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DOMESTIC TERRORISM CASE: Anes Subasic

Name

SUBASIC, Anes

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Employee Type

Civilian

Military Rank

N/A

Clearance Level

N/A

Terrorist Organization Affiliated With

Traveled to Kosovo in July 2008 to engage in violent jihad.

Codename

Unknown

Dates of Involvement with Terrorism

No later than 09 November 2006 - at least July 2009.

Co-conspirators

BOYD, Daniel Patrick (ringleader)
BOYD, Dylan
BOYD, Zakariya
HASSAN, Mohammad Omar Aly
SHERIFI, Hysen
YAGHI, Ziyad
ASLLANI, Bajram (at large)
MOHAMMAD, Jude Kenan (at large)

Target(s) and Location

Kosovo, the conspirators also tried to do jihad in Israel and Jordan without much success.

Daniel Patrick BOYD also planned with SHERIFI on a possible conspiracy to attack the Marine Corps base at Quantico, VA.

Planned Operation

SHERIFI told a confidential human source that the brothers, including ASLLANI were planning on taking over Kosovo and conducting jihad. They were trying to find a place where they could keep weapons and ammunition. They also conspired to provide material support and resources that were to be used in the preparation for committing terrorist acts in a foreign country. The ultimate object of the conspiracy was to advance violent jihad against infidels. Some also wanted to die as suicide bombers.

Methodology

Daniel BOYD brought guns and ammunition in support of their conspiracy to find a country to do jihad. Solicited money to support violent jihad and their overseas travel.

Timeline

11 March 2006: Daniel Patrick BOYD traveled to Gaza and attempted to enter Palestine in order to introduce his son to individuals who also believed that violent jihad was a personal obligation for good Muslims.

07 October 2006: Ziyad YAGHI departed the U.S. for Jordan, to engage in violent jihad.

21 February 2007: Daniel BOYD, purchased airline tickets to Israel from the United States for himself and defendant Zakariya BOYD.

13 March 2007: Daniel BOYD purchased a Ruger mini 14 long gun.

29 March 29 2007: Daniel BOYD purchased airline tickets to Israel from the United States for defendant Dylan BOYD.

03 April 2007: Tickets were purchased for defendants Ziyad YAGHI and Mohammad Omar Aly HASSAN to travel from the United States to Israel.

12 June 2007: Defendants Daniel BOYD and Zakariya BOYD departed the U.S. for Tel Aviv, Israel.

13 June 2007: YAGHI and HASSAN departed Raleigh for Tel Aviv, Israel.

16 June 2007: Having failed in their attempt to engage in violent jihad, YAGHI returned to the United States.

21 June 2007: HASSAN returned to the United States.

18 July 2007: Daniel BOYD, Dylan BOYD, and Zakariya BOYD returned to the United States having failed in their attempt to engage in violent jihad. Upon his arrival in the United States, Daniel BOYD lied to agents of Customs and Border Protection during an interview at the Atlanta airport by denying that he had intended to meet up in Israel with defendants YAGHI and HASSAN.

02 August 2007: Daniel BOYD lied to agents of the FBI in Raleigh, North Carolina, by denying that he had intended to meet up in Israel with defendants YAGHI and HASSAN.

28 February 2008: Daniel BOYD solicited money to fund the travel of individuals overseas to engage in violent jihad.

18 April 2008: Daniel BOYD and Anes SUBASIC engaged in a coded conversation in which they discussed preparing to send two individuals overseas to engage in violent jihad.

28 April 2008: Daniel BOYD sent Hysen SHERIFI an e-mail which attached literature extolling the virtues of dying shahid.

07 June 2008: Daniel BOYD accepted five hundred dollars ($500) in cash from defendant Hysen SHERIFI to be used to help fund violent jihad overseas.

17 June 2008: Daniel BOYD showed SHERIFI how to use and operate a Kalashnikov (AK-47) in BOYD's living room.

30 July 2008: SHERIFI departed from Raleigh, North Carolina, to travel to Pristina, Kosovo, to engage in violent jihad.

30 July 2008: Bajram ASLLANI entered into what was an ongoing conspiracy.

07 October 2008: Jude MOHAMMAD departed the United States to travel to Pakistan to engage in violent jihad.

03 November 2008: Daniel BOYD, purchased a Mossburg 100 ATR .270 rifle and a Llama Comanche III .357 revolver.

06 November 2008: Daniel BOYD purchased a Century Arms AK Sporter 7.62 X 39 rifle.

11 November 2008: Daniel BOYD purchased a Ruger mini 30 7.62 X 39 rifle.

26 November 2008: SHERIFI stated "everything is going as planned," and that he had "good news," "Allah has opened a way for me." The recipient of the statement believed this to be a reference to engaging in violent jihad.

