Converts to Islam

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This article lists converts to Islam who resort to terrorism and other religiously motivated crimes, such as lying and pedophilia.

Introduction[edit]

Although terrorism is not exclusive to the Islamic ideology, it should be noted that a disproportionate number of terrorists are Muslims who are motivated by the teachings of Islam. Peter Neumann, a Professor of Security Studies at King’s College in London, has noted that Western converts were "overrepresented among jihadists",[1] and a 2011 study found that 55% of US born Muslims arrested for Islamic terrorist activities were converts to Islam.[2]

Those who were born into Islam may be ignorant of their religion and its actual teachings, therefore they are Muslims who are most likely to interpret Islam in a peaceful way. However, many converts to Islam are more zealous; learning as much about their new found faith as they can. When they do that, the only conclusion that they can draw is that Islam's deity endorses terrorism and rewards terrorists.

If someone is involved in crime and terrorism and they had converted to a certain faith system, it is almost always Islam that the person converted to. The hate for non-Muslims found in Islam is quickly picked up by them. As a result, these converts often turn to the practice or support of terrorism and violence; often showing hatred for their own family, country, and former way of life.

Involvement in Terrorism[edit]

Original Name Country of Origin Name after Conversion Activities More Information
David Hicks Australia Flag of Australia.png Muhammed Dawood Undertook terrorist training in al Qaeda-linked camps and served with the ruling Taliban regime in Afghanistan in 2001. He was then detained by the United States Government in Guantanamo Bay until 2007 when he became the first to be tried and convicted under the U.S. Military Commissions Act of 2006 "Jihad" diary reveals David Hicks terror training
Jill Courtney Australia Flag of Australia.png Arrested at her suburban Sydney home in a swoop by federal and local police operating under anti-terrorism laws. She was charged with conspiracy to murder and conspiracy to cause explosives to be placed in or near a public place Sydney bomb plotter charged
Shane Kent Australia Flag of Australia.png Pled guilty to being a member of a terror cell led by Islamic cleric Abdul Nacer Benbrika, and admitted involvement in the cell’s plan to place bombs at a major football event in Melbourne: the Australian Grand Final in 2005, which attracted nearly 100,000 fans and a TV audience of millions Australian Islamist admits football terror plot
Shannon James Conlon Australia Flag of Australia.png Ibrahim Siddiq-Conlon Preacher who was charged with child porn offenses and threatening a terrorist attack on Sydney’s Mardi Gras parade, an event which celebrates gay lifestyles and diversity Muslim radical on child porn, terror threat charges
Joseph Terrence Thomas Australia Flag of Australia.png Thomas was the first Australian to be convicted under anti-terrorism laws introduced in Australia after the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States. He was sentenced on 31 March 2006 to five years prison with a non-parole period of two years Thomas convicted over al-Qaeda funds
Thomas al-J Austria Flag of Austria.png 25-year-old convert who was arrested in June 2011 and charged with terrorism. Detectives believe he was planning to crash a plane into the Bundestag, German parliament headquarters in Berlin. He has also been accused of recruiting terrorists in order to send them to jihad training camps in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and of funding terrorist organizations Austrian National Arrested for Planning Bundestag Attack
Muriel Degauque Belgium Flag of Belgium.png Myriam Failed suicide car bomb attack in Iraq. Detonated her explosive vest amid an American military patrol in the town of Baquba, wounding one American soldier Raised as Catholic in Belgium, She Died as a Muslim Bomber
Pascal Cruypeninck Belgium Flag of Belgium.png Sentenced in 2008. He convinced his fiancée to convert and tried to get her to go to Iraq on a suicide mission Belgium became the basis of jihadism in Europe
Wellington Menezes de Oliveira Brazil Flag of Brazil.png Former Jehovah’s Witness who converted to Islam two years prior to killing twelve children in a school in Rio de Janeiro; lining them up against a wall and shooting them in the head at point-blank range. His motivation for the shootings and his extremist Islamic beliefs went largely unreported in Western-English media Evidence of his conversion can be read here
Aaron Yoon Canada Flag of Canada.png 24-year-old Korean-Canadian who was raised a Catholic, but (like his friend Xristos Katsiroubas) converted to Islam a year before his graduation. 2 Canadians and about 30 other Muslim terrorists linked to al-Qaeda staged an attack on an Algerian gas refinery which lasted four days (January 16-19, 2013). The attack left more than three dozen refinery workers dead, the final 10 of whom were reportedly tied to gas plant piping and killed in a massive bomb blast. Yoon found himself in custody on terrorism suspicions in Mauritania[3] making him unable to take part in the attacks Canadians in Algeria attack went overseas with 3rd man
John Stewart Nuttall Canada Flag of Canada.png Muhammad[4] 38-year-old “self-radicalized” convert to Islam. He and his partner built explosive devices they planned to detonate at the provincial parliament buildings on Canada Day. In 2013, they were both charged with conspiring together or with others to place an explosive in a government facility with intent to cause death or serious bodily injury for the benefit of a terrorist group and facilitating a terrorist group. They were also charged with possessing an explosive substance with intent to endanger life or cause serious damage to property for the benefit of a terrorist group Police thwart plot to bomb B.C. legislature on Canada Day
Steven Vikash Chand Canada Flag of Canada.png Abdul Shakur Chand was one of 17 people accused of being members of an alleged homegrown terrorist cell, plotting attacks in southern Ontario. Chand is officially charged with belonging to a terrorist group, receiving training and recruiting others to participate in terrorist activity Terror suspect served in Canadian military
Xristos Katsiroubas Canada Flag of Canada.png 22-year-old from a Greek Orthodox Christian background, but (like his friend Aaron Yoon) converted to Islam sometime in his late teens. Xristos grew up in a home with a backyard swimming pool in a middle-class and ethnically diverse London neighbourhood. He, along with another Canadian and about 30 other Muslim terrorists linked to al-Qaeda staged an attack on an Algerian gas refinery which lasted four days (January 16-19, 2013). The attack left more than three dozen refinery workers dead, the final 10 of whom were reportedly tied to gas plant piping and killed in a massive bomb blast. Sources say it is also likely Katsiroubas and the other Canadian intentionally blew themselves up in the blast Canadians in Algerian gas plant attack identified
Alexandre D France Flag of France.png 21-year-old convert to Islam who stabbed a French soldier in the neck in an attempted copycat attack, inspired by the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby a British soldier in London. He converted to "traditionalist even radical Islam" three or four years prior to the attack, and although he was homeless and unemployed, he "demanded not to work with women" when applying for jobs in Rambouillet French prosecutor: ‘Radical Muslim’ suspect admits to stabbing soldier
David CourTailler France Flag of France.png The son of a butcher in Bonneville, a town in the French Alps, CourTailler was raised a Catholic but converted to Islam in 1997 while trying to kick a drug habit during a stay at the British seaside resort of Brighton. He trained in al Qaeda’s notorious Khalden training camp and is linked to a group of Moroccans suspected of involvement in the Madrid bombings which killed 191 people. He recruited volunteers to Afghanistan in the late 90s’ and was found guilty of conspiring with criminals engaged in a terrorist enterprise. David CourTailler is the brother of Jerome CourTailler who was also found guilty on terrorism-related charges A Paris court has sentenced a French convert to Islam to four years in jail
Jean-Daniel B France Flag of France.png 23-year-old convert who was born to a family in a middle-class area. Made friends as a teenager with youths from the Izards estate, where the Muslim terrorist Mohamed Merah grew up, and announced his conversion to Islam on Christmas Day, 2012. In March 2013, he and his brother (also a convert) left Toulouse, saying they were going on holiday to Thailand. They took a bus to Barcelona and then a ferry to Tunisia. From there, they flew to Turkey and crossed the border into Syria. In August the same year, they caused outrage in France by issuing a call for jihad in an internet video. During their 12-minute appeal for holy war, wearing camouflage fatigues and brandishing Kalashnikovs, they urged President Hollande to embrace Islam and withdraw troops from Mali. They are believed to be 2 of about 270 French Sunni jihadi fighters in Syria Convert brothers to Islam call for jihad in France
Jeremie Sidney France Flag of France.png French national who converted to Islam after spending two years in prison for drug dealing. Suspected of a grenade attack on a Jewish market, possibly in retaliation for the US "Innocence of Muslims" video. He was shot and killed by police in Strasbourg after he fired on them, lightly wounding three officers. 11 others were arrested and all of them were French and recent converts to Islam. France arrests 11, kills one in nationwide anti-terror operation, 1 dead, 10 arrested in anti-terror sweep in France
Jerome CourTailler France Flag of France.png The son of a butcher in Bonneville, a town in the French Alps, CourTailler was raised a Catholic but converted to Islam in 1997 while trying to kick a drug habit. He trained in al Qaeda’s notorious Khalden training camp. He was first arrested two days after the September 11 attacks but was acquitted by a Rotterdam court in 2002 of involvement in the planning of the proposed attacks on US interests including the Paris embassy. He was later convicted of running a support network for a terrorist group, funded by credit card fraud and dealing in false documents, and given six years in absentia by the Dutch appeal court. Jerome CourTailler is the brother of David CourTailler who was also found guilty on terrorism-related charges Dutch court jails terror supporters
Nicolas B France Flag of France.png Abu Abd Al Rahman 30-year-old convert who was born to a family in a middle-class area. Made friends as a teenager with youths from the Izards estate, where the Muslim terrorist Mohamed Merah grew up, and converted to Islam in 2009. In March 2013, he and his brother (also a convert) left Toulouse, saying they were going on holiday to Thailand. They took a bus to Barcelona and then a ferry to Tunisia. From there, they flew to Turkey and crossed the border into Syria. In August the same year, they caused outrage in France by issuing a call for jihad in an internet video. During their 12-minute appeal for holy war, wearing camouflage fatigues and brandishing Kalashnikovs, they urged President Hollande to embrace Islam and withdraw troops from Mali. They are believed to be 2 of about 270 French Sunni jihadi fighters in Syria Convert brothers to Islam call for jihad in France
Ruddy Teranova France Flag of France.png Convert to Islam who, along with a member of the group "Saïki Omar" (suspected of plotting an attack at the football World Cup in 1998), was sentenced to six months in Jail for physically assaulting Abderrahmane Dahmane, the Chairman of Democratic Muslims in France (CDMF), a moderate Muslim organization GPSC: terroriste en Algérie, innocent en France?
Robert Richard Pierre France Flag of France.png Abu Abderrahmane Found guilty of recruiting and training terror volunteers, and planning to carry out terror attacks in Morocco and to overthrow the government Morocco Tries Frenchman On Terrorism Charges
