Would-Be Jihadists Arrested by Los Angeles FBI


Frontpage recently noted that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been handing out awards to mosques. Frontpage should also note that the FBI has not neglected its undercover work against terrorism. That work has now culminated in the recent arrest of four Muslims eager for “violent jihad.”

The more I think about it, the more it excites me. . . I wanna do C-4s if I could put one of these trucks right here with my, with that. Just drive into, like, the baddest military base.  .  . If I’m gonna do that, I’m gonna take out a whole base. Might as well make it, like, big, ya know.

That is from FBI surveillance of Miguel Alejandro Santana, a 2010 convert to Islam and Mexican national awaiting U.S. citizenship. Also arrested were:  Sohiel Omar Kabir, 34, a naturalized U.S citizen born in Afghanistan who served in the U.S. Air Force from 2000-2001; Ralph Deleon, 23, of Ontario, Ca., a resident alien born in the Philippines; and Arifeen David Gojali, 21, a U.S. citizen from Riverside, California.

According to the FBI complaint of November 16, Kabir recruited the others with the violent jihad doctrines of Anwar al-Awlaki, an al-Qaida leader killed in 2011. The FBI also notes a fatwah issued by Ayman Al-Zawahiri, that calls “on every Muslim who believes in God and wishes to be rewarded to comply with God’s order to kill the Americans and plunder their money wherever and whenever they find it.”

The FBI complaint goes into considerable detail on the recruits’ weapons training, name changes, travel plans and so forth. The surveillance also revealed their keen interest in killing on behalf of al-Qaida and the Taliban. That was most pronounced in Miguel Alejandro Santana who said he “accepted Islam without knowing anything about it other than it was the truth.” It was a place where he could “fit in and actually be able to fight for something that’s right.” In his old life, he said, he always looked for violence.

Santana outlined seven or eight targets including the U.S. Air Force, the UN and “yahud,” (Jews), mercenaries and private contractors. He wanted to “help the brothers pave the way to Jerusalem”  and told the others “I’d cut all their throats if I ever had the chance.”

Asked how it would feel to take an “American, British, Jew, a wack Muslim ok and take him out,” Santana replied that he had “no problem before taking life. I don’t know why I would have a problem now.” It didn’t matter if those he killed had a wife and kids. “It’s gonna feel good insha’Allah,” the Muslim convert said.

Santana also said Yemen was a good place because “they actually take over the cities and enforce sharia law.” But some Muslims needed to be “taken out” because they were not on the right side.

In the same vein, Ralph Deleon said he would not have a problem killing “if it’s for Allah. . . The least I can do is blow his brains out and send him to janannam (hell).” De Leon said that Omar Kabir was “basically a mujahid walking the streets of LA.” Arifeen David Gojali told Deleon “the shit just got real, son.” He wasn’t kidding.

The four eager jihadists booked flights from Mexico City to Istanbul but were arrested on November 15 only two days before departure. If convicted they face 15 years in prison for plotting to kill Americans and destroy U.S. targets overseas, title 18 United States Code, Section 2339A as the FBI complaint says. But the FBI surveillance revealed more than a terrorist plot.

If a man of 21 told US. Army recruiters he wanted to join the military in order to kill Muslims, along with Americans who didn’t have the right beliefs, he would be shown the door. With Islamic jihad recruiters, on the other hand, the desire to kill is the primary qualification, and a violent past a positive asset. In violent jihad, as in George Orwell’s Animal Farm, rats are comrades.

“I’d cut all their throats if I ever had the chance,” Miguel Alejandro Santana said. “It’s gonna feel good insha’Allah.”

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  • Mary Sue

    Those guys are straight up ___ked in the head. Especially the dude that accepted Islam unquestioningly without even knowing a thing about it.

  • Tanner

    15 years in prison is nothing. Based on the comments the radical Islamists just said, they are not worth tasting freedom ever again. The authorities should either have these guys life in prison or the death penalty. I prefer the death penalty for the safety of our security and country. If a sex-trafficker said that he was going to continue kidnapping and rapping girls after he gets out of prison, then it makes sense for his punishment to increase big time, life in prison or death penalty. It makes sense to do so if you really care about your people and country. 15 years won't do. It's a zero sum game, because the chances of these guys of planning to kill again is more than likely.