11 February 2009: Daniel BOYD purchased an Ishmash SAGA .308 rifle.

02 March 2009: Daniel BOYD purchased a Century Arms Polish Tantal 5.45X39 rifle.

31 March 2009: Daniel BOYD purchased a Century Arms C91 rifle .308.

03 April 2009: Daniel BOYD purchased a Century Arms M70B1 7. 62X34 rifle, a Ruger mini 14 5.56 rifle, and a Smith & Wesson MP15 .223 rifle.

05 April 2009: SHERIFI returned to the United States for the purpose of soliciting funds and personnel to support the Mujahideen.

In 2009: Daniel BOYD stopped attending services at the masjids (Muslim houses of worship) in the Raleigh, North Carolina, area due to ideological differences. Instead, BOYD and others, known and unknown, met for Friday prayer at the BOYD home.

10 June 2009: Daniel BOYD, SHERIFI, and Zakariya BOYD practiced military tactics and the use of weapons on private property in Caswell County, North Carolina.

07 July 2009: Daniel BOYD, SHERIFI, and Zakariya BOYD practiced military tactics and the use of weapons on private property in Caswell County, North Carolina.

Investigation

In 2006 a confidential human source was asked by Daniel BOYD if he had ever read a primer concerning the obligation of every Muslim to engage in violent jihad. In the following months, authorities continued to investigate the eight conspirators invin their pursuit to fulfill their perceived obligation.

Possible Motivations

 

Finances

Filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection in 2007; case was discharged in 2008.

Arrest Date/Location

27 July 2009: Arrested near Raleigh, North Carolina.

Charges

SUBASIC was charged with the following counts:

Title 18, U.S.C. Section 2339A: Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to Terrorists.

Title 18, U.S.C. Section 956 (a): Conspiracy to murder, kidnap, maim and injure persons.

Court

Eastern District of North Carolina

Presiding Judge: Judge William Webb

Lawyers

Prosecution: Assistant U.S. Attorneys John Bowler and Barbara D. Kocher of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina, and Trial Attorney Jason Kellhofer, of the Counterterrorism Section in the Justice Department's National Security Division.

Defense: Keat Wiles (court-appointed).

Status

22 July 2009: Charged with seven other defendants in a federal indictment

29 July 2009: Arrested and the indictment is unsealed.

24 September 2009: A federal grand jury returned a superseding indictment that add additional charges against BOYD and two other defendants.

September 2011: Found guilty of two counts of unlawful procurement of citizenship, in a separate trial.

14 June 2012: Found guilty of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and conspiring to murder, kidnap, maim, and injure persons abroad.  SUBASIC is scheduled to be sentenced in August and faces up to life in prison.

Date/Place of Birth

Unknown (33 at time of arrest)/ Bosnia

Citizenship

Naturalized U.S. citizen. (Emigrated from Bosnia in late 1990s in aftermath of that country's civil war).

Residences

Lived in Holly Springs with his father.

Education

 

Family

Family Background

Father is not Muslim, but his mother who died of cancer in 2006 was.

Additional Bio

Spent $995 on a training in school in Nevada that teaches the art of assassination.

In 2007, ordered books on sniper training online and purchased a sniper scope for a rifle and a sniper shade lens.

Engaged in a coded April 2008 conversation with Daniel BOYD about sending two people overseas to engage in "violent jihad.”

Documents

United States of America v. Daniel Patrick Boyd et al Indictment, Eastern District of North Carolina, 22 July 2009.

United States of America v. Daniel Patrick Boyd et al Superseding Indictment, Eastern District of North Carolina, 24 July 2009.

Search Warrant for Daniel Patrick Boyd, Eastern District of North Carolina, 04 August 2009.

United States of America v. Daniel Patrick Boyd et al Exhibit 27, Eastern District of North Carolina.

United States of America v. Daniel Patrick Boyd et al Exhibit 28, Eastern District of North Carolina.