Thomas Barnouin France Flag of France.png Thomas Abdelhakim Initial indoctrination in Southwest France and then at Medina University. Captured by Syrian intelligence officials at an al-Qaeda safe house in Syria. Convicted of "criminal conspiracy for terrorist purposes." He was sentenced along with five other native French converts to Islam French Converts To Islam Convicted Of Running Iraqi Jihad Network
Willie Virgile Brigitte France Flag of France.png A French convert to Islam who associated with al-Qaeda in Pakistan and was sentenced to a maximum of nine years for conspiring to blow up Australia's only nuclear reactor and the power grid Terrorist Willie Brigitte to be freed after serving less than half his jail sentence
Christian Emde Germany Flag of Germany.png Converted to Islam in 2003, he was arrested along with another German convert in England and charged with having information which could be of use in terrorism. He pleaded guilty to four offenses under Britain’s Terrorism Act, relating to literature with titles such as “Destroying Buildings” and “Make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom”.[5] Another called "The ultimate mowing machine" suggested adding blades to a four-wheel drive pickup truck in order to drive through pedestrian areas and "mow down the enemies of Allah"[6] German converts to Islam in UK court on terrorism charges
Daniel Schneider Germany Flag of Germany.png Recruited by the Islamic Jihad Union, and a member of the Sauerland cell who planned to bomb mainly American targets in Germany. Sentenced to 12-years in prison German Terrorists Sentenced to Prison After Foiled Bomb Attack Germany
Denis Mamadou Cuspert Germany Flag of Germany.png Abou Maleeq Once a popular rapper in Germany, now a preacher and one of the best-known singers of nasheeds in German. Security officials say he is an influential figure who incites violence through inflammatory videos and fiery speeches that praise terrorists and attack the West. German authorities say people like him inspired the shootings of two American airmen at the Frankfurt airport in March 2011 Osama’s name flows in our blood: Ex-rapper
Eric Breininger Germany Flag of Germany.png Abdul Gaffar el-Almani A member of the Islamic Jihad Union who had contacts with the homegrown group of terrorists who plotted to bomb US targets in Germany in 2007. He had appeared in several propaganda videos posted by the IJU and had tried to recruit new members in Germany. He was killed on April 30, 2010, in a firefight with Pakistani troops, becoming the fourth German-born jihadist to have died in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border region German Jihadist Eric Breininger Killed in Pakistan, Group Claims
Fritz Gelowicz Germany Flag of Germany.png Abdullah Recruited and trained by the Islamic Jihad Union, he was the ringleader of the Sauerland cell who planned to bomb targets in Germany. Sentenced to 12-years in prison From Fritz to Adbullah: conversion shocks Germans
Harry S. Germany Flag of Germany.png Isa al-Khattab Issued death threats against Wolfgang Seibert, the head of a small Jewish community in Pinneberg, a town near Hamburg Head of small Jewish community in Germany receives death threats from Islamist
Pierre Vogel Germany Flag of Germany.png Abu Hamza Former professional boxer who converted to Islam in 2001. He studied Arabic and the Qur'an at the private school Om Al-Qura in Mecca. Under investigation for his role in attempting to arrange an assassination of Zakid Khana, a former Muslim author critical of Islam. Both the author and Stefan Salim Nagi (the Muslim activist whom Vogel approached) are now in hiding, having received death threats and subsequently given official protection Muslims in Germany Tried Twin-Track Approach to Silencing Islam-Critical Book Author: Prosecution and Assassination
Robert Baum Germany Flag of Germany.png Arrested along with another German convert in England and charged with having information which could be of use in terrorism. Pleaded guilty to one charge[5] German converts to Islam in UK court on terrorism charges
Steven Smyrek Germany Flag of Germany.png Abdel Karim Spent two months in a terrorist training camp in order to deal with machine guns and explosives. Convicted of planning a suicide mission for Hezbollah From small criminals to aspiring holy warriors
Compton Eversley Guyana Flag of Guyana.png Abdel Nur Sunni Muslim convert[7][8] and the uncle of former world welterweight boxing champion Andrew "Six Heads" Lewis.[9] Arrested in connection with the failed 2007 JFK Bomb Plot, he pleaded guilty to supporting the plot by attempting to locate an al-Qaeda explosives expert and was sentenced to 15 years Abdel Nur sentenced in New York JFK airport fuel plot
Michael Seaforth Guyana Flag of Guyana.png Abdul Kadir US citizen and a former Mayor and Parliament member, he was raised as a Catholic in Guyana, but later converted to Islam during his university years. Arrested and convicted for the failed 2007 JFK Bomb Plot,[10] he was charged with conspiracy to attack a public transportation system, destroy buildings, attack aircraft and aircraft materials, destroy international airport facilities, and attack a mass transportation facility Better that he turned to Islam than drugs - father
Russell M. Defreitas Guyana Flag of Guyana.png US citizen and convert to Islam[7][8] who was the self-proclaimed ringleader behind the failed 2007 JFK Bomb Plot. Arrested in 2007 and convicted in 2010, he had previously worked as a cargo handler at the airport and had hoped the terrorist attack would be bigger than 9/11 Two convicted in JFK airport bomb plot
Laguerre Payen Haiti Flag of Haiti.png An illegal immigrant to the US who converted to Islam from Roman Catholicism while in prison during the 80's. He was one of four men from Newburgh, NY, who were arrested for the 2009 Bronx terrorism plot, a scheme to shoot down military airplanes flying out of an Air National Guard base in Newburgh, New York and blow up Riverdale Temple and Riverdale Jewish Center in the Bronx P > Laguerre Payen
Dhiren Barot India Flag of India.png Abu Musa al-Hindi UK citizen, pled guilty to conspiring to murder people in terrorist attacks by targeting major financial institutions in the United States, including the World Bank and International Monetary Fund headquarters in Washington, the New York Stock Exchange and the Citigroup building in Manhattan and also setting off a 'dirty bomb' in the United Kingdom Dhiren Barot pleads guilty to US, UK bomb plots
Terence Edward Kelly Ireland Flag of Ireland.png Khalid Kelly Converted to Islam after being imprisoned in Saudi Arabia for making alcohol. In November 2009 he said he was "preparing to wage war against British and allied troops in Afghanistan" adding that he had a "divine calling" to kill. Arrested in 2011 for making death threats against US President Barack Obama[11] Irish convert misunderstands Islam, wants to kill for Allah
Andrea Campione Italy Flag of Italy.png 28-year-old picture framer who converted to Islam. Arrested on charges of 'incitement to activities with terrorist aims', he sent Mohammed Jarmoune (who was earlier arrested for planning an attack on a synagogue in Milan) and others an email with links to instructions online on carrying out acts of terror. Also wished to travel to Afghanistan to join Taliban fighters Italian Muslim convert arrested on terror charge
Domenico Quaranta Italy Flag of Italy.png 29-year-old house painter and convert to Islam, sentenced to twenty years for setting fire to a Milan subway station and trying to attack ancient Greek temples in Agrigento, Sicily 'Free-lance' militants called European threat
Giuliano Delnevo Italy Flag of Italy.png Ibrahim 20-year-old from Genoa who converted to Islam from a Catholic family. He died in Syria fighting alongside Sunni terrorists. He was under investigation for terrorist recruitment in Genoa at the time of his death. First Italian jihadi killed in Syria
Germaine Lindsay Jamaica Flag of Jamaica.png Jamal Lindsay UK citizen and husband of Samantha Lewthwaite (who would later turn out to be a major terrorist figure and the world's most wanted women). He was one of the suicide bombers in the 7/7 London bombings which killed 52 people and injured hundreds Suicide bombers' 'ordinary' lives
Kibley Da Costa Jamaica Flag of Jamaica.png Abdul Khaliq Brought up in a Christian family, 24-year-old Costa is a UK citizen and Muslim convert who was jailed in 2007 for helping run terror training camps in the New Forest and Berkshire Profiles: Mohammed Hamid and his followers
Lee Boyd Malvo (aka. John Lee Malvo) Jamaica Flag of Jamaica.png An illegal immigrant to the US, he carried out the 2002 Beltway sniper attacks, killing 10 people. Malvo, along with John Allen Muhammad, was arrested in connection with the attacks on October 24, 2002, following tips from alert citizens. He depicted their crimes in his art as "jihad" in America and had said they were meant "to terrorize the nation"[12] Malvo sketches depicted 'jihad'
Robert Mustaq John Jamaica Flag of Jamaica.png A Jamaican convert to Islam living in the states illegally. Convicted of sending a death threat by e-mail to blogger Debbie Schlussel, which consisted of pictures of American journalist Daniel Pearl in mid-beheading and other states of pre-rigor mortis. Also included in the subject line was the following: "JEWgirl, you might be next", and in red capital letters the words "KILL ALL KIKES" “Religion of Peace”: Muslim Indicted, Another Guilty for Death Threats Against Schlussel
Trevor Forrest Jamaica Flag of Jamaica.png Sheikh Abdullah el-Faisal His parents belonged to the Christian evangelical group Salvation Army, but he converted to Islam after being introduced to the faith by a school teacher at about 16. He preached in a London mosque attended by convicted terrorists and was imprisoned in Britain for nearly four and a half years for inciting murder and stirring racial hatred with sermons titled "No peace with the Jews" and "Them versus Us." In one recorded sermon, he told followers that "the way forward is the bullet." On another, he said jihadists should use "chemical weapons to exterminate the unbelievers" Leaked US cables portray worries that Jamaica could become incubator for Islamic extremism
Wadih el-Hage Lebanon Flag of Lebanon.png Abd'al Sabur A member of al-Qaida. Became a mujahideen fighter in Afghanistan. Linked to the killing of Dr. Rashad Khalifa. A weapon purchased by him was also used in the killing of rabbi Meir Kahane. Believed to have become a key aide to Bin Laden & also to have been trying to obtain chemical weapons for the terrorist group. 1 of 4 involved in the 1998 United States embassy bombings. Found guilty of belonging to a worldwide conspiracy to kill Americans and destroy U.S. property Four embassy bombers get life
Jermaine Walters Netherlands Flag of Netherlands.png Hofstad member and brother of convicted terrorist Jason Walters. Arrested (aged 17) in connection with a plot to assassinate Dutch MP Ayaan Hirsi Ali during a New Year's 2005 celebration The 'Hofstad' group - background and profiles
Jason Walters Netherlands Flag of Netherlands.png Jamal Walters Hofstad member. Arrested, after a long 14 hour siege in The Hague, where hand grenades were thrown at police. Walters planned to assassinate Dutch political figures he deemed anti-Muslim, including Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Geert Wilders. Both, outspoken critics of Islam. Convicted on charges of terrorism From Quiet Teen to Terrorist Suspect
Unnamed male (due to young age) Netherlands Flag of Netherlands.png Maik R Sent threatening emails to Lower House members Hirsi Ali and Geert Wilders. He had also hidden a self made explosive device in his parents home. An Amsterdam court has placed him in a juvenile pyschiatric hospital Dutch convert to Islam who made bombs and threatened politicians had 'obsessive identification' with Islam