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    Look, the Islamic foxes, within the hen house, have been growing. They have become ever more brazen, now that the Islamist-in-Chief is re-installed. Of course, the FBI will do what they can to root them out, but it is the wayward Commander-in-Chief who holds sway. And the jihadists know it too.
    http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/10/30/islamic-foxes

    'Lone' wolves or not, the fact of the matter is that their underpinnings are DEEP within the body politic. Yes, they are. Tracing/tracking them for well over a decade, and before it became fashionable to do so.

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel – http://www.adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • sharpsrifle

    Fifteen years? How about life without parole? How about taking a needle…or better, since they want to be "martyrs" so much, just hanging them in public!

    Only under Ovomit…or an immigration policy developed by Ted Kennedy…would these heaps of filth be let into the United States!

    • Mary Sue

      LOL Ovomit. Nice one. The kind of zinger I wish I'd thought of.

  • Steve Chavez

    What about "NON-VIOLENT JIHAD" by the American Left, Progressives, Communists, Congress, and Barack Obama?

    Look at all their policies that is actual jihad against our financial system.

    Look at all their policies in the Middle East and Israel.

    Look at all their policies against our way of life, against God, against wealth, against the American dream.

    The FBI has dismissed this movement even while in the 1980's when the CPUSA, and their thousands of fronts, were directly connected to the SOVIET KGB, the violent takeover of Central America, and now those Soviet dupes and fellow travelers, like BARACK OBAMA, run the United States. THE FBI IS A FRAUD. BUT THEY DID SAY THAT MY "NEW MEXICO IS THE MOST CORRUPT STATE IN THE UNION" all due to the Democrats like Bill Richardson and all the Pay to Play crimes, bribing by Judges who gave Richardson "envelopes" to be appointed, AND THE BEST, HIS BRIBING A LOVER WITH $250,000 in hush money and even got her a state job. WHERE IS THAT TRIAL? IS THE FBI TOO A POLITICAL ARM OF THE DEMOCRATS AND THAT'S WHY NOTHING EVER HAPPENS? Remember too that Eric Holder dismissed major Pay to Play investigations against Richardson, who was seeking a Cabinet position and is now showing his face again hoping it will be his turn when there is a turnover. HE IS A CRIMINAL AND THE FBI DOES NOTHING!!!!

  • Zionista

    This is why the death cult of islam is so popular in prisons. It has a special appeal for angry, violent men – a 'religion' that enables them to act on their violent and hateful impulses under the guise of being 'religious'. islam – the religion of losers

  • daniel metz

    this is what you get when you have open borders for these kinds of trash this is obummers kind of people that is why people flee to the suburbs to get away from this trash in the innercities, and it follows them much of the American cities have been reduced to crime infested crap holes that people are not safe to be around, and this is spreadin all over America

  • cynthiacurran

    Note one is an hispanic immirgant from Mexico. So Mexicans like asians, blacks and whites are also being converted to Islam.

    • Mary Sue

      If a person is black or hispanic and has been to jail, chances are high of conversion to Islam.

  • UCSPanther

    Thank goodness for small favors that most of these Jihad wannabes are idiots.

    • southwood

      You would have to be dense to convert to Islam in the first place, but that Mexican converted without knowing anything about it, just that it was "the truth" ! That's some mighty logical deduction process ! But, still there's method in the idiot's madness: he knew it would give him an outlet for his psychopathic urges.

  • shane

    Nice people from all over the world we are letting in….by the tens of thousands..

  • Ghostwriter

    With people like this,is it any wonder most Americans have little respect for Islam?

  • Grouchy Old Man

    I grew up in a home with a Christian Middle Eastern father so I claim some expertise in this matter. These folks do not think like we do and the sooner we realize that, the sooner we'll all be safe.

    So far the Islamic extremists are getting what they want from the present administration – but if that ever changes well, all heck will break loose. Appeasement never works, except for the aggressor. Barka, Chamberlain would be proud of you.

  • Stuart Parsons

    Oh my ! Allah the Mighty is going to be upset. You may be sure Famine, Flood and Pestilence are on its way.

  • JacksonPearson

    In a life and death struggle with evil, you can never compromise, accommodate or appease evil. You can never have a conversation with evil. Any appeasement of evil and you become part of the evil.

    You give evil RESPECTABILITY;
    You place evil on an EQUAL STATUS;
    You make the evil NORMAL.

    Appeasement only leads to more appeasement, and more appeasement, and finally, a life and death struggle.