The criminal was previously convicted for his role as the ring-leader of a crew that committed armed robberies to raise funds for attacks on Jews and Israeli facilities in California.

By United with Israel Staff

A 45-year-old convicted terrorist named Ahmed Alasiri was sentenced Monday to over 15 years in prison for peddling methamphetamine, a high-powered form of speed that has wreaked havoc on American communities”.

Alasiri was busted for selling drugs to an undercover federal agent and plead guilty to distributing methamphetamine, said a statement from the U.S. attorney’s office.

The California-based criminal previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to levy war against the United States government through terrorism. He was sentenced to prison and was released in 2019.

A 2009 Homeland Security report described Alasiri as “an African-American convert to Islam” who led a “group that planned to attack U.S. military installations.”

The report continued, “James, who viewed his outfit as ‘al-Qaeda in California,’ cooked up a plan to recruit five people, in particular those without criminal records, to help him with his plans.

“One of his recruits had a job at Los Angeles Airport (LAX), which James thought could be useful. In a list he made of potential targets James listed LAX, the Israeli consulate in Los Angeles, a U.S. Army base in Manhattan Beach and ‘Army recruiting centers throughout the country.'”

According to the report, “James’ crew planned to attack a U.S. military recruiting station in Los Angeles on the fourth anniversary of 9/11 as well as a synagogue a month later during Yom Kippur, the most solemn of Jewish holidays.”

The original al-Qaeda organization was responsible for the 9/11 attack in 2001 in which the Twin Towers were felled by hijacked planes.

The 2009 Homeland Security report on Alasiri said his crew “financed their activities by sticking up gas stations and their plans only came to light during the course of a routine investigation of a gas station robbery by police in Torrance, California who found documents that laid out their plans for jihadist mayhem.”

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