Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal filed by attorneys of the five Muslims convicted of planning to attack New Jersey’s Fort Dix or other military bases. And refused to give a reason why.
Mohamad Shnewer, Serdar Tatar and brothers Dritan, Eljvir and Shain Duka were arrested in May 2007. A federal jury in Camden the next year convicted them of conspiring to kill U.S. military personnel at Fort Dix Army base in New Jersey. A judge cited what he called their radical Islamist ideology. Four of them are serving life terms.
Family members of the five say the men were set up and targeted by informants, who they say are illegal immigrants, simply because they are Muslim. But prosecutors have footage of the men training with automatic weapons and watching jihad videos in preparation for their attack on the Army base.