Not released Norway Flag of Norway.png Muslim Abu Abdurrahman 33-year-old who converted in 2008 and was recruited by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). He received terrorist training over several months in Yemen. Britain's Sunday Times newspaper reported, citing intelligence sources, that Al-Qaeda intend to use him in an attack on a US airliner Al-Qaeda's Norwegian 'was left-wing radical'
Angelo Ramirez Trinidad Philippines Flag of Philippines.png Abu Khalil Trinidad A member of the Rajah Sulaiman Movement (a terrorist group comprising of Christian converts to Islam), and also a member of an Abu Sayyaf cell. Trinidad and an accomplice conducted the February 2005 Valentine's Day bombing of a passenger bus in Manila that killed six and wounded over 100. He assembled the bomb, helped plant it on the bus and triggered it by cell phone. He was convicted of the bombing in October 2005. He was also positively identified as having participated with the ASG in the April 2000 kidnappings of 21 foreign tourists and Malaysian workers from Sipadan Island, Malaysia Angelo Ramirez Trinidad (The Al-Qaida and Taliban Sanctions Committee)
Dinno Amor Rosalejos Pareja Philippines Flag of Philippines.png Khalil Pareja Aminah The key operative in the August 2005 twin bombings in Zamboanga City, the Philippines, which wounded 26 people, Pareja assumed a senior leadership role of the Rajah Sulaiman Movement (a terrorist group comprising of Christian converts to Islam) in 2005 following the arrests of its founder and second-in-command. In November 2006, Pareja led a group in casing bombing targets in Cebu City, the Philippines, for an attack planned to coincide with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit. In 2004, the RSM founder entrusted him with the groups funds More Philippine terror arrests
Feliciano Semborio Delos Reyes Jr. Philippines Flag of Philippines.png Ustadz Abubakar Delos Reyes A founding member and a senior leader of the Rajah Sulaiman Movement (a terrorist group comprising of Christian converts to Islam). In 2006, Reyes conducted military and counterintelligence training in the Philippines for students of an ASG and JI-linked educational center. He reportedly joined with Abu Sayyaf in 2003 to plan and prepare a proposed bombing in Manila. Also participated in the 2003 Awang airport bombing near Cotabato City, the Philippines, which killed 1 soldier and wounded 3 civilians. He was arrested Reyes in December 2006 Feliciano Semborio Delos Reyes Jr. (The Al-Qaida and Taliban Sanctions Committee)
Hilarion del Rosario Philippines Flag of Philippines.png Ahmad Islam Santos Founder of the Rajah Sulaiman Movement, a radical group of Muslim converts from Christianity, responsible for the sinking of a ferry near Manila in which 116 people died in February 2004, the worst terror attack in the mainly Roman Catholic country. Suspected of planning further attacks during the long holiday which marks the Roman Catholic All Saints Day and the end of Ramadan for Muslims Philippines says arrests Islamic militant leader
Pio Abogne De Vera Philippines Flag of Philippines.png Ismael de Vera Believed to be the second-in-command of the Rajah Sulaiman Movement (a terrorist group comprising of Christian converts to Islam). He participated in terrorist acts conducted by Jemaah Islamiyah, and played an active role in a plot to bomb civilian targets in Manila in 2005. In a disrupted plot, he purchased and transported explosives and scouted targets frequented by Americans and other foreign nationals. De Vera also was one of two persons tasked with executing another aborted plot to bomb several targets in Luzon, the Philippines, including telecommunications and power facilities Pio Abogne De Vera (The Al-Qaida and Taliban Sanctions Committee)
Redendo Cain Dellosa Philippines Flag of Philippines.png Habil Ahmad Dellosa One of the leaders of the Rajah Sulaiman Movement (a terrorist group comprising of Christian converts to Islam), as well as a member of Abu Sayyaf. He led the 2004 Manila ferry bombing which killed 116 people. He was tasked by an ASG leader to devise a plan to kill Philippine Vice Presidential candidate Loren Legarda. Dellosa admitted that he decided to place a bomb at one of her campaign stops. He was arrested and charged with participation in the 2001 kidnapping of 20 people, several of whom were killed, from the Dos Palmas resort in Palawan, the Philippines Redendo Cain Dellosa (The Al-Qaida and Taliban Sanctions Committee)
Ricardo Perez Ayeras Philippines Flag of Philippines.png Abdul Kareem Ayeras A member of the Rajah Sulaiman Movement (a terrorist group comprising of Christian converts to Islam). A central player in the 2005 "Big Bang" plot to bomb civilian targets in Manila, he was to drive the bomb-laden car, staying with it as a suicide bomber, if necessary. He also helped purchase the explosives for the plot. In addition, several thousand US dollars, probably destined for the same attack, were channeled through Ayeras's ATM account. He was arrested for his role in the 2005 Valentine's Day bombing of a passenger bus in Manila that killed 6 and wounded over 100 Ricardo Perez Ayeras (The Al-Qaida and Taliban Sanctions Committee)
Ruben Pestano Lavilla Jr. Philippines Flag of Philippines.png Sheik Omar Lavilla A founding member of the Rajah Sulaiman Movement (a terrorist group comprising of Christian converts to Islam), believed to have taken over as RSM's political, religious and strategic leader following Santos's arrest. Lavilla is considered RSM' s spiritual advisor. Lavilla channeled funds to RSM from personal Arab contacts. At some point before 2003, Lavilla also personally couriered approximately US $200,000. He was part of the Abu Sayyaf-sponsored cell that carried out the 2004 Manila ferry bombing which killed 116 people. Arrested in Bahrain in 2008 and deported to the Philippines Bahrain deports top terrorist to Philippines
Tyrone del Rosario Santos Philippines Flag of Philippines.png Dawud Santos The brother of Ahmad Islam Santos, founder of the Rajah Sulaiman Movement (a terrorist group comprising of Christian converts to Islam). He was arrested in 2005 for illegal possession of firearms and explosives. Santos was released on bail and immediately disappeared. In a radio phone interview aired in the Southern Philippines, in what is known as the "Julius Babao-Dawud Santos affair", he denied being a terrorist Julius Babao-Dawud Santos affair
Christian Ganczarski Poland Flag of Poland.png Al-Qaeda member. Responsible for recruiting fighters in Krefeld and Essen in West Germany. Charged under the nation's "association with terrorism" legislation for his role in the April 11, 2002, bombing of the Ghriba synagogue in Djerba, Tunisia. The attack claimed 21 lives, including 14 German and two French nationals Polish-Born Muslim Convert Sentenced for Leading Role in Tunisian Synagogue Bombing
Aminat Saprykina Russia Flag of Russia.png Aminat Kurbanova A theater actress and member of a breakdance troupe before marrying her fist husband, Marat Kurbanov, converting to Islam and joining Dagestan's radical Islamist insurgency. After Marat was killed in an anti-terrorism operation in 2009, Kurbanova married her last husband, Magomed Ilyasov, who also died when handling a self-made bomb. In 2012 she became a 'black widow' suicide bomber in an attack targeting a moderate Sufi leader and killing 7 people including a child 'Black Widow' Bomber Was Actress, Dancer
Andre Vladimirovich Bataloff Russia Flag of Russia.png A 27-year-old convert from Siberia with a "flowing red beard, pasty skin and piercing blue eyes". He was arrested in Afghanistan in a truck carrying 1,000 pounds of explosives. At the time, he had disguised himself in a burqa, the traditional form of Islamic dress worn by Afghan women. Planned to carry out a suicide bombing Foreign Fighters of Harsher Bent Bolster Taliban
Aleksandr Tikhomirov Russia Flag of Russia.png Said Buryatskiy Converted to Islam (possibly from Buddhism) at the age of 15 and was killed during a special operation in the Russian Republic of Ingushetia. Investigators believe Buryatsky turned to jihad in 2008, when he returned to Russia after studying in Egypt and Qatar and joined the head of militants Doku Umarovwas. He personally trained suicide bombers and is believed to have been responsible for 15 terrorist acts committed against the state authorities, local government and civilians, including the derailment of the luxury high-speed Nevsky Express train traveling from Moscow to St. Petersburg in November 2009. Buryatsky’s name had also been mentioned in connection with a number of big terrorist acts in Russia, including the attempt on Ingush President Yunus-Bek Yevkurov in June 2009 when a suicide bomber smashed a bomb-laden car into Yevkurov's armored Mercedes, killing the driver and a bodyguard in the blast ROAR: Militants in North Caucasus lose another “ideologue”
Dmitry Sokolov Russia Flag of Russia.png Abdul Jabbar A young Muscovite convert to Islam who was recruited by Naida Asiyalova, a female suicide bomber who was married to a millitant leader. Sokolov became a skilled bomber respected by Islamic militants and is wanted in Dagestan for taking part in two terrorist explosions, in which at least 29 people were injured Terrorist blast kills 6, injures over 30 in Volgograd, central Russia
Naida Asiyalova Russia Flag of Russia.png A female convert from Dagestan who was the wife of a militant leader. She had only recently converted to Islam before becoming a suicide bomber responsible for setting off a bomb on a bus in Volgograd, central Russia, killing six people and injuring 37, including a 20-month-old toddler Terrorist blast kills 6, injures over 30 in Volgograd, central Russia
Pavel Kosolapov Russia Flag of Russia.png Converted to Islam in the 1990's and became a close associate of Shamil Basayev, the terrorist mastermind behind the Beslan school siege. He was one of four, accused of blowing up the Moscow to St Petersburg Nevsky Express train in 2007, which injured sixty passengers, thirty of whom required hospitalization. Also suspected by Russian authorities of planning several suicide operations in Chechnya. According to Russian authorities, he was also responsible for the train bombing in November 2009 in Russia which killed 25 people Top terrorist warlord linked to 2007 train bombing, Former soldier suspected of train bombing
Tatyana Tarasova Russia Flag of Russia.png Joined the interregional "Islamic Committee" movement, a Muslim advocacy group, as the deputy chairman in 2005. She also started administering its website. Pled guilty in 2012 and was sentenced to 1.5 years of probation for posting an article promoting terrorism. According to investigators, after her conversion, Tarasova had began supporting radical Islamic views and the idea of committing terrorist acts against non-Muslims in an effort to unite the Muslim world under a "global Islamic caliphate" Radical Islamist sentenced to probation for terrorism promotion
Vitaly Razdobudko Russia Flag of Russia.png Convert from Christianity. Razdobudko is wanted by authorities for organising the Moscow airport suicide bombing which took the lives of 35 and injured more than a hundred Moscow airport bomber converted by Russian imam: report
Vladimir Khodov Russia Flag of Russia.png Abdullah Joined the Taliban training camp in Galashki (Ingushetia). Caught on film and identified as the prime suspect behind a terrorist attack in Vladikavkaz, which killed an army cadet and a female civilian. Also considered to have been one of the leaders in the Beslan school hostage crisis Suspect behind Feb 3 bombing in Vladikavkaz named
William Plotnikov Russia Flag of Russia.png Born to Christian parents, Plotnikov was a former boxing champion who immigrated to Canada at the age 15 and converted to Islam in 2009-2010. He was killed by Russian security forces during a gun battle in Dagestan in July 2012. At the age of 23, he became the first known Canadian convert to die fighting in the name of jihad The Canadian who converted to jihad: Boxer turned militant killed in Dagestan
Kerim Chatty Sweden Flag of Sweden.png Was suspected of attempted hijacking of an aircraft in 2002. He was subsequently released from police custody and the preliminary inquiry regarding attempted hijacking was dropped.

