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Four California Muslims Charged With Planning To Join Al Qaeda And The Taliban To Kill Americans Overseas

November 20, 2012

FBI: Four Local Men Charged in Alleged Terror Plot



11:23 a.m. PST, November 20, 2012

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KTLA) -- Four men with ties to Southern California have been charged with plotting to join Al Qaeda and the Taliban in order to kill Americans overseas.

The suspects have been identified as Sohiel Omar Kabir, 34, of Pomona, Ralph Deleon, 23, of Ontario, Miguel Alejandro Santana Vidriales, 21, of Upland and Arifeen David Gojali, 21, of Riverside.

According to the criminal complaint, Kabir, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Afghanistan, introduced Deleon and Santana to "radical and violent Islamic doctrine" back in 2010...,0,7771475.story


Facebook posts shed light on Southern California terror plot suspect

"...Court documents say the men discussed scrubbing their Facebook profiles clean of any incriminating posts related to Islam. They told the FBI's confidential informant that they did this to "keep a low profile in anticipation of their trip overseas."

Some signs of Deleon's Islamic beliefs remain, however.

On Aug. 3, Deleon posted a status reading "g2g," shorthand for "got to go."

When a Facebook friend asked him what it meant, Deleon responded: "no one really knows what g2g means so dont trip," to which the Facebook friend replied: "U a good brother.. IA we meet up again someday.."..."

Deleon replied: "Insha Allah like wise. If not here on the other side (:"

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