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					Foiled Terror Plots Against America Since 9/11
Thursday, September 11, 2008 – FOX NEWS By Joseph Abrams and Jonathan Passantino
                                                                  training camp in Pakistan; father convicted of
                                                                  customs violation.
                                                                  • August 2005, Kevin James, Levar Haley
                                                                  Washington, Gregory Vernon Patterson and
                                                                  Hammad Riaz Samana: Los Angeles homegrown
                                                                  terrorists who plotted to attack National Guard,
                                                                  LAX, two synagogues and Israeli consulate.
                                                                  • December 2005, Michael Reynolds: Plotted to
                                                                  blow up natural gas refinery in Wyoming, the
                                                                  Transcontinental Pipeline, and a refinery in New
                                                                  Jersey. Reynolds was sentenced to 30 years in
                                                                  prison.
                                                                  • February 2006, Mohammad Zaki Amawi,
                                                                  Marwan Othman El-Hindi and Zand Wassim
Sep. 10, 2008: A test of the "Tribute in Light" illuminates the   Mazloum: Accused of providing material support
sky over the World Trade Center site in New York.                 to terrorists, making bombs for use in Iraq.
                                                                  • April 2006, Syed Haris Ahmed and Ehsanul
The following is a list of known terror                           Islam Sadequee: Cased and videotaped the
plots thwarted by the U.S. government                             Capitol and World Bank for a terrorist organization.
since Sept. 11, 2001.
                                                                  • June 2006, Narseal Batiste, Patrick Abraham,
• December 2001, Richard Reid: British citizen                    Stanley Grant Phanor, Naudimar Herrera, Burson
attempted to ignite shoe bomb on flight from Paris                Augustin, Lyglenson Lemorin, and Rotschild
to Miami.                                                         Augstine: Accused of plotting to blow up the
                                                                  Sears Tower.
• May 2002, Jose Padilla: American citizen
accused of seeking radioactive-laced "dirty bomb"                 • July 2006, Assem Hammoud: Accused of
to use in an attack against Amrica. Padilla was                   plotting to bomb New York City train tunnels.
convicted of conspiracy in August, 2007.
                                                                  • August 2006, Liquid Explosives Plot: Thwarted
• September 2002, Lackawanna Six: American                        plot to explode ten airliners over the United States.
citizens of Yemeni origin convicted of supporting
Al Qaeda after attending jihadist camp in                         • March 2007, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed:
                                                                  Mastermind of Sept. 11 and author of numerous
Pakistan. Five of six were from Lackawanna, N.Y.
                                                                  plots confessed in court in March 2007 to planning
• May 2003, Iyman Faris: American citizen                         to destroy skyscrapers in New York, Los Angeles
charged with plotting to use blowtorches to                       and Chicago. Mohammedalso plotted to
collapse the Brooklyn Bridge.                                     assassinate Pope John Paul II and former
                                                                  President Bill Clinton.
• June 2003, Virginia Jihad Network: Eleven men
from Alexandria, Va., trained for jihad against                   • May 2007, Fort Dix Plot: Six men accused of
American soldiers, convicted of violating the                     plotting to attack Fort Dix Army base in New
Neutrality Act, conspiracy.                                       Jersey. The plan included attacking and killing
                                                                  soldiers using assault rifles and grenades.
• August 2004, Dhiren Barot: Indian-born leader of
terror cell plotted bombings on financial centers                 • June 2007, JFK Plot: Four men are accused of
(see additional images).                                          plotting to blow up fuel arteries that run through
                                                                  residential neighborhoods at JFK Airport in New
• August 2004, James Elshafay and Shahawar
                                                                  York.
Matin Siraj: Sought to plant bomb at New York's
Penn Station during the Republican National                       • September 2007, German authorities disrupt a
Convention.                                                       terrorist cell that was planning attacks on military
                                                                  installations and facilities used by Americans in
• August 2004, Yassin Aref and Mohammed
                                                                  Germany. The Germans arrested three suspected
Hossain: Plotted to assassinate a Pakistani
                                                                  members of the Islamic Jihad Union, a group that
diplomat on American soil.
                                                                  has links to Al Qaeda and supports Al Qaeda's
• June 2005, Father and son Umer Hayat and                        global jihadist agenda.
Hamid Hayat: Son convicted of attending terrorist

				
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