury, Patrick J. Fitzgerald, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, and Robert D. Grant, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Office of the FBI, announced today.

Shaker Masri, 27, who lived in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood, was indicted on one count of attempting to provide material support to al Shabaab, a designated foreign terrorist organization, and one count of attempting to provide material support by use of a weapon of mass destruction outside the United States. He will be arraigned at a later date in U.S. District Court.

Masri was arrested on Aug. 3 by members of the Chicago FBI’s Joint Terrorism task Force (JTTF), just hours before he was scheduled to leave Chicago en route to Somalia. Since then, he was ordered detained in federal custody without bond.

According to a criminal complaint filed at the time his arrest, Masri, a U.S. citizen, began espousing increasingly violent views to an individual he befriended in early 2009, and later began to openly express a desire to participate in a “jihad” and to fight against what he characterized as “infidels.” During the weeks before his arrest, Masri began to actively plan a trip to Somalia, where he hoped to join the specially designated terrorist group al Shabaab and commit a suicide attack targeting “infidels,” the complaint alleged.

  1. some one know shaker says:

    some one know shaker said…
    your principles says he is innocent till proof not !
    so why not wait and see , FBI job is to protect american not to frame them and set trap for them
    the man was going to LA in one way ticket that illegal for american muslem to do , he left all his belonging at home , just working for NGO for muslem make you criminal
    so lets wait and see , the same man working with the FBI to in-frame shaker was living him in his home with his children – just to ask if shaker is a terror minded man how can he trust him for his family
    i just want any one to say shaker ever have problem with him or any one , so he was wrong to talk rapish , but american can talk freely to my understanding,

    • Bo Perrin says:

      It is true a Muslim is innocent until proven guilty. It is true that merely working for an NGO does not a Muslim a criminal. It is true that a Muslim can speak freely, within the bounds of the law, in America. Then why don’t you give the same benefit to the FBI? You have already judged them because you claim, with no evidence, that he FBI framed and set a trap from this individual. You clearly live by a double standard. As for innocent til proven guilty that the job of the court system and when someone is arrested, and the FBI has very strict rules to operate by, it will be reported and I will post it for all of America to see. If he is found innocent that will be posted as well.

  2. some one know shaker says:

    (expletive) the terrorist of any kind < i like your counting meter , just to remind you , american army legally kill over 1,000,000 in iraq and displace 5,000,000 and 500,000 women lost their hosband and 4,000,000 lost father and many more every american has 450 K to pay off ,
    so why not sit and think wise for one more time,
    and try to get the number for afganistan too
    all the best

    • Bo Perrin says:

      I am glad you are against any terrorist. To remind me? No, sir. I know what happened in Iraq and in Afghanistan and you implication that the American military is merely there to merely kill people is false. Frankly, if you write again and falsely accuse the American military of such nonsense I will not post it. Fair and advanced warning.

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