More on Syed Ahmed and Ehsanul Islam Sadaquee seem to view what they were doing when they did surveillance for terrorist plots. From the Wash. Post
(via Michelle Malkin
Ahmed told the FBI he was not initially “into that . . . al-Qaeda or thing like that.” His goal, he said, was to seek military-style training to help oppressed Muslims in places such as Kashmir, on the Pakistan-India border.
But he said that he and Sadequee were “brainwashed from the reading online.” While expressing ambivalence about whether he could ever carry out an attack on U.S. soil, Ahmed said he was influenced by Internet radicals urging Muslims to “do something.”
So the men undertook their trip to Washington. It was an opportunity “to be spies for the people over there,” Ahmed said, apparently referring to militant Muslims abroad.
He described the Washington trip as an adventure, with the two men setting out from the Atlanta area on a Sunday morning in his Ford pickup truck, stopping to shave off the beards they wore as religious Muslims.
“It’s like, uh, thrilling to be undercover and stuff like that,” the transcript quotes Ahmed as saying.
That evening, they reached the Pentagon. The men filmed the building, according to a video made public for the first time last week in court. “This is where our brothers attacked the Pentagon,” says Sadequee’s voice.
“Allah Akhbar,” Ahmed chants. God is great.
As we see here, they admitted that they liked what the al Qaeda did 7 years ago. May they rot in an ice cold cell for eternity.
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