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Arizona: Muslims had jihad terror group publications, conspired to bomb prison

Sunday, October 16, 2016 2:33
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“The objective of these publications is to provide detailed instructions on how to commit acts of terrorism and to praise those that have successfully carried out attacks.”

It’s every day. How many more people like Thomas and Michelle Bastian, converts to Islam, are there out there? How many people have to die before we take effective measures to counter this murderous ideology?

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“Court documents: Terrorism suspect had ISIS, al-Qaida publications,” Arizona Republic, October 13, 2016:

Arrested terror suspect Michelle Bastian is accused of providing her incarcerated husband with publications distributed by al-Qaida and ISIS, and conspiring with him to bomb the prison where he is incarcerated, according to the Arizona Attorney General’s Office probable-cause statement released Thursday.

According to the statement, an unnamed individual told the Arizona Department of Corrections in May that Thomas Bastian, who is in prison for a 2007 first-degree murder conviction, was planning to build a bomb to kill people, possibly including the prison warden. The individual told officials that Thomas Bastian had converted to the Muslim faith and “became a radicalized.” The plan was for him to build a bomb to either kill the warden or plant it in a vending machine in the prison’s visitor section, according to the statement. The individual reported that his wife, Michelle Bastian, 49, of Florence, was going to provide him with the materials.

According to the statement, the Arizona Department of Corrections searched Thomas Bastian’s cell and found “known terrorist publications” distributed by al-Qaida and ISIS.

“The objective of these publications is to provide detailed instructions on how to commit acts of terrorism and to praise those that have successfully carried out attacks,” according to the statement.

According to the statement, the mail made it past prison security because it was labeled as legal documents.

The search also turned up handwritten notes on how to build a bomb. The statement does not indicate whether any bomb-making equipment was found.

Police searched Michelle Bastian’s Florence home and Urban Oven, the Chandler bakery where she works as a bookkeeper. According to the Attorney General’s Office statement, letters from her husband where found, including letters requesting that she send him “radicalized materials.” Some of the documents he requested were later found in his cell, according to the statement….

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