Press Release: Man Arrested For Planning Terrorism Attack

By Mickey Donovan Posted January 7, 2013

According to the latest FBI press release, Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair, 25, and Randy Wilson, also known as Rasheed Wilson, 25, both U.S. citizens living in Mobile, were arrested today on terrorism charges filed in the Southern District of Alabama.

Both men were the main subjects in the investigation of the FBI. A criminal complaint was signed on December 10, 2012. Both men were charged with providing material support to terrorists. The complaint further alleges that in July 2012, Wilson and Abukhdair also began meeting with a confidential source working for the FBI, and that Wilson and Abukhdair brought the source into their plans to travel overseas to wage violent jihad. The complaint alleges that Wilson and Abukhdair met each other online in 2010. On August 27, 2011, an FBI undercover employee met Wilson, and Wilson told the FBI employee that he and Abukhdair had created a plan to travel with each other overseas for the purpose of waging violent jihad prior to Wilson meeting the FBI employee, according to the complaint.

The complaint is most likely cause to believe that the offenses may have been committed by a defendant. A defendant, of course, is presumed innocent until and unless they are proven guilty at trial.