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Muslim American Society to issue statement today re: terrorism suspects

Posted by on Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 10:53 AM

Most of the terrorism suspects apprehended by the FBI have lived in Wake County, according to public records databases. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Raleigh could not comment or corroborate this information.

A naturalized citizen, Anes Subasic, 33, lived on Adefield Lane in Holly Springs. Since 1998, Subasic also has lived in Cary, Apex and Chapel Hill.

Subasic filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy last year. His criminal record in North Carolina shows only minor traffic violations.

Hysen Sherifi, 24, a native of Kosovo and permanent U.S. resident, lived on Foxwood Drive in Raleigh. According to the database, his criminal charges included several counts of misdemeanor assault on a female, plus communicating threats, simple assault and speeding.

Daniel Boyd, 39, lived in Willow Spring in Johnston County, as did his sons, Zakariya Boyd, 20, and Dylan Boyd, 22. Daniel Boyd previously lived in Raleigh on Tryon Road.

In 1999, Daniel Boyd, according to public records databases, plead guilty to the offense of intoxicated and disruptive and resisting a police officer. In 2005, he pleaded guilty to passing a worthless check, a misdemeanor. He also declared Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 1999.

In 2007, Zakariya Boyd was charged with misdemeanor possession of pyrotechnics; in 2006, charged with misdemeanor resisting a public officer. Over the past three years, he’s also been charged with several minor traffic violations.

Dylan Boyd only has one minor traffic violation listed in the North Carolina court system.

Ziyad Yaghi, 21, lived on Avent Ferry Road in Raleigh.

Mohammad Hassan, 22, lived on Charles Court in Cary.

The database did not turn up any criminal charges against Yaghi or Hassan in North Carolina.

The Muslim American Society-Freedom Center will read a statement from the family of Daniel Boyd today at noon at 901 Jones Franklin Road, Raleigh. The center issued this statement today:

“We condemn in the strongest terms possible what are apparently vicious and cowardly acts of terrorism against innocent civilians. We join with all Americans in calling for the swift apprehension and punishment of the perpetrators. No cause could ever be assisted by such immoral acts. At the same time, this case is in its infancy and has yet to be tried in a court of law. We ask that media respect this fact and remember the ‘A man is innocent until proven guilty.’

As previously stated, the Muslim American Society-Freedom cannot comment on criminal cases under investigation and we will not speculate about the validity of the arrest. We can however say that this case should be litigated in the federal court, not the court of public opinion, and that this litigation is not related to the Muslim community as an entity. There is a system of justice in place in this country and we are relying on this system to initiate due process fairly and objectively. We ask Americans not to come to any conclusions about Islam or the Muslim community as result of the charges filed against the defendants. Nothing conclusive has been proven in a court of law and guilt has yet to be ascertained.

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