LA Terrorist Sentenced to 12 Years For Planning National Guard & Jewish Center Attacks
The members of the terror group Jamiyyat Ul-Islam Is-Saheeh attended the same Inglewood mosque allegedly conducted surveillance of National Guard facilities, the Israeli Consulate and several synagogues in the Los Angeles area as well as Internet research on Jewish holidays.
To finance the attacks the group robbed a string of gas stations in Los Angeles and Orange counties until Patterson was busted.
MYFOX LA reported:
A member of a domestic terrorist group has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for planning to attack military facilities in Los Angeles.
Gregory Patterson of Gardena received his sentence Monday in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana.
Prosecutors say the 24-year-old was recruited into Jihadist group JIS in 2004 and held up a dozen gas stations to fund the group’s attacks.
Torrance police linked Patterson to the robberies and found Jihadist documents in a Los Angeles apartment where cell members lived. The documents included plans to attack the Los Angeles International Airport, the Israeli Consulate and Army recruiting centers.
Patterson was among three cell members who pleaded guilty to waging war against the United States.
The terrorists were converts to Islam who met in prison.
The OC Register reported:
The case made headlines Friday, when two leaders in the terrorism ring also pleaded guilty in federal court. Kevin James, 31, and Levar Haley Washington, 28, admitted to being members of Jamiyyat Ul-Islam Is-Saheeh, or JIS. James, an American-born Muslim convert who formed the group in prison in 1997, faces up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced March 31. Washington faces up to 25 years in prison at his April 28 sentencing.
The operation was uncovered when police investigating a gas station robbery served a search warrant on a Torrance apartment, and found the organization’s master plan.