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Queens man turned terrorist convicted of plotting to wage jihad on city ... New York Daily Newsber Adis Medunjanin was convicted Tuesday of plotting to wage jihad in the city with two other homegrown terrorists.
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In this photo provided by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, N.Y., Adis Medunjanin is shown. Adis Medunjanin was convicted Tuesday of plotting to wage jihad in the city with two other homegrown terrorists.
The Queens man was also found guilty of conspiring to join the Taliban and training with Al Qaeda.
“It’s okay,” Medunjanin whispered to his parents, after the verdict was read.
Medunjanin, 28, faces life in prison when he is sentenced on Sept. 7.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly congratulated prosecutors “for the conviction of Adis Medunjanin.”
“His conviction stands as a stark reminder of terrorists' desire long after 9/11 to return to the city to kill more New Yorkers,” said Kelly. Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch said the Medunjanin case was a window into how Al Qaeda worked.
“This case has afforded a rare glimpse into the inner workings of Al Qaeda,” she said. “How they recruit the disaffected and will stop at nothing to implement further attacks on our soil.”
Born in Bosnia, Medunjanin was just days away from setting the twisted plot into motion with two other losers he had met at Flushing High School — Zarein Ahmedzay and Najibullah Zazi. Zazi, an Afghan immigrant whose dad had once operated a food carts just blocks from Ground Zero, had built a working detonator for their homemade bomb.
And Medunjanin offered up the basement of the Manhattan building where he worked as a doorman as a place to build the bomb.
But after the trio were arrested in 2009, Zazi and Ahmedzay turned on their pal after testified for the prosecution against Medunjanin.They said the plot was hatched after they traveled to Pakistan in 2008 to avenge the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. There, they were trained by Al Qaeda and sent home to launch a suicide mission in New York City.
Before settling on the subway system, they considered bombing the New York Stock Exchange, Times Square and Grand Central Terminal.
Their plan was to attack on or around the eighth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
The feds, however, had been watching Zazi after wiretaps caught him communicating with Osama Bin Laden’s followers.
They were aware that Zazi, who had relocated to Colorado, was buying nail polish remover and hair dye in bulk — the makings of a bomb. And when Zazi began driving east, they were right behind him. Along the way, Zazi spotted the tail and aborted the plot.
After he was arrested, Medunjanin told the FBI he loved Osama Bin Laden more than himself and asked if he could be traded back to the Taliban as part of a prisoner exchange.”
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