Chatty was arrested at the Stockholm-Västerås Airport on August 29, 2002, as he was trying to board a Ryanair Flight 685 headed to the London Stansted Airport, with a loaded pistol in his hand luggage, contained in a bag of toiletries

Raised eyebrows at the decision by a court in Sweden to order the release of a suspected hijacker
Albert Friedrich Armand Huber Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png Ahmed Huber A Swiss German journalist and a member of the liberal Social Democratic Party of Switzerland. He converted to Islam and retained his Nazi beliefs which he considered complimentary to one another. He gained international notoriety in 2001 when he was accused by the United States government of funding Al Qaeda's terrorist activities through the Al Taqwa Bank, of which he was one of five managers Ahmed Huber
Anthony Green Tanzania Flag of Tanzania.png Abdur Raheem Green British Islamic preacher who claims he is not an extremist. Told students that it was difficult to argue with the views of Osama bin Laden and said “terrorism works” during a speech at a university in London.[13] Also wrote on his website that adultery and homosexuality must be treated “harshly” to protect society and that “a slow and painful death by stoning” is the punishment[14] Abdur Raheem Green: Imperious Islam
Glenn Neville Ford Trinidad and Tobago Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.png Convert to Islam who immigrated to Canada in the mid-1970’s. The leader of Jamaat ul-Fuqra, he was one of five men arrested in 1993, accused, and convicted of plotting to bomb a Hindu temple and Indian theatre in Toronto, Canada. He was convicted for his crimes and served his sentence. He was released in April 2006 Pre 9/11 Massive Terror Plot Targetting 4,500 Hindus and Sikhs in Toronto Forgotten
Lennox Philip Trinidad and Tobago Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.png Yasin Abu Bakr The leader of the Jamaat al Muslimeen, a Muslim group in Trinidad and Tobago. The group has long-standing links with Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi. Under the leadership of Abu Bakr and Bilaal Abdullah, the group staged an attempted coup d’état in 1990 Trinidad Muslims Being Closely Monitored
Winston Kingston Trinidad and Tobago Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.png Kareem Ibrahim Convert to Sunni Islam who later adopted Shi'ite Islam in the 1970s,[7] he is an imam and leader of the Shi'ite Muslim community in Trinidad. Convicted in 2011 for "conspiring to blow up the fuel lines and fuel tanks at Kennedy Airport in a fiery attack that would rival 9/11" Brooklyn jury convicts Imam Kareem Ibrahim in Kennedy Airport plot
Andrew Ibrahim United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom.png Quantities of Hexamethylene Triperoxide Diamine (HMTD), a homemade explosive, along with two homemade vests, ball bearings, air gun pellets, nails and screws, wired circuitry, batteries and electric bulb filaments found at residence White British Converts to Islam Pose Suicide-Bombing Threat in UK
Brian Young United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom.png Umar Islam One of a group of plotters with apparent ties to Pakistan. The group planned to smuggle liquid explosives onto between 6 and 10 airliners departing the UK bound for the US. The bombers would detonate the explosives en route. Charged with Conspiracy to commit murder and acts of terrorism. Pled guilty to the allegation of conspiring to inflict public problems Three plead guilty to jet bomb plot
Don Stewart-Whyte United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom.png Abdul Waheed Half-brother to model Heather Stewart-Whyte and one of a group of plotters with apparent ties to Pakistan. The group planned to smuggle liquid explosives onto between 6 and 10 airliners departing the UK bound for the US. The bombers would detonate the explosives en route. Charged with preparing acts of terrorism. He is also charged with possession of a firearm, silencer and magazine clip My love for terror suspect
Graham Adams United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom.png Ahmed Khalid Ibrahim Converted to Islam at the age of 18. He was arrested in 2007 by Kenyan police as part of an anti-terrorism operation. Adams was questioned about links to six Kenyan terror suspects who were arrested while in possession of illegal grenades in the capital's Eastleigh estate. He admitted one of the suspects was "a business contact in Nairobi" Briton who converted to Islam arrested by Kenyan anti-terror police after arms seized
Jack Roche United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom.png Jemaah Islamiah member and Al-Qaeda associate, personally acquainted with Osama bin Laden. Pleaded guilty and was convicted of plotting to bomb the Israeli embassy in Canberra, Australia's capital city British-born man admits bomb plot
Mark Townley United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom.png Ashraf Islam 30-year-old Northern Irish man who converted to Islam during his time in prison in 2010, and afterwards travelled to the Middle East. He confessed to the police (and later plead guilty at Uxbridge Magistrates Court) that he planned to kidnap and murder Prince Harry the day after the Woolwich terror attack. Police seized his computer and found he had searched the internet for information on "guns", "vans," and "kidnapping" and visited extremist and firearms websites. He was charged under Section 16 of the Offences against the Person Act, which carries a possible jail term of up to 10 years, following an investigation by the Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command unit Muslim Convert Confesses to Prince Harry Kidnap-Murder Plot
Matthew Newton United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom.png Convicted of preparing for acts of terrorism and disseminating terrorist publications. He, along with another Muslim, tried to recruit undercover police to fight British soldiers in Afghanistan Two convicted of terror planning in Manchester
Michael Adebolajo United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom.png Mujahid Abu Hamza Raised in a devout Christian family but converted to Islam in 2003 after leaving college. He was one of two terrorists who ran down a British soldier on a London street before screaming "Allahu Akbar" and butchering him with a machete in broad daylight, and in front of many passersby. Claimed they were "forced by the Qur'an, in Sura At-Tawba" to do what they did. He and his accomplice were both shot and hospitalized after they tried to attack police officers who arrived at the scene Michael Adebolajo revealed as knife-wielding terror suspect in London soldier attack: report
Michael Adebowale United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom.png Raised in a Christian family but converted to Islam at 19, while studying at Greenwich University, where he met Michael Adebolajo. He and Adebolajo ran down a British soldier on a London street before screaming "Allahu Akbar" and butchering him with a machete in broad daylight, and in front of many passersby. His accomplice claimed they were "forced by the Qur'an, in Sura At-Tawba" to do what they did. They were both shot and hospitalized after they tried to attack police officers who arrived at the scene 'They brainwashed him': Mother of Woolwich murder suspect battled to turn him against extremism amid concerns he was 'turning against the family'
Nicky Reilly United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom.png Mohammed Rasheed 22-year-old who converted to Islam at the age of 18, then befriended local Kurdish immigrants and learned Kurdish. He attempted to detonate three bombs in a crowded restaurant in Exeter. Only one of the devices exploded, lightly wounding Reilly as he handled it in the restaurant’s toilet White British Converts to Islam Pose Suicide-Bombing Threat in UK
Oliver Savant United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom.png Ibrahim Savant One of a group of plotters with apparent ties to Pakistan. The group planned to smuggle liquid explosives onto between 6 and 10 airliners departing the UK bound for the US. The bombers would detonate the explosives en route. Charged with Conspiracy to commit murder and acts of terrorism. Pleaded guilty to the allegation of conspiring to inflict public problems Three plead guilty to jet bomb plot
Rakan Ben Williams United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom.png The Global Islamic Media Front has threatened [the West] on the Internet by means of its new soldier, whom it calls Rakan Ben Williams, “[after] the coming attack there will be no one to analyze and investigate, because the mind and the heart will be unable to comprehend it Warning of Rakan Ben Williams
Richard Dart United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom.png Salahuddin al Britani The son of Dorset teachers, he was featured in a 2011 BBC documentary filmed by his own brother about his conversion to Islam. Dart, formerly a BBC security guard with ties to the cleric Anjem Choudary, and a former police community support officer were among six people arrested for plotting a terror attack in Britain. He was found guilty for preparing acts of terrorism and jailed for six years.[15] White Muslim one of six arrested over ‘terror plot'
Richard Reid United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom.png Abdel Rahim Born in 1973 in Bromley, south-east London to an English mother and Jamaican father. He converted to Islam in prison, where he served time for a string of convictions such as street muggings. Pled guilty to a failed suicide attack, in which he tried to detonate explosives packed in the heels of his shoes on an American Airlines flight from Paris to Miami, before being overpowered by passengers and crew Bomb suspect 'part of network'
Royal Barnes United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom.png Musa A call center worker from Hackney, East London, who was charged with three terror offences, accused of creating the film "Muslim Laughs at British Soldier Killing". Within hours of the Lee Rigby killing, Barnes created the video and a host of others using the death as terrorist propaganda. Barnes is accused of dissemination of terrorist publications and circulating them “with the intention, either directly or indirectly of encouraging others into the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism”. He is also charged with encouraging an act of terrorism by publishing a statement that glorified the killing of Fusilier Rigby. The third and most serious charge is attempting to incite terrorism overseas Call centre worker in court accused of making video called Muslim Laughs at British Soldier Killing
Samantha Lewthwaite United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom.png Sherafiyah Converted at the age of 17. She is the widow of 7/7 bomber Germaine (Jamal) Lindsay who detonated the bomb at London’s King’s Cross Tube station, killing 26 people. Like the American Naser Jason Abdo concerning the Fort Hood massacre, Samantha received media attention for publicly condemned the 7/7 bombings as ‘Abhorrent’.[16] It is now known that she is the main financier of a major terrorist cell affiliated to the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabaab who planned to mount a series of attacks on the Kenyan resort of Mombasa during Christmas. She is also planning on becoming a suicide bomber.[17] From Ulster schoolgirl to al-Qaida suspect - hunt for bomber's widow
