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Warrant: Local terror suspect hid crimes from US officials

Posted March 29, 2011

— One of the men accused of being involved in a Triangle-based terrorist cell has a violent past that he didn't disclose when he immigrated to the U.S. more than a decade ago, according to a search warrant unsealed Tuesday.

Anes Subasic is one of nine men charged in 2009 of plotting international terrorism. He is charged with one count each of conspiring to provide resources to terrorists and conspiring to murder, kidnap and injure persons abroad and two counts of unlawful procurement of citizenship.

The latter charges stem from statements the Bosnian native made on U.S. government documents between 1998 and 2003 as he tried to enter the U.S. and later become a naturalized citizen, according to the application for a warrant to search his home in Holly Springs.

Warrant: Local terror suspect hid crimes from US officials Warrant: Local terror suspect hid crimes from US officials

Federal authorities obtained information from Bosnian officials alleging that Subasic shot and wounded several people during numerous altercations in the early 1990s, fired 60 rounds into a bar, carjacked someone and rigged his apartment with explosives to prevent law enforcement officers from searching it, according to the search warrant application.

FBI agents took nine bags of evidence, including documents and photos, from Subasic's house during a search last September.

The ringleader of the terrorist group, Daniel Patrick Boyd, pleaded guilty last month and is awaiting sentencing. Subasic and five other defendants are expected to go on trial in September.

An eighth man charged in the case resides in the Balkans country of Kosovo, and the ninth suspect is believed to be in Pakistan.


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  • ccs1920 Mar 30, 2011

    Our immigration policy is going to cause us to be a third world country within the next three generations.

  • dontstopnow Mar 30, 2011

    Apparently nobody is looking out for the American citizens, the ones born and raised here, instead the government and all its agencies are looking out for all the folks coming here from other countries!

    Guess that leaves us to fend for outselves, huh?

  • seriouslyrevoked Mar 30, 2011

    American liberals can not understand Jihad. To see this, is to see Islam is a problem. Liberals would allow another World Trade center disaster rather than discriminate against any group. Our airport security check for devices, rather than those who would bring them on board planes, as the Israelis do. Again profiling, immigration control, flies in the face of liberals highest ideal. Liberals find it impossible to think Muslims aren't really just like them, who want democratic civil rule of law if given the chance. This of course is racist in its nature and condescending to Muslims, for Sharia (Islam's rule of law) is anything but democratic. But liberals will discriminate to avoid their world view being tilted. Odd how common sense is not common. Japan for one example, is very strict on immigration. They want to keep their culture intact. Are they racist for this? Diversity, no matter the mix, is the best approach argument is illogical and ultimately dangerous. Common sense anyone?

  • PeaceOut2017 Mar 30, 2011

    well none of the 20 million illegal Mexican immigrants disclosed their past to immigration officials either, so what's the big deal?

  • oldrwizr Mar 30, 2011

    He didn't disclose his violent past when he immigrated to the U.S. more than a decade ago? Those immigration officials sure know how to ask the tough questions! Very trusting folk, as well. Glad we have these fine govt. employees watching out for us!

  • NotAgain Mar 30, 2011

    When are we going to begin hiring mind readers. I have been saying for a long time that those abducted by aliens need to enter the workforce with the highest clearances.

  • seriouslyrevoked Mar 30, 2011

    Here is part of the press release from the Department of Justice: RALEIGH, N.C., July 27 "The indictment alleges that, as part of the conspiracy, the defendants prepared themselves to engage in violent jihad and were willing to die as martyrs. They also allegedly offered training in weapons and financing, and helped arrange overseas travel and contacts so others could wage violent jihad overseas." WRAL reported "Court documents say that the FBI and state authorities had been monitoring the Triangle-area suspects since 2006 as they looked for a way to attack non-Muslims and perhaps also Muslims of whom they didn't approve. At various times, the documents say, Daniel Boyd and Sherifi mentioned dying as a suicide bomber in Afghanistan or fighting in Iraq, Syria, Palestine or Chechnya." All seven suspects are Muslims. When will we stop referring to "terror suspect" rather than "Jihad" suspect. To defend ourselves we must know the enemy. PC politics will destroy us.

  • coolwill43 Mar 29, 2011

    our laws are only for US citizens every one else gets a free ride.

  • avidreader Mar 29, 2011

    Gee, I'm shocked - he didn't disclose his violent past when he came to the US!!!

  • ahmbdm Mar 29, 2011

    "...a violent past that he didn't disclose..."

    So our so-called "protectors" are relying on immigrants' honesty as a means of ensuring our safety?????