It’s Okay, It’s Just Jihad, Not Terrorism


Va. suspects in Pakistan say mission was jihad not terrorism

Five men arrested in Pakistan indicated Monday that they plan to fight terrorism charges that Pakistani police are recommending by using a strategy seen in U.S. courtrooms: that they were preparing for jihad but not planning any terror attacks.

The men told a Pakistani court that they had neither sought nor established contact with extremist groups, and traveled to the region only “to help the helpless Muslims,” according to their Pakistani attorney. As they entered the courtroom, one of the men, Ramy Zamzam, told reporters: “We are not terrorists. We are jihadists, and jihad is not terrorism.”

No charges were filed during the hearing in Sargodha, but Pakistani police said their formal recommendation that the men be charged under anti-terrorism laws — and sentenced to life in prison — would be filed by Tuesday. A judge would decide whether to prosecute the five Americans, who are due back in court on Jan. 18.

The men, all from the Alexandria area, left the United States shortly after Thanksgiving without telling their parents, who alerted the FBI. They were arrested Dec. 8 at the family home of Khalid Farooq Chaudhry, the father of one of the men, Umar Chaudhry. The elder Chaudhry was released from custody on Monday by the judge because of insufficient evidence against him, officials said.

Pakistani police say the men were in contact with a Taliban recruiter, were seeking to join al-Qaeda and came to Pakistan to carry out terrorist acts. The FBI is also investigating the men, and officials have said the Justice Department is likely to consider charges in the United States.

See also:
Five men detained in Pakistan deny ties to Al Qaeda in court
Detainees Deny Plotting Terror
U.S. Suspects in Pakistan Invoke Jihad, Not Terrorism
Five Americans say no plan to attack inside Pakistan
5 American terror suspects appear in Pakistan court
American terror suspects’ trial in Pakistan: Conviction may be tough
Pak court remands American Muslim youths to judicial custody

See? They’re jihadis, not terrorists, they’re just misunderstood.

/just the good ol’ boys, never meanin’ no harm

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One Response

  1. Jihad, Terrorism etc. are muslim ploy to to mislead the world. These muslims are being systematically radicalized in Saudi funded madrasas all over the world.

    These muslim religious fanatics are cancers in modern day civilization and the cure is simple ….. the big stick …….. !

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