Simon Keeler United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom.png Suleiman A prominent member of al-Muhajiroun, he converted to Islam in 1996 while unemployed and was regularly interviewed by the media. Found guilty of inciting terrorism and encouraging funding of terrorism. He became the UK's first white convert to be jailed for terrorism offenses White British Converts to Islam Pose Suicide-Bombing Threat in UK
United States Flag of United States.png Abu Usamah at-Thahabi Has been accused of preaching messages of hate towards non-Muslims. On 14 January 2007, a documentary by Channel 4 entitled Undercover Mosque was aired attributing to him various comments, such as stating that Osama bin Laden was better than a "million George Bushes and a thousand Tony Blairs," or that non-Muslims were "pathological liars" Radical cleric praises Bin Laden
Adam Yahiye Gadahn United States Flag of United States.png Azzām al-Amrīki English-speaking senior operative, cultural interpreter, spokesman and media advisor for the Islamic terrorist group Al-Qaeda. Indicted by a federal grand jury for the capital crime of treason for aiding an enemy of the United States. Has appeared in a number of videos produced by Al-Qaeda "To Americans and the rest of Christendom we say, either repent or suffer the consequences in this world and the next"
Allen Walter Lyon United States Flag of United States.png Hammad Abdur-Raheem A convicted member of a militant jihadist network in Northern Virginia. He was raised a Christian and converted to Islam in 1994 during the course of his military service. He also set up a charity to collect funds for Chechen refugees, but later admitted it was designed to send funds to "Chechen mujahidin" U.S. Judge Reduces 'Va. Jihad' Sentences
Antonio Martinez United States Flag of United States.png Muhammad Hussain Was arrested on December 8, 2010, after he attempted to remotely detonate a bomb placed in a vehicle at the armed forces recruiting station in Catonsville, Maryland. Pled guilty to an attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and sentenced to 25 years in prison Maryland man sentenced to 25 years for plot to bomb military recruiting center
Barry Walter Bujol United States Flag of United States.png Convert from Hempstead, Texas, who had been in contact with the late US-born Al-Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaqi. During the two-year long FBI investigation he repeatedly pledged his commitment to "violent jihad," saying it was his duty as a Muslim. As part of his "training exercises", Bujol suggested he was willing to attack human targets in the United States. He was convicted of attempting to provide material support to Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Texas man convicted of attempting to aid Al Qaeda
Bryant Neal Vinas United States Flag of United States.png Bashir al-Ameriki A one-time Boy Scout and Catholic altar boy. Become an al Qaeda member, who trained to become a suicide bomber. Fought side-by-side with terrorists in Afghanistan and supplied the terror network with information about New York's public transit system, according to federal prosecutors. Charged for a rocket attack on U.S. forces in Afghanistan New Yorker Joined Al Qaida in Attacks on Troops
Carlos Bledsoe United States Flag of United States.png Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad A 24-year-old Little Rock resident, facing a first-degree murder charge and 15 counts of engaging in a terrorist act, for the shooting of 2 soldiers at a Little Rock military recruiting center Gunman Kills Soldier Outside Recruiting Station
Carlos Eduardo Almonte United States Flag of United States.png Converted to Islam in 2005 or 2006. He intended to take a flight to Egypt on his way to Somalia to join a terrorist organization known as Al Shabaab N.J. suspect charged in terror case told neighbors he'd be away on trip for six months
Charles Patrick Boyd United States Flag of United States.png Converted to Islam in 1981. In June 1991, he and his brother Daniel Patrick Boyd who was also a convert were accused of robbing a branch of United Bank in a Peshawar suburb in Pakistan. According to prosecutors, the brothers trained in terrorist camps and fought the Soviet Union Brother defends accused terror head
Christopher Paul United States Flag of United States.png Abdul malek Has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction. Federal prosecutors say that Paul worked with Iyman Faris and Nuradin Abdi, who plotted to help raise money and provide equipment for the terrorist organization. Authorities say he traveled to Pakistan and Afghanistan for training as a terrorist Worthington man agrees to plead guilty to terrorism charge
Clement Rodney Hampton-el United States Flag of United States.png Rashid Travelled to Afghanistan for training to fight jihad. Assisted in the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993 Terror Ties Of Miami, Florida Muslim Group Go Deep
Cleven Raphael Holt United States Flag of United States.png Isa Abdullah Ali After serving with the U.S. Army in Korea, converted to Islam and joined the Afghan fight against the Soviets. Forced by an injury back to Washington, he soon left for Lebanon, where he worked with the Amal militia and Hezbollah Hundreds of Americans have followed the path to jihad
Colleen R. LaRose United States Flag of United States.png Fatima Rose/Jihad Jane Charged with actively trying to recruit Islamic terrorists, including at least one American, to wage jihad and murder Swedish artist Lars Vilks Colleen LaRose (Wikipedia)
Craig Benedict Baxam United States Flag of United States.png 24 year old Iraq War veteran who converted to Islam after he came across an Islamic religious website nearing the end of his time with the military. Charged with attempting to provide material support and resources to al-Shabaab. Ex-soldier from Laurel charged with trying to join terrorist group in Somalia
Daniel Patrick Boyd United States Flag of United States.png Saifullah Arrested and charged with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists overseas; Boyd and his son, Zakariya Boyd, traveled to Gaza in March 2006, where the elder Boyd "attempted to enter Palestine in order to introduce his son to individuals who also believed that violent jihad was a personal obligation." Daniel was recorded saying "I love jihad. I love to stand there and fight for the sake of Allah"[18] Seven North Carolinians charged in terror plot
Daniel Joseph Maldonado United States Flag of United States.png Daniel Aljughaifi Converted to Islam in 2000 and participated in a jihadist training program that included weapons and explosives. Captured by the Kenyan military, in 2007 he was charged with playing a role in terrorist activities in Somalia US Citizen Pleads Guilty to Training to Fight Jihad
David T. Belfield United States Flag of United States.png Dawud Salahuddin Assassinated an Iranian critic of Ayatollah Khomeini and fled to Iran Airbrushing a killer
David Williams United States Flag of United States.png One of four men from Newburgh, NY, who were arrested for the 2009 Bronx terrorism plot, a scheme to shoot down military airplanes flying out of an Air National Guard base in Newburgh, New York and blow up Riverdale Temple and Riverdale Jewish Center in the Bronx. He is not related to Onta Williams (also involved in the same incident) Terror Suspects Are Jailhouse Converts
Derrick Shareef United States Flag of United States.png Talib Abu Salaam Ibn Shareef Arrested by federal agents on charges of planning to set off hand grenades at an Illinois shopping mall on Dec. 22 as part of his plan to commit "violent jihad" against civilians Feds Arrest Man They Say Planned to Detonate Grenades in Illinois Shopping Mall
Donald Thomas Surratt United States Flag of United States.png A member of a militant jihadist network in Northern Virginia. Pled guilty to weapons violations and conspiring to aid the Taliban in its fight against the United States 3 Plead Guilty as Terror Investigation in Virginia Expands
Earnest James Ujaama United States Flag of United States.png Pled guilty to the charge of conspiring to provide goods and services to the Taliban Earnest Ujaama sentenced
Emerson Winfield Begolly United States Flag of United States.png Asadullah al-Shishani Pennsylvanian neo-Nazi who converted to Islam and had "posted jihadi songs and pictures of himself in Nazi garb online."[19] Pled guilty to using the Internet to solicit others into committing terrorism. The solicitations included urging individuals in the US to sabotage train tracks; destroy phone lines, power lines, and cell phone towers; start forest fires; and engage in isolated attacks against Americans civilians, police, and military officials American Muslim pleads guilty to using the Internet to solicit terrorism
Eric Harroun United States Flag of United States.png Former US soldier who converted to Islam after becoming friends with two Iraqis living in the United States. Took up arms against President Bashar al-Assad's regime with the most notorious of Syria's rebel/terrorist groups, Jabhat al-Nusra, an offshoot of al-Qaeda in Iraq. He came to Syria after participating in the Tahrir protests in Cairo in 2011 and then travelling extensively in the Middle East. He has posted videos of himself on Facebook saying: "[al-Assad] Your days are numbered. You're going down in flames. You should just quit now while you can, and leave. You're going to die no matter what," and also several images of himself posing with rocket launchers and machine guns in combat fatigues Former US soldier turned Syrian rebel
Frederick Domingue, Jr. United States Flag of United States.png Walli Mujahidh Charged, along with another convert, with plotting to attack a Seattle military recruiting station that also houses a daycare center with machine guns and grenades in the hope of killing more people than a single gunman achieved in the deadly 2009 attack at Fort Hood. Their aim was to inspire other Muslims to carry out similar attacks Feds: Converts to Islam Planned Ft. Hood-Style Assault in Seattle
Gregory Patterson United States Flag of United States.png A member of Islamic terrorist group Jam’iyyat Ul-Islam Is-Saheeh (The Association of True Islam). Arrested for armed robbery of gas stations, to fund terror operations. Pled guilty to plotting terror attacks against U.S. military facilities, Israeli offices and Jewish synagogues Terrorism and the Times: What's Not Fit To Print
Henry Dewitt McFarland III United States Flag of United States.png Arrested for threatening to blow up the University of Texas at Brownsville after a classmate made a derogatory remark against the Muslim faith. McFarland stated he was in the “process of converting to Islam” Derogatory comment against Islam motive in UTB bomb threat
Hiram Torres United States Flag of United States.png Mohammed Salman Suspected member of Harkat ul- Mujahedeen, a Pakistani group with ties to Al Qaeda. Died while participating in armed jihad in Afghanistan Missing New Jersey Man's Name Turns Up in Kabul
Jameela Cecila Barnette United States Flag of United States.png Threatened several lawmakers, including New York State Senator Greg Ball whom she sent an anti-Christian/Semitic, threatening letter in a box with a stuffed monkey with Stars of David pinned to it, and Representative Peter King whom she sent a bloody pig's foot and another anti-Semitic letter. She was shot dead on Christmas Day when she attacked a police officer with a knife and gun US: Muslim convert who threatened a state senator, attacks police officer, shot dead on Christmas Day
