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29 Jul, 2009 22:02

International jihad network uncovered in US

US authorities say they are searching for the eighth member of a group that is suspected of plotting terror attacks in foreign countries.

Seven people from the state of North Carolina have been accused of plotting terrorist attacks and have been charged with conspiracy to kill, kidnap and maim. They are believed to be a part of international jihad group.

Apparently this group has been led by 39-year-old Daniel Patrick Boyd, who received terrorist training in Afghanistan and Pakistan years ago, only to come back to the US to use what he learned and recruit people in the US who would be ready to die as martyrs.

“Daniel Patrick Boyd has recruited his children who, on 9/11, were between 10 and 11 years old and he recruited other members of American society including immigrants, such as men coming from Kosovo,” according to Dr. Walid Phares, a senior fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies in Washington.

“This is not just a local protest group. We are talking about membership in an international jihad organization which could aim, not just at Afghanistan or Pakistan, but could be a part of networks that struck in Mumbai, in Madrid, in Jakarta or in Beslan.”