Plot to Attack Seattle Military Entrance Processing Center in Seattle, Washington
In Spring 201, two U.S.-born coverts to Islam, Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif (aka Joseph Anthony Davis) and Walli Mujahidh (aka Fredrick Anthony Dominque, Jr.) plotted to attack a military entrance processing center in Seattle, Washington. The two men were arrested on June 22, 2011 as they attempted to buy automatic weapons from undercover FBI agents. They were charged with conspiring to murder government officers and employees with weapons of mass destruction.
Abdul-Latif, the plot mastermind, converted to Islam while serving a two-year sentence in Walla Walla state penitentiary for robbing a 7-Eleven. Abdul-Latif maintained his own “channel” on YouTube, on which he posted videos of himself discussing Islamic etiquette and U.S. foreign policy. His channel also featured lectures by well-known al-Qaida figures, such as Osama bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki, and lesser-known al-Qaida sympathizers, such as Omar Brooks (aka Abu Izzadeen), a spokesman for various offshoots of al Muhajiroun in the UK, and Clement Rodney Hampton-El, a Brooklyn man who was injured in Afghanistan in the late 1980s while fighting with the mujahideen against the Soviets and who was later convicted as a conspirator in the 1993 Landmarks Plot. These examples show the wide range of influences that could play a role in radicalizing Muslims in the West.
This report also includes information about an associate of Abdul-Latif’s, Michael McCright, who was arrested in September 2011 for allegedly attempting to force two Marines off the interstate highway in Seattle.
The full report can be accessed here: http://www.nefafoundation.org/index.cfm?pageID=30#D3735