James Cromitie United States Flag of United States.png Abdul Rahman According to his mother, he converted to Islam from Christianity in prison sometime between 1998 and 2004. Leader of a group of four men from Newburgh, NY, who were arrested for the 2009 Bronx terrorism plot, a scheme to shoot down military airplanes flying out of an Air National Guard base in Newburgh, New York and blow up Riverdale Temple and Riverdale Jewish Center in the Bronx C > Cromitie, James
Jamie Paulin-Ramirez United States Flag of United States.png Detained in Ireland in connection with an alleged plot to kill cartoonist Lars Vilks US mom: Daughter held in Ireland 'lost her mind'
Jeff Fort United States Flag of United States.png Abdullah-Malik Converted to Islam while serving a prison sentence. He was convicted in 1987 of conspiring with Libya to perform acts of domestic terrorism Jeff Fort and the Blackstone Rangers
Jeffrey Kearse United States Flag of United States.png Siraj Wahhaj Former Sunday school teacher in a Baptist church, now an imam of Al-Taqwa mosque in Brooklyn, New York and the leader of The Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA). Also the first Muslim to deliver the daily prayer in the U.S. House of Representatives. On Feb. 2, 1995, U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White named Siraj Wahhaj as one of the "unindicted persons who may be alleged as co-conspirators" in the attempt to blow up New York City monuments CAIR: 'Moderate' friends of terror
Jeffrey Leon Battle United States Flag of United States.png A member of a terrorist group dubbed the "Portland Seven." pled guilty to seditious conspiracy and levying war against the United States. He had planned to kill hundreds of Jews at a Portland-area synagogue or Jewish school Terror suspects led quiet lives
Jesse Curtis Morton United States Flag of United States.png Younus Abdullah Mohammad A former resident of Brooklyn, New York, now believed to be in Morocco. Co-founder of a radical Islamic group, charged with making threats against the creators of "South Park" Muslim convert charged with threats to 'South Park' creators
John Allen Williams United States Flag of United States.png John Allen Muhammad Carried out the 2002 Beltway sniper attacks, killing 10 people. Muhammad, along with Lee Boyd Malvo, were arrested in connection with the attacks on October 24, 2002, following tips from alert citizens. He was sentenced to death in 2004. Malvo depicted their crimes in his art as "jihad" in America and had said they were meant "to terrorize the nation"[12] Snipers who murdered 10 people in a killing spree that terrorised Washington
John Patrick Bedell United States Flag of United States.png Shot two Pentagon police officers at a security checkpoint in the Pentagon station. Officers returned fire and he died a few hours later 2010 Pentagon shooting, see this link for proof of his conversion.
John Walker Lindh United States Flag of United States.png Suleyman al-Faris Spent seven weeks at an al Qaeda camp "al Farooq" and had met Osama Bin Laden. Originally indicted by a federal grand jury on ten charges, including conspiring to support terrorist organizations and conspiring to murder Americans. Offered a plea bargain, and pled guilty to serving in the Taliban army and carrying weapons The case of the Taliban American
José Padilla United States Flag of United States.png Abdullah al-Muhajir On August 16, 2007, José Padilla was found guilty, by a federal jury, of charges against him that he conspired to kill people in an overseas jihad and to fund and support overseas terrorism Padilla given long jail sentence
Jose Pimentel United States Flag of United States.png Muhammed Yusef Catholic convert to Islam,[20] who was arrested for allegedly making bombs in New York City. He was inspired by radical cleric Anwar Awlaki and was allegedly plotting to attack U.S. servicemen and police officers, according to officials. He also has a prior arrest for criminal possession of stolen property. Alleged 'Lone Wolf' Arrested in New York on Terror Charges
Joseph Anthony Davis United States Flag of United States.png Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif Charged, along with another convert, with plotting to attack a Seattle military recruiting station that also houses a daycare center with machine guns and grenades in the hope of killing more people than a single gunman achieved in the deadly 2009 attack at Fort Hood. Their aim was to inspire other Muslims to carry out similar attacks Feds: Converts to Islam Planned Ft. Hood-Style Assault in Seattle
Joseph Jeffrey Brice United States Flag of United States.png Convert to Islam who nearly killed himself with his own bomb. He created a jihadi website and used it to post bomb-making tips and video, and also planned to rob a Zions First National Bank in Lewiston, Idaho. He faces a possible charge of manufacturing a weapon of mass destruction and rendering material support to terrorists Washington State: Convert to Islam injured in bomb accident, charged with attempting to aid Islamic jihadists
Joseph Cohen United States Flag of United States.png Yousef al-Khattab Converted to Islam in 2000 and expressed support for Nidal Malik Hasan, responsible for the Fort Hood shooting. He founded the group "Revolution Muslim" which gave a veiled death threat to South Park's creators in April 2010 over an episode depicting Muhammad. Supposedly, Cohen left the group in December 2009 and distanced himself from the South Park issue saying he had nothing to do with it. The founders of Revolution Muslim posted a statement from the Yemeni-American Al Qaeda member Anwar al-Awlaki, connected to various terrorists including the 9/11 hijackers, the Fort Hood shooter, and the Christmas Day 2009 bomber. In October 2013, he pleaded guilty to making threats to Jewish groups through the Revolution Muslim website that he created.[21] Revolution Muslim
Kathie Smith United States Flag of United States.png Zubaida U.S. citizen living in Indianapolis and married to a suspected German jihadist. She is under investigation for her possible ties to suspected and convicted international terrorists. She appeared in a pro-jihadist video brandishing a gun Indiana Grandmother, a Muslim Convert, Being Investigated for Possible Terror Link
Kevin Lamar James United States Flag of United States.png Founder of Islamic terrorist group Jam’iyyat Ul-Islam Is-Saheeh (The Association of True Islam) Pled guilty to plotting terror attacks against U.S. military facilities, Israeli offices and Jewish synagogues Man who formed terrorist group sentenced to 16 years in federal prison
Kobie Diallo Williams United States Flag of United States.png Abdul Kabir Referred to by the media as the lead member of the "Houston Taliban", he pled guilty to a conspiracy charge in which he admitted to paramilitary training and donating money to the Taliban. All 4 members of the Houston Taliban group were members of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) and two of them (possibly three) were members of ICNA’s Whyislam which is the organization they used to collaborate with each other according to news reports. 1 was also President of the Muslim Students Association (MSA) at UTD Houston Taliban Plot
Kristen Douglas Welter United States Flag of United States.png In 1986, he was convicted of trying to kill a state trooper in Beaufort, N.C., using pipe bombs, and was sentenced to 25 years in prison. He served nine years and was paroled in 1995. Welter converted to Islam in 2006 and the FBI began its investigation of him after he visited Lebanon in 2011 and possibly made contact with members of Hezbollah. He was taken back into federal custody in 2012 for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Former Marine in federal custody in Greensboro
Lawrence Prescott United States Flag of United States.png Akbar Muhammad Nation of Islam cleric who in 2011 was detained in Guyana on suspicion of ties to drugs and terrorism. In 2009 he was accused of using different names to obtain lines of credit and mortgages from 1983 through 2007. He pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud and received a five-year probation Muslim cleric with ties to St. Louis is arrested in Guyana
Levar Washington United States Flag of United States.png Member of Islamic terrorist group Jam’iyyat Ul-Islam Is-Saheeh (The Association of True Islam) Arrested for armed robbery of gas stations, to fund terror operations. Pled guilty to plotting terror attacks against U.S. military facilities, Israeli offices and Jewish synagogues 2 Plead Guilty In Southern Calif. Terror Plot
Marcus Dwayne Robertson United States Flag of United States.png Abu Taubah An imam of an Orlando mosque. He was arrested by the FBI and charged with possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon. The U.S. Government’s intention to use its FISA powers signals probable cause to charge Imam “Taubah” Robertson “the target of such search is a foreign power or an agent of a foreign power” Orlando Florida Imam Arrested by the FBI
Mark Fidel Kools United States Flag of United States.png Hasan Karim Akbar A sergeant in the U.S. Army. Found guilty of a grenade and rifle attack on members of the 101st Airborne Division, that killed two of his officers and wounded 14 others at an army camp in Kuwait Sgt. Hassan Akbar Sentenced to Death for Kuwait Attack
Miguel Alejandro Santana United States Flag of United States.png A 21-year-old Californian convert. Was one of four men who were arrested and charged in a terror plot to commit “violent jihad.” The arrests came two days before they were to leave the US on a flight bound for Istanbul — and then Afghanistan — where one of them claimed to had arranged meetings with terrorists 2 of 4 Calif. Terror Suspects Were New Islamic Converts
Michael Dale McCright United States Flag of United States.png Mikhail Jihad A 28-year-old Seattle convert with ties to other Islamic terrorists who plotted to kill federal employees and military recruits at the Military Entrance Processing Station on East Marginal Way over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. He tried to run two US Marine recruiters off Interstate 5. Pled guilty to charges of felony harassment and attempted malicious mischief Felon admits he tried to run Marines off I-5
Michael Finton United States Flag of United States.png Talib Islam A 29 year old Decatur, Illinois man, arrested in a plot to detonate a car bomb in front of the state capitol. Talib Islam drove a van which he believed contained 1 ton of high explosives and parked it in front of the target Man in bomb plot studied many religions before choosing Islam
Michael Julius Ford United States Flag of United States.png 22 year old man opens fire with a long-barreled handgun at a Safeway warehouse in Denver, Colorado, where he was employed, randomly killing one employee and injuring five others before he was shot and killed by police Safeway shooter hinted of act "Something is going to go down"
Naser Jason Abdo United States Flag of United States.png Soldier who converted to Islam at age 17. He was granted conscientious objector status because he claimed his Muslim beliefs prevented him from fighting in Afghanistan. Went AWOL after he was charged with possessing child porn. In 2009 he publicly denounced the Fort Hood massacre, but in 2011 when he was arrested and found with a large quantity of weapons and explosives materials, he admitted planning another similar attack on Fort Hood Fort Hood II Foiled
