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    Ex-Texan Charged With Aiding Terrorists. FBI: Man Wanted To Overthrow Somali Gov't.

    POSTED: 11:00 pm EST February 13, 2007

    HOUSTON -- A former Houston man arrested in Kenya last month has been charged in Texas with teaming with al-Qaida to overthrow the Somali government and form an Islamic state there.

    Daniel Joseph Maldonado, 28, a Muslim convert also known as Daniel Aljughaifi and Abu Mohammed, was ordered held without bail Tuesday on federal charges of undergoing military training with a terrorist organization and conspiring to use a destructive device.

    Maldonado was returned to the United States on Monday night and appeared Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Calvin Botley, the U.S. attorney's office in Houston said. A detention hearing is set for next week.

    Maldonado's arrest marks the first criminal prosecution of an American suspected of joining terrorists in Somalia, Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Wainstein said in a statement.

    According to the criminal complaint, Maldonado, a Boston native, traveled from Houston to Africa in November 2005. By December 2006, the complaint says, he was in Somalia and had joined with the Islamic Courts Union and elements of al-Qaida to fight in a rebellion designed to overthrow the Somali government and install an Islamic state.

    The complaint says Maldonado was issued an AK-47 rifle and attended two military training camps at which members of al-Qaida were present.

    Maldonado was captured by the Kenyan military on Jan. 21 as he fled Ethiopian and Somali forces. He was expelled by Kenya and turned over to U.S. officials for his return to Houston.

    It wasn't clear Tuesday whether Maldonado had a lawyer.

    Maldonado told FBI agents in Kenya that he went to Somalia to fight "jihad," or holy war, for a true Islamic government, according to the complaint.

    "I would be fighting the Somali militia, and that turned into fighting the Ethiopians, and if Americans came, I would fight them, too," he is accused of telling the agents. He also told the agents he had "no problem" with killing Americans or with the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the complaint says.

    Somalia's last effective national government fell in 1991, when clan-based warlords overthrew dictator Mohamed Siad Barre and then turned on one another. A transitional government was formed in 2004 with U.N. help.

    Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press.


    How does one become an "Ex-Texan"?
    If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

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  • #2
    From what I know about Texans,I'd of thought bad mouthing Tom Landry's mother would do it but this would work too.
    The bigger question is how someone from a state that claims to have barbecue get hooked up with Muslims without being shot for having consumed pork?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by doughesson View Post
      From what I know about Texans,I'd of thought bad mouthing Tom Landry's mother would do it but this would work too.
      The bigger question is how someone from a state that claims to have barbecue get hooked up with Muslims without being shot for having consumed pork?
      HAHAHAHAHAHAAAA. Good question Doug.
      If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

      "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

      "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

      Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

      impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

      IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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      • #4
        BBQ in Texas is usually BEEF. I guess that would also be a really big NO-NO. May be why he left.. I guess it is easier to write a story that says EX-Texan instead of EX-American. Could be a way to set a jury against the man... Texan's are know for their pride.
        I fish for a living, but I have to work for money...

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        • #5
          No,it's the Hindu that hold the cow to be Holy.As they said in "The Ghost and the Darkness","The Muslims eat the cows."

          Originally posted by rhvfd1214 View Post
          BBQ in Texas is usually BEEF. I guess that would also be a really big NO-NO. May be why he left.. I guess it is easier to write a story that says EX-Texan instead of EX-American. Could be a way to set a jury against the man... Texan's are know for their pride.

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          • #6
            NEWS FLASH!!! The CIA has just finished development of the BBQ Pork bomb.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by doughesson View Post
              No,it's the Hindu that hold the cow to be Holy.As they said in "The Ghost and the Darkness","The Muslims eat the cows."
              Doh! That's right. That's why India is still mostly Hindu and Moderate Muslim. They refuse to switch to eating cows. Had to do some reading to catch up on my cultural knowledge.
              I fish for a living, but I have to work for money...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by lvwrench View Post
                NEWS FLASH!!! The CIA has just finished development of the BBQ Pork bomb.
                Hmm, now I know why I was buying all that pork this week.

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                • #9
                  I believe the 4th and 5th words of that headline combine to tell us how to become an Ex-Texan: "Aiding Terrorists"


                  That Pork bomb would be awesome though. Just think of a squadron of C-130s filled with live hogs flying over some muslim town (preferrably Mecca or Medina) opening the cargo doors at 25,000 feet and going into a vertical climb dumping all the pigs out the back. Just imagine the total devastation that could be caused by 1,000+ pigs falling into a city from such a height. It would be instantly fatal to anyone hit by them and then that person would never get into Heaven for being tainted with pig guts. Not to mention the psychological impact on the population from witnessing the pigs exploding as they hit the ground at nearly 100 mph.

                  As an added bonus, PETA would be madder than hell.

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                  • #10
                    If you gave the pigs parachutes, would this constitute as "pigs (will) fly"?
                    If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

                    "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

                    "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

                    Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

                    impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

                    IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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                    • #11
                      I wonder how many "Dixie Chicks" cds this man had in his possession when he was caught..
                      I fish for a living, but I have to work for money...

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                      • #12
                        Why would anyone want to be an Ex-Texan is the real question...
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by res1cueffd View Post
                          Why would anyone want to be an Ex-Texan is the real question...
                          ditto.. Do you remember the statement "American by Birth, Texan by the Grace of God! "
                          I fish for a living, but I have to work for money...

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                          • #14
                            According to the news we can have all kinds of ex-Texans now since they are going to allow over 7000 Iraqis to come into the states. We can start them out in Texas and then move them to new Orleans.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by res1cueffd View Post
                              Why would anyone want to be an Ex-Texan is the real question...
                              Well ya see, thats what I kinda wondered in the first place. I always understood that if you were born a Texan, you were always a Texan, no matter what. I figure its gotta be more than just "pretty bad" if you got excommunicated from Texas.
                              If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

                              "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

                              "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

                              Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

                              impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

                              IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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