6 held on terror conspiracy charges in N.J.

NBC, MSNBC and news services:

Six men described by federal prosecutors as “Islamic militants” were arrested on charges they plotted to attack the Fort Dix Army base and “kill as many soldiers as possible,” authorities said Tuesday.

The six were scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Camden later Tuesday to face charges of conspiracy to kill U.S. servicemen, said Michael Drewniak, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Jersey.

Officials said four of the men were born in the former Yugoslavia, one in Jordan and one in Turkey. Five of them lived in Cherry Hill, 10 miles east of Philadelphia and 20 miles southwest of Fort Dix, Drewniak said.

And note this bit:

The official said that the men had lived in the United States for some time.

It’s still early and few facts are out. And, doubtlessly, some of the facts that are out are wrong. So Murdoc hates to get ahead of himself. But he wonders about the “had lived in the United States for some time”.

Were they living here legally, or “undocumentedly”?

UPDATE: Much more at:

— Malkin, who says three of the six were illegal immigrants.

— Uncle Jimbo, who notes that they were orginally described as “Six nationals of the former Yugoslavia”. I saw that early, as well.

— Confederate Yankee

— Washington Post

— LaShawn Barber

— Jawa Report


  1. Gang, Just how many folks do we have to bust before the light goes on? Folks for years have been talking about sleeper cells. If they aren’t, it;s still a good idea to be talking up the American public to be on the look-out, always vigilant for out of the ordinary stuff. These sorts of things are NOT going to go away any time soon. It’s sad to have to say that, but it’s true. Respects,

  2. Immigration reform *AND* enforcement. Know it. Love it. Budget a proper number of guest visas, relentlessly pursue and prosecute *ANYONE* outside that legal system of entering this country.

  3. And if you are a soldier on a base – NO GUN FOR YOU! If these guys made it past the MP’s at the gate, they could have done a lot of damage.

  4. Whatever Bram, the ‘Dix Six’ are some of the dumbest bastards of the planet if they thought they could cause any more than a ruckus. I was just at Dix/McGuire for several days less than six months ago and can declare affirmatively that these fools would have been lit up within a minute. What most media have failed to point out is that Dix is a joint facility that abuts McGuire AFB – hence, multiple gates. The gate I went through had DOD civilian cops, not rent a cops. And that was just the first tier. I saw very well armed Air Force SF dudes as well as MPs. The ‘cops’ would have relished the opportunity for some target practice on these gene pool rejects.