Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Alexander Blair and John T. Booker Fort Riley bomb plot


April 8, 2015 arrest  Alexander Blair and John T. Booker Fort Riley bomb plot  John T. Booker Jr., 20 yr old African American of Topeka Kansas was arrested course of a year-long FBI investigation on the morning of Friday April 10 outside of Fort Riley US Army military base.  An FBI informant posing as a sheik who wanted a terror attack contacted Booker who bragged about his “capture” by the FBI in 2014 for his threats.

Before the attack in his storage room, Booker spoke on a recorded video:  Today, Inshallah,14 we are going to build this bomb with 1,000 pounds of Ammonium Nitrate. Inshallah, this will kill many kuffar. This message is to you America. You sit in your homes and you think that this war is just over in Iraq . . . Wallahi, we today we will bring the Islamic State straight to your doorstep. You
think this is just a game, wallahi when this bomb blows up and kills as many kuffar as possible, maybe then you’ll realize it.

Booker met with the FBI informant who gave him a dummy bomb, and they drove a van to gate near the base where he was arrested just as he was connecting wires to the device. Also known as Muhammad Abdullah Hassan, he had planned to carry out a suicide bombing on behalf of the Islamist terror group ISIS to harm kill as many U.S. service members as possible. Booker in Feb 2016 pleaded guilty to attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and damage government property but in a plea deal the charge of attempting to provide material support to the ISIS foreign terrorist organization was dropped. Alexander Blair was also arrested for not telling authorities about the plot. Blair pleaded guilty in May 2016 to a conspiracy count, admitting to loaning John T. Booker $100 to pay for storage of a bomb    Blair has said that "nobody is perfect" and blames a genetic disorder Williams syndrome which gives him mental disabilities that allows others to take advantage of him. Blair told authorities that in the war on terror, U.S. soldiers bomb towns and kill women and children, and justified killing soldiers as "that's what (soldiers) signed up for"

Also on April 8, 2016, (Heavy):  authorities announced the arrest of Joshua Ray Van Haften, a Wisconsin man who is accused of going to Turkey with the goal of joining ISIS in Syria. The Justice Department says 34-year-old Joshua Ray Van Haften spent over a year in Egypt touring the country’s military sites and later traveled to Turkey to find “brothers” who would funnel him into Iraq or Syria. Agents allege that he frequently spoke to his roommates about jihad and once lectured an 11-year-old boy about the coming World War III.  Federal agents arrested Van Haften on April 8 at Chicago’s O’Hare airport after he arrived “in custody” on a flight from Turkey.  Joshua Ray Van Haften - Heavy.com  Wisconsin sex offender has been accused of trying to join ISIS.  Joshua Ray Van Haften | Counter Extremism Project Wisconsin resident Joshua Ray Van Haften is an alleged would-be foreign fighter for ISIS. He was taken into custody at Chicago O'Hare airport on April 8, 2015, ...

History:

Heavy: In 2011, Booker was in high school JROTC: A Topeka Capital Journal article from December 2011, details a group of Topeka West Army Jr. ROTC cadets who were volunteering for a children-in-need program. A Cadet Master Sgt. John Thomas Booker Jr.told the paper how much he enjoyed helping the less fortunate saying “I can’t have a good Christmas if they don’t.”

Booker was recruited by the U.S. Army in February 2014, but was discharged after the FBI was alerted to his Fort Hood style terrorist plan and interviewed him March 20, 2014. An FBI alert meant that authorities were looking for him after he was discharged from the US Army: “On 20 March 2014, the Kansas City Division FBI became aware of an individual named BOOKER aka Muhammad Abdullah Hassan who had publicly stated his intention to commit jihad, bidding farewell to his friends and making comments indicating his jihad was imminent.”  Though he never displayed any anti-American sentiment during recruiting, the FBI believes Muhammad Abdul Hassan enlisted in the U.S. Army with the sole purpose of committing jihad. In April 2014 after Booker was accused of having desires to carry out a terror attack,  his family told the media that he was in a mental health facility.

