Terror In America: Three Ongoing Cases
Two court cases and a terror plot tip-off highlight that terrorism is still a threat to the United States.
An Ohio man found guilty of a terrorist plot to attack the US Capitol building screamed “Allah is in control, not this judge!” as he was led from the courtroom after being sentenced. Christopher Lee Cornell, of Cincinnati was sentenced to 30 years in prison and lifetime probation following his release. He pleaded guilty to charges brought against him for his intentions to attack the Capitol during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address.
The would-be jihadist was arrested in January 2015. The authorities found two semi-automatic rifles and 600 rounds of ammunition in preparation for the assault.
A Detroit man who amassed a weapons arsenal and discussed violent plans with an undercover FBI agent has now been charged with receipt of explosive materials with intent to harm. Previously, he had been charged with possession of illegal weaponry. He was also a vocal Islamic State supporter…[Read More]