United States of America v. Daniel Patrick Boyd et al Exhibit 29, Eastern District of North Carolina.

United States of America v. Daniel Patrick Boyd et al Exhibit 30, Eastern District of North Carolina.

United States of America v. Daniel Patrick Boyd et al Exhibit 32, Eastern District of North Carolina.

United States of America v. Daniel Patrick Boyd et al Exhibit 33, Eastern District of North Carolina.

Quotes

"It's clear from the indictment that the overt acts in the conspiracy were escalating." — U.S. Attorney George E.B. Holding.

"We must be ever vigilant in our prosecution of those who seek to visit terror on our way of life. his prosecution demonstrates that commitment." - U.S. Attorney Thomas G. Walker, 14 June 2012.

"Anes Subasic is the seventh individual to be convicted in connection with this multi-year conspiracy to kill persons abroad and provide material support to terrorism. I applaud the many agents, analysts, and prosecutors who helped bring about this successful outcome." - Assistant Attorney General for National Security Lisa Monaco, 14 June 2012.

"Subasic was part of a group of terrorists; some viewed their own country as the enemy. This verdict is the culmination of years of hard work by our Raleigh-Durham Joint Terrorism Task Force, which is composed of our vital law enforcement partners. The JTTF will continue its relentless effort to thwart terrorism in North Carolina." - FBI Special Agent in Charge Chris Briese, 14 June 2012.

"The Defense Criminal Investigative Service is proud to have worked jointly with the Raleigh FBI JTTF in the investigation of Anes Subasic and others indicted of terrorism related charges. Subasic was part of a conspiracy to commit violent acts against U.S. service members and others abroad. The DCIS remains steadfast in its commitment to protect the warfighter and to thwart efforts of individuals like Subasic.” - DCIS Special Agent in Charge John Khin, 14 June 2012.

Case Links

Seven Charged with Terrorism Violations in North Carolina (Department of Justice, 27 July 2009)

Superseding Indictment in Boyd Matter Charges Defendants with Conspiring to Murder U.S. Military Personnel, Weapons Violations (FBI, 24 September 2009)

North Carolina Resident Found Guilty of Terrorism Violations (Department of Justice, 14 June 2012)

Books

Raleigh Jihad Group by Lambert M. Surhone (Editor), Mariam T. Tennoe (Editor),Susan F. Henssonow (Editor), October 2010.

News

Daniel Patrick Boyd charged with plotting attack on Quantico Marine base
Long War Journal
– 29 September 2009 – On Sept. 24, a superseding indictment was filed in the criminal case against Daniel Patrick Boyd and his codefendants…

Tarheel Jihadist: The two faces of Daniel Patrick Boyd
Weekly Standard – 31 August 2009 – The Shadow Lakes subdivision, about 30 minutes south of Raleigh, is seamlessly surrounded by the trees and tobacco fields of Johnston County. God and country are conspicuous here. American flags hang from porches. Nevertheless, at the time of his arrest as the ringleader of an alleged jihadist plot, this is where Daniel Patrick Boyd was living…

Daniel Boyd: A Homegrown Terrorist?
Time Magazine
– 30 July 2009 - To hear his neighbors tell it, Daniel Boyd is one of the most upstanding citizens of Willow Springs, North Carolina. "If he's a terrorist, he's the nicest terrorist I ever met in my life," one resident told reporters after Boyd, a 39-year-old drywall contractor, was arrested on July 27 — along with six others…

Boyd's co-defendants histories come to light
News Observer – 06 August 2009 - Court hearings Tuesday and Wednesday provided a glimpse into the government's case against purported ringleader Daniel Boyd and seven others also accused in the terrorist plot. Here's what's known about Boyd's co-defendants so far…

Seventh terrorism suspect denied bond
WRAL – 10 August 2009 – RALEIGH, N.C. —A federal magistrate on Monday denied bond for a Holly Springs man facing charges in an alleged international terrorism plot…

Third N.C. family member pleads guilty to supporting terrorists
Los Angeles Times – 15 September 2011 – A third member of a rural North Carolina family accused of plotting violent jihad overseas has pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide material support to terrorists…

7th man found guilty in North Carolina terror ring
CNN – 14 June 2012 at 18:35 EDT – A North Carolina resident was found guilty Thursday on terrorism charges including conspiracy to murder, kidnap, maim and injure people overseas....

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