Published On: Fri, Jun 24th, 2011

Seattle terrorism plot foiled, Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, Walli Mujahidh arrested three years ago

Just as the national recovers from the Orlando terrorist attack by Omar Mateen, it’s worth noting a success story happened three years ago as two domestic terrorists were arrested in Seattle, Washington as their terrorist plot was uncovered. Below is that story.
In 2013, Walli Mujahidh entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to 17 years in prison a month after Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif was sentenced to 18 years.
“This defendant was a cold-hearted, enthusiastic partner in this murderous scheme. He talked at length in recorded conversations about the innocent people he planned to gun down,” said U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan. “Even after his arrest, he boldly tried to justify his plot. I am thankful this plot was disrupted and again thank the FBI and Seattle Police Department.”

Federal authorities Wednesday night arrested and charged two men with planning to attack a military processing office in Seattle with guns and grenades.  One of the defendants allegedly said he was an admirer of Osama Bin Laden.
Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, a/k/a Joseph Anthony Davis, 33, of Seattle, and Walli Mujahidh, a/k/a Frederick Domingue, Jr., 32, of Los Angeles, were arrested after they allegedly took possession of assault rifles that they bought from a federal informant and planned to use in an attack on the Military Entrance Processing Station on Seattle’s East Marginal Way.
Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif

Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif

The weapons had been rendered inoperable and posed no risk to the public. The defendants initially planned an attack on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, but later changed targets. The defendants intended to carry out their attack with both grenades and assault rifles.

Law enforcement began monitoring Abdul-Latif and Mujahidh on June 6, after being tipped off by a confidential source who was approached by Abdul-Latif as a recruit to join the plot and supply weapons to the conspirators, according to charging papers.

At the suggestion of the FBI, the source agreed to join the conspiracy and began recording all of his or her conversations with the other conspirators.

Authorities said the conspirators were captured repeatedly on audio and videotape discussing a violent assault on the Military Entrance Processing Station. The MEPS is where each branch of the military screens and processes enlistees. In addition to housing many civilian and military employees, the building houses a federal day-care center.

During an early conversation, Abdul-Latif allegedly told the source that he wanted to die a martyr in the attack and that he admired Bin Laden.

Later, Abdul-Latif explained his reasons for the attack in a recorded conversation, talking about his anger over the U.S. military‘s  activities in Afghanistan, Iraq and Yemen. He also told the source that killing American soldiers was justifiable, according to charging papers.

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