Update2/10/12, "Uzbek man, 22, admits plot to kill Barack Obama," BBC
A very strict Muslim who supported Islamic extremists, Kodirov said he didn't care if he died trying to kill Obama. Came to the US in 2009 on a student visa but never went to school.
7/26/11, "Update: Uzbek national in Pelham indicted on charges of threatening president, weapons possession," Birmingham (Alabama) News, Kent Faulk
"An Uzbekistan native was indicted by a federal grand jury today for threatening the life of President Barack Obama and illegally possessing weapons, including a fully automatic weapon and a grenade, federal authorities announced.
Ulugbek Kodirov, 21, of Uzbekistan, was charged with four counts of threatening the president - on July 9, July 10, July 11 and July 13. He also was charged with being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm and unlawfully possessing a fully automatic weapon. Both of those weapons counts refer to a Sendra Corporation Model M15-A1 rifle which he bought from undercover law enforcement agents before his arrest on July 13, according to court documents.
The indictment, filed in U.S. District Court in Birmingham, also charges Kodirov with receiving and possessing an unregistered grenade on July 13. He had four grenades, but the powder was not in them, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
"Certainly we take the threat seriously. That's why he's charged," said Peggy Sanford, spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office....
Efforts to reach Kodirov's attorney were unsuccessful this afternoon.
According to an affidavit by a Secret Service agent supporting issuance of the search warrant, Kodirov had contacted an FBI confidential reliable source on July 9 and July 10 and made an inquiry "regarding possible ways to kill President Obama, including shooting the President from a long distance, and asked the CS#1 (confidential source) to assist him."
"Kodirov further stated that he did not care if he lost his own life killing President Obama," according to the search warrant.
Kodirov told a second confidential source on or about July 11 that he wished to kill Obama. That second confidential source said that Kodirov was a "very strict Muslim, who has previously expressed support for Islamic extremists." That second source also stated that Kodirov views Jihadist websites.
The application to a judge to issue a search warrant also sought to search: a 1999 Toyota Corolla, along with Kodirov and his roommate, who is from Sri Lanka. Federal court records do not show any charges against the roommate.
The indictment against Kodirov was announced today by U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance; FBI Special Agent in Charge Patrick J. Maley; Secret Service Special Agent in Charge Roy Sexton; Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Raymond R. Parmer Jr.; and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent in Charge Glenn N. Anderson.
"Federal and local law enforcement agencies effectively coordinated to investigate a threat, which resulted in the arrest of Kodirov, who was charged by the grand jury this afternoon with repeatedly threatening to kill the President of the United States and with possessing grenades and an M15 machine gun," Vance said in a prepared statement....
Kodirov was arrested July 13 at a motel in Leeds after he bought the machine gun from an undercover agent, according to the arrest complaint and supporting affidavit filed July 14.
Kodirov came to the United States in June 2009 His student visa was revoked April 1, 2010, for failure to enroll in school, according to the arrest affidavit....
via Lucianne.com, photo Special, Birmingham News
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Islamic extremist and illegal Uzbek alien indicted for multiple threats to kill Obama, had weapons, didn't care if he died trying to kill him
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