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Thursday, July 05, 2007

Mayport Naval Station target of terrorists?


Reported in the Jacksonville Business Journal asMayport the target of terrorist plot:
Three Muslims in England who used the Internet to incite terrorist attacks included Mayport Naval Station among their targets.

The men were convicted in London of inciting terrorist murder on the Internet and given sentences of six and a half to 10 years. The sentencing came after a two-month trial. The men were arrested in October 2005.

Details of the plans were found on a Web site run by one of the three and included discussion of using car bombs and rocket-propelled grenades to attack Mayport.

"The first target, which will be penetrated by nine brothers, is the naval base which gives shelter to the ship Kennedy," read one message, which is thought to refer to the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy, which was based at Mayport until it was decommissioned in March.

The message also referred to targets off the base: "These are clubs for naked women, which are opposite the First and Third units."

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