December 17, 2012

An Alabama man accused of plotting to wage violent jihad in a foreign country was prepared to kill Americans if the situation arose, an FBI agent testified.

Based on the testimony and other factors, U.S. Magistrate Judge Katherine “Kit” Nelson ordered Randy “Rasheed” Wilson held in jail pending trial. She rejected defense arguments that the prosecution case amounts to little more than loose talk among young men who had no specific intent to commit crimes.

“I feel that it is strong (evidence) and not just an amorphous sort of crime that is alleged,” Nelson said.

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