Nicole Mansfield United States Flag of United States.png Raised as a Baptist, but started getting interested in Islam after her grandfather died in October 2007. Some family members say she converted to Islam after she met an Arab immigrant she later married, then divorced. Her political views drastically changed, becoming anti-America and Israel, causing her family to become worried. In May 2013, Nicole died waging jihad against the Assad regime in Syria. According to a Syrian TV station, she and two men from England were on a reconnaissance mission near the city of Idlib and were trying to photograph military sites near the border with Turkey. When they were confronted by Syrian military, the group hurled grenades at them. The soldiers returned fire, killing all three. After learning of her death, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) contacted Nicole's family and told them not to talk to the FBI Father of Flint woman asks how once all-American girl dies in war-torn Syria
Norman Leboon United States Flag of United States.png Charged with threatening to kill United States Congressman Eric Cantor and his family. In 2011 he was sentenced to two years in prison followed by three years’ supervised release Philadelphia Man Charged with Threatening to Kill U.S. Congressman and His Family
October Martinique Lewis United States Flag of United States.png A member of a terrorist group dubbed the "Portland Seven." pled guilty to six counts of money laundering and admitted to transferring money abroad to Jeffrey Leon Battle, her ex-husband, in order to assist him in his efforts to aid the Taliban Terror suspects led quiet lives
Omar Hammami United States Flag of United States.png Abu Mansoor Al-Amriki Member of the Somali Islamist paramilitary group al-Shabaab. "We are striving to establish the Islaamic Khilaafah from East to West," Hammami writes in an Internet posting of Jan. 8, 2008, "after removing the occupier and killing the apostates" Fanatic convert to terrorism spent year in Toronto
Onta Williams United States Flag of United States.png Hamza Converted to Islam in prison during the 90's. One of four men from Newburgh, NY, who were arrested for the 2009 Bronx terrorism plot, a scheme to shoot down military airplanes flying out of an Air National Guard base in Newburgh, New York and blow up Riverdale Temple and Riverdale Jewish Center in the Bronx W > Onta Williams
Patrice Lumumba Ford United States Flag of United States.png A member of a terrorist group dubbed the "Portland Seven." pled guilty to seditious conspiracy and levying war against the United States. Admitted that after the September 11th attacks, he purchased a shotgun and then conducted weapons training on two occasions at a gravel pit in Washougal, Washington Two sentenced for trying to join Taliban
Paul Rockwood United States Flag of United States.png Bilal A disciple of the American-Born cleric, Anwar al Awlaki, he (and his wife) pleaded guilty to charges of lying to federal investigators about the compilation of a terror hit list which contained the names of fifteen individuals whom they believed were "anti-Muslim and had harmed Muslim civilians and therefore deserved to die." He had also researched explosive devices, with the intention to use them in acts of domestic terrorism US-British Couple Admit Terror Hit List Lies
Dr. Rafiq Sabir United States Flag of United States.png Arrested for swearing allegiance to al-Qaeda and planning to open a jihad training camp in addition to going abroad to treat mujahideen. He was sentenced to 25 years for his terrorist activities in 2007 Are Terrorist Cells Targeting America?
Ralph Deleon United States Flag of United States.png A 23-year-old Californian convert. Was one of four men who were arrested and charged in a terror plot to commit “violent jihad.” The arrests came two days before they were to leave the US on a flight bound for Istanbul — and then Afghanistan — where one of them claimed to had arranged meetings with terrorists 2 of 4 Calif. Terror Suspects Were New Islamic Converts
Randall Chapman United States Flag of United States.png Seifullah Chapman A member of a militant jihadist network in Northern Virginia, dubbed the "Paintball Jihadists". Conspiracy to possess and use a firearm in connection with a crime of violence U.S. Judge Reduces 'Va. Jihad' Sentences
Randall Todd Royer United States Flag of United States.png Ismail A member of a militant jihadist network in Northern Virginia. pled guilty to the charges of using and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, and with carrying an explosive during the commission of a felony Two Defendants in Virginia Jihad Case Plead Guilty
Randy Lamar Wilson United States Flag of United States.png Randy and Rasheed Planned to wage violent jihad in Africa and pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists[22] Alabama terror case involving 2 Americans could hinge on relationship with jihadist
Reed Stanley Berry United States Flag of United States.png Converted to Islam while serving a 4 year prison sentence for Delivery/Manufacture of Marijuana. He tried to crash into the car of an FBI agent who was following him. Reed was under surveillance because of his suspected terrorist links, according to an FBI affidavit filed in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids. The government has said the links include Internet communication with one or more groups involved in international terrorism. Terror Suspect Reed S. Berry tried to hit FBI agent with his car
Reshad J. Riddle United States Flag of United States.png Walked into an Ohio church and fatally shot his father after an Easter Sunday service, yelling that the killing was "the will of Allah. This is the will of God." Court testimony confirmed he is a Muslim. It was further revealed that he carried and quoted passages from a Qur'an during the crime, eventually leaving it behind on the church podium Media buries Islamic connection to Easter Sunday church shooting
Roger Stockham United States Flag of United States.png Hem Ahadin What was first believed to be an attempted anti-Muslim terrorist attack against a Shi'ite Dearborn mosque, turned out to be motivated by inter-Islamic sectarian differences. Stockham faces a charge of possessing explosives with an unlawful intent. He converted to Islam while living in Indonesia[23] Dearborn Terror Case Update: Sunni Convert Roger Stockham Rejects Shia Attorney/New Lawyer for Dearborn Mosque Threat Suspect Roger Stockham
Ryan Gibson Anderson United States Flag of United States.png Amir Abdul Rashid A Specialist in the U.S. 81st Armored Brigade of the United States Army National Guard. Found guilty on five counts of attempting to aid and provide intelligence to al-Qaeda (including methods for killing soldiers) Soldier Guilty Of Al Qaeda Aid
Scott C. Fandrich United States Flag of United States.png Stabbed people in a Starbucks coffee shop drive-thru. He was accused of attacking Jerry Kush, who is either 70 or 71, after the two had a conversation about religion. Kush was stabbed at least five times in the neck, abdomen and the side of the chest and had to undergo emergency surgery. One man told police that Fandrich had made statements in the past about “his willingness to die for Islam” Starbucks stabbing suspect may have been motivated by religious extremism (Video)
Shelton Thomas Bell United States Flag of United States.png 19-year-old computer repair vendor from Florida. He and an unidentified person performed “a night-time mission” and vandalized religious statues at a Jacksonville cemetery. Between May and September 2012 (after Israel would not allow him entry) he traveled to Jordan, and engaged in physical, firearm and other training to prepare himself for armed conflict. Bell also made video and audio recordings intended to be distributed to solicit and recruit others to participate in violent jihad. Indicted on charges of conspiring and attempting to provide material support to al-Qaida. He faces up to 15 years in prison for each of the two charges. Florida teen faces charges of helping terrorists following visit to Middle East
Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen United States Flag of United States.png Hasan Abu Omar Ghannoum 24-year-old licensed security guard from Orange County, California, who converted to Islam in 2012. Nguyen had been “radicalized” and wanted to become a “foot soldier” for al Qaida. He was indicted on one federal count of knowingly attempting to provide material support and resources to al Qaeda, and another count of making a false statement to obtain a passport to facilitate an act of international terrorism. Neighbors were shocked, saying "“They’re really a good, nice family. They go to church; they’re all in school” O.C. Man Pleads Not Guilty to Charge of Supporting al-Qaida
Terry Lee Loewen United States Flag of United States.png 58-year-old avionics avionics technician at the Hawker Beechcraft Services facility at Wichita’s Mid-Continent Airport. Was charged in federal court with attempting to explode a car bomb at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport. Prior to his arrest, Loewen discussed his faith as a Muslim. That included expressing "his desire to engage in violent jihad on behalf of al Qaeda" during an online conversation. "I don't understand how you can read the Qur'an and the sunnah of the Prophet (saw) and not understand that jihad and the implementation of Sharia is absolutely demanded of all the Muslim Ummah." Alleged Kansas Bomber Wanted to Be "Obedient Slave of Allah"
Victor Alvarez United States Flag of United States.png An auto mechanic and carpenter who was born in New York City and raised in Puerto Rico. Conspiring to blow up targets such as the United Nations tower, the George Washington Bridge and the Holland Tunnel, Alvarez was convicted and sentenced alongside 10 others for seditious conspiracy, bombing conspiracy, attempted bombing and various firearms charges New York's terrorist sheikh jailed for life
Walter Missouri Jr. United States Flag of United States.png Waheed Islam Convicted felon who described himself as a “mujahideen”,[24] and the need for body armor because "It's a war out here and Satan's soldiers are on the attack. So we must prepare ourselves!".[25] He was sentenced to 18 months for possession of ballistic body armor by a person who has been convicted of a violent crime Manchester Man Charged with Import, Possession of Body Armor
Yong Ki Kwon United States Flag of United States.png A member of a militant jihadist network in Northern Virginia, dubbed the "Paintball Jihadists". Born to Christian parents, but converted to Islam in 1997. Was convicted and sentenced to 11 years 6 months for conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States, use of a firearm in connection with a crime of violence, and transferring a firearm for use in a crime of violence Witness testifies against Al-Timimi
Zachary Adam Chesser United States Flag of United States.png Gained notoriety for threatening South Park creators on the revolutionmuslim.com website for mocking the Prophet Muhammad. Intended to undergo six-weeks of training before serving as a "foreign fighter" in Mogadishu. Arrested and charged with providing material support to the Somali terror group, al-Shabab, linked to al-Qaida. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison[26] South Park critic in US court on terror charge
Ilich Ramírez Sánchez Venezuela Flag of Venezuela.png Ramírez Sánchez achieved notoriety for a 1975 raid on the OPEC headquarters in Vienna, resulting in the death of three people. For many years he was among the most wanted international fugitives. He is now serving a life sentence in Clairvaux Prison in northeast France Ramirez Sanchez is to be tried in France over a series of bombings in the 1980s that left at least 11 dead