Heavy: through postings on Hassan’s Facebook page, beginning on February 23, 2014  he posted al-Qaida propaganda materials. There are also photos of Osama bin Laden and a video of the 9/11 mastermind reciting the Quran. On March 15, Hassan posted:

Oh those of the ummah of the Prophet Muhammad(S). I will soon be leaving you forever so goodbye! I am going to wage jihad and hope that i die. I want to be with my lord so bad that I cry but I will miss you guys I am not going to lie. I wish I could give you guys more but I am just a guy who is so very poor.
I am telling you I am so broke that my pockets are sore:) I cannot wait to go the Prophet Muhammad’s(S) door and prank Isa bin Maryam and party so hard that it will rock Jannah to its core. Only Allah knows what the future has in store so that should make you fear Allah much much more.




Booker Facebook Muhammad Abdullah Hassan

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Oct 18, 2016 Kansas Man Awaits Sentencing Over Plot to Bomb Army Post  ABC News  A man is awaiting sentencing in federal court for helping a would-be jihadist's unsuccessful plot to bomb an Army post in northeast Kansas. Alexander Blair hearing scheduled Court documents say Blair loaned $100 to another man who tried to plant what they thought was an explosive device outside Fort Riley in support of the Islamic State group.

 Terror Case Highlights Mental-Health Issues Among Suspected ISIS ... The Wall Street Journal Sep 7, 2016 - A federal judge in Kansas is set to decide whether a man with developmental disabilities should go to prison for lending $100 to somebody he believed was planning to attack U.S. soldiers on behalf of Islamic State, a case that highlights the growing question of how to prosecute terror suspects with psychological problems.

Alexander Blair pleads guilty to aiding John Booker Jr.'s plot to bomb ... cjonline.com/.../alexander-blair-pleads-guilty-aiding-john-booker-jrs-plot-bomb-fort-... May 23, 2016 - Alexander E. Blair admitted in a Topeka federal court that he loaned $100 to a friend, John T. Booker, to pay for storage of a bomb that Booker ...

Aug 25, 2016 Topeka's Alexander Blair faces September sentencing for aiding in ... cjonline.com/.../topekas-alexander-blair-faces-september-sentencing-aiding-fort-riley-... 6 days ago - Topeka's Alexander Blair faces September sentencing for aiding in Fort Riley bomb plot... U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree on Thursday continued the sentencing hearing for Alexander Blair to Sept. 8. The 29-year-old ...April 8, 2015 arrest

Aug 24, 2016 Federal judge delays sentencing of Alexander Blair after hours-long ... cjonline  Blair suffers from Williams syndrome, leaving him with ...a condition caused by the deletion of a chromosome. In addition to some developmental and intellectual ...

aug 24, 2016 Kansas Man Faces Sentencing for Role in Foiled Fort Riley Bomb Plot ABC News When agents asked how it would weigh on him that women and children would be killed because he failed to tell authorities of Booker's plan, Blair told them that in the war on terror, Blair told them that in the war on terror, U.S. soldiers bomb towns and kill women and children. He also differentiated civilians from the military, telling agents "that's what (soldiers) signed up for." U.S. Alexander Blair has admitted his role in a foiled plan to kill or maim as many U.S. service members as possible at the Kansas military post. Blair has said that "nobody is perfect" and blames a genetic disorder for allowing others to take advantage of him. Blair pleaded guilty in May to a conspiracy count that carries up to five years' imprisonment. He admitted loaning John T. Booker $100, knowing it would be used to pay for storage of the device, which was a fake bomb federal judge delayed a sentencing decision Wednesday for a Kansas man who admitted aiding a wannabe Islamic State jihadist's plan to detonate what they thought was a bomb at Fort Riley. Alexander Blair has admitted his role in a foiled plan to kill or maim as many U.S. service members as possible


After pleading guilty to terrorism, John Booker Jr. will be appointed
May 13, 2016 - John T. Booker Jr., Topeka man, back in court over alleged bomb plot. Feb 03, 2016 · John Booker, Topeka suspect in Fort Riley bomb plot, ...attorneys from the Kansas Federal Public Defender Office have developed “a personal conflict” with the Booker case... critical of his attorneys, even writing Murguia a letter early this year to complain about his counsel. “I believe my attorney does not believe in me as a client and has shwon (sic) many signs of lack of concern and I do not even trust him to deliver a letter or even speak to him about certain matters,” Booker wrote of Redmond, adding that “he has flatly refused to try on my behalf anymore.”... near Junction City after meeting with a man he believed would help him detonate a car bomb at Fort Riley as part of Booker’s plan to aid the Islamic State terrorist group, according to federal prosecutors.  The man Booker met with was a Federal Bureau of Investigation informant... Booker and the informant drove the device to an area near Fort Riley where Booker believed he could enter the base undetected “and kill as many soldiers as possible,” federal prosecutors alleged. He was arrested at the gate without incident by FBI agents.


