Two men have been arrested in a plot to use machine guns and grenades in an attack on a military processing station in Seattle that also houses a daycare, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday.
Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, also known as Joseph Anthony Davis, of Seattle, and Walli Mujahidh, also known as Frederick Domingue Jr., of Los Angeles, were arrested Wednesday night.
They made initial court appearances Thursday on terrorism and firearms charges. The defendants both only said "yes" when asked if they understood the charges. Their attorney asked for more time, and the judge set a new hearing for next Wednesday.
According to a federal complaint against the men, Abdul-Latif said the motive for the planned attack was his anger over the United State's "real or perceived activities in Afghanistan, Iraq and Yemen." He also said he thought the murder of American soldiers was justifiable.
The building, the Military Entrance Processing Station on East Marginal Way in Seattle, also houses a daycare. Recruits for all military branches are screened and processed there.
There is also a scribd copy of the criminal complaint at the KIRO's website:
Abdul Latif Complaint
Meanwhile, nothing but silence from Mark Potok and the Associated Press, who tried to tell us the only extremists in the Pacific Northwest where crackers who hated Obama.