Four California men charged with hatching terrorist plot
Four California men were arrested on Monday on charges that they hatched a terrorist plot to target Americans in Afghanistan.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said that the alleged ringleader, 34-year-old Soheil Omar Kabir, an Afghan native, traveled to his former home country earlier this year and made plans to train with the Taliban.
He’s accused of working to indoctrinate three young men, 21-year-old Arifeen David Gojali, 23-year-old Ralph Deleon and 21-year-old Alejandro Santana, by introducing them to radical Islamic teachings. Of the three, only Gojali is an American citizen.
The plot allegedly unraveled when one of the men discussed their plans to travel to Afghanistan with a confidential informant working for the FBI.
The video below is from KTLA-TV in Los Angeles, broadcast Tuesday, November 20, 2012.