Feb 3, 2016 Pleads guilty to trying use a bomb to destroy government property,  but ISIS support charge is dropped in plea agreement. After pleading guilty to terrorism Booker, 21, pleaded guilty Feb. 3 to attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to destroy government property by fire or explosion. As part of a plea agreement, prosecutors and his attorneys have recommended concurrent sentences of 30 years for the first charge and 20 years for the second. He hasn’t yet been sentenced.  In exchange for pleading guilty, a third charge against Booker, providing material support to the Islamic State, was dropped.

Alex Blair, second man tied to Fort Riley bomb plot, charged with ... cjonline.com/.../alex-blair-second-man-tied-fort-riley-bomb-plot-charged-conspiracy May 5, 2015 - Alexander E. Blair, a second man tied to an alleged plot to detonate a bomb at Fort Riley, was charged Tuesday with conspiracy in U.S. District ...

April 16, 2015 indicted

Kansas Man John Booker Indicted in ISIS-Inspired Bomb Plot Against Fort Riley NBCNews.com
Apr 16, 2015 - A federal grand jury in Kansas has indicted a Topeka man on charges he planned to carry out a suicide bombing at an Army installation on behalf of the terror group ISIS. John T. BookerJr., 20, was arrested on the morning of Friday April 10 outside of Fort Riley as he allegedly ...

Second Man Charged in Plot to Bomb Kansas Army Base for ISIS ... NBCNews.comApr 10, 2015 - A second man was charged Friday in an alleged plot to set off a car bomb at an Army installation in Kansas on behalf of the terror group ISIS, federal prosecutors said. Alexander E. Blair, 28, of Topeka, was charged with one count of failing to report a felony. ... Booker allegedly ..lexander E. Blair, 28, of Topeka, was charged with one count of failing to report a felony. .. Blair knew John T. Booker Jr. planned to blow up a bomb at Fort Riley in an attempt to "kill as many soldiers as possible" and didn't tell authorities. Booker, 20, was arrested Friday morning after he tried to connect wires to what he thought was a bomb inside a van at near a gate at Fort Riley,

April 8, 2015 Booker and Blair arrested

Muhammad Abdullah Hassan Discharged After Boasting Fort Hood Jihad Plot  March 20, 2014 Muhammad Abdullah Hassan Discharged After Boasting Fort Hood Jihad Plot The FBI is searching for Muhammad Abdullah Hassan a Army recruit who was recently discharged when it was learned he was planning a "Fort Hood-inspired jihad against U.S. soldiers. According to an alert: “On 20 March 2014, the Kansas City Division FBI became aware of an individual named BOOKER aka Muhammad Abdullah Hassan who had publicly stated his intention to commit jihad, bidding farewell to his friends and making comments indicating his jihad was imminent.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/04/01/military-hunts-one-time-recruit-planning-ft-hood-style-jihad/  a man identified as Booker had told friends of his "intention to commit jihad." Booker, who is also known as Muhammad Abdullah Hassan, was recruited by the U.S. Army in Kansas City, Mo., in February 2014 and was scheduled to report for basic training on April 7. But he was discharged last week, apparently after law enforcement authorities learned of his alleged plan.  According to the alert: “On 20 March 2014, the Kansas City Division FBI became aware of an individual named BOOKER aka Muhammad Abdullah Hassan who had publicly stated his intention to commit jihad, bidding farewell to his friends and making comments indicating his jihad was imminent. BOOKER had been recruited by the US Army in Kansas City, Mo., in February 2014 and was scheduled to report for Basic Training on 7 April 2014. Kansas City Division Agents interviewed BOOKER on 20 March 2014.”