Terrorist Groups[edit]

  • Rajah Sulaiman Movement: The group behind the 2004 Manila ferry bombing that killed 116 people in the Philippines' worst terror attack. Founded by Ahmed Islam Santos (aka Hilarion del Rosario), they are a terrorist organization made up entirely of Christian converts to Islam.[27]

European Terrorists[edit]

It is believed that between 2003 and 2009 some 60 French citizens had left France to join the jihad overseas.[28] At least 12 have been killed (including two suicide bombers) while another 30 returned home to incarceration in French prisons.[29] Italian intelligence agencies reported in June 2013 that they were monitoring dozens of radicalised Italian converts to Islam. European Union terrorism experts believe around 500 Europeans have fought against pro-Assad forces in Syria.[30] In the same month, sources within the Syrian gorvenment revealed they were holding 300 westerners captured fighting alongside Sunni rebels. Every single one was a convert to Islam.[31]

Involvement in other Crimes[edit]

Due to Islam's stance on subjects like lying, pedophilia, and non-Muslim family members, terrorism is not the only crime which converts find themselves embracing when they whole-heartedly accept Islamic teachings.

Original Name Country of Origin Name after conversion to Islam Activities More Information
Ahmed Mussa Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria.png A former Christian who converted to Islam in 2000 while working in Vienna. Mussa returned to Bulgaria and studied Islam in a mosque school in the southern village of Sarnitsa. He was found guilty of belonging to an illegal organization, preaching an anti-democratic ideology, and inciting hatred on religious grounds and was sentenced to a year in jail. He was also fined 5,000 levs ($3,600), and will serve four years in prison because he received a suspended sentence for spreading radical Islam in 2003. Bulgarian sentenced to year in jail for spreading radical Islam
Kwasi Amoah Ghana Flag of Ghana.png Issah Amoah Convert to Islam who was arrested and detained for attempting to stab his son whom he accused of adopting the Christian religion of his mother. Since then, his son has gone into hiding, and Issah has said, "I will rather kill him and face the firing squad, than live to see my son not worshipping Allah" Father Vows To Kill Son Over Religious Disagreement
Madhuri Gupta India Flag of India.png She was taken in custody on the allegations of intelligence work for Pakistan and may have adopted the religion of Islam 6 years ago Madhuri Gupta Suspected to be Shia Muslim: Reports
Ericka Tazi United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom.png 60 year old convert to Islam who accused Christian hoteliers, Benjamin and Sharon Vogelenzang, of laughing at and insulting her for wearing the hijab and angrily criticizing her religion, calling Muhammad a murderer and a warlord, likening him to Saddam Hussein and Hitler. The Christian couple were cleared of all charges 'Freedom of speech' victory as Christian hoteliers are CLEARED of insulting Muslim woman as judge slams her evidence
Jordan Horner United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom.png Jamaal Uddin Jordan Horner was one of three men who "roamed streets haranguing people they deemed un-Islamic". In 2012, he assaulted two men for drinking beer in London. "Horner was a troubled youth who became an enforcer for Anjem Choudary when he converted to Islam after being approached outside a pub." "Pair of Islamic converts joined 'Muslim patrol' to impose Sharia Law in London confiscated alcohol and threatened to stab non-believers", Daily Mail, 11 November 2013 (archived), http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2500727/Pair-Islamic-converts-joined-Muslim-patrol-impose-Sharia-Law-London-confiscated-alcohol-threatened-stab-non-believers.html. 
James A. Larry United States Flag of United States.png Converted to Islam while in prison and killed his mother, Leona Larry, 57; his wife, Twanda Thompson, 19; his 7-month-old son, Jihad; his 3-year-old niece, Keleasha Larry; and his 16-year-old niece, Keyshai Fields, who was pregnant, because they refused to convert to Islam. Man sentenced to life for killing 5 family members
Maron Thomas United States Flag of United States.png 20 year old man shoots and kills his mother, step-father, brother, sister, and two-year old niece in Austin County, Texas. Afterwards, he beheaded his dead niece with a machete. Surviving sister believes he was motivated by his new religious beliefs Capital murder charge filed in Bellville massacre
Vincent Mosby United States Flag of United States.png 23 year old convert to Islam married a 14 year old and had sex with her 3 times. He was charged with statutory rape Man charged with statutory rape in ‘marriage’ to 14-year-old girl

Prison Converts[edit]

One of Islam's main sources for converts are prisons. Many Muslims who resort to terrorism and other crimes (for example; 3 of the 4 Muslims involved in the 2005 Los Angeles bomb plot, and James A. Larry who slaughtered his family for not converting), originally converted to Islam whilst serving prison sentences. In fact, 80% of prisoners in the US who "find faith" in prison, choose Islam as their religion.[32][33] This phenomenal rate of conversion to Islam is not found outside of prisons where it is losing as many adherents via conversion as it gains.[34] Clearly, people with criminal backgrounds tend to find Islam more appealing than the general population.

Other Converts[edit]

Converts whose crimes may have not been religiously motivated, or who officially converted at a later date, etc.

Original Name Country of Origin Name after conversion to Islam Activities More Information
Aribert Ferdinand Heim Austria Flag of Austria.png Tarek Farid Hussein WWII Nazi convert to Islam. Known as Dr. Death, he was an SS doctor in a Nazi concentration camp in Mauthausen, he is accused of killing and torturing many inmates by various methods, such as direct injections of toxic compounds into the hearts of his victims. Heim is on the Simon Wiesenthal Center's list of most wanted Nazi war criminals Aribert Heim
Heiden Ludwig Germany Flag of Germany.png El Hadj WWII Nazi convert to Islam, who worked as a journalist for the anti-jewish agency Weltdienst (NSDAP). After the war he lived in Egypt and translated Mein Kampf into Arabic, a book which still remains a bestseller in the Muslim world Nazis During WWII: Where Are They Now?
Johann von Leers Germany Flag of Germany.png Omar Amin WWII Nazi convert to Islam, who was one of the most important ideologues of the Third Reich, serving as a high-ranking propaganda ministry official. After the war he served in the Egyptian Information Department as well as an advisor to Gamal Abdel Nasser. He continued to specialize in anti-Semitism as head of the Institute for the Study of Zionism, managing anti-Israel propaganda Johann von Leers
Seipel Germany Flag of Germany.png Emmd Zuher WWII Nazi convert to Islam, who was an SS-Sturmbannführer (Nazi Party paramilitary rank equivalent to a Major) with the Gestapo in Paris. After the war he worked in the Security Services with the Interior Ministry in Cairo Nazis During WWII: Where Are They Now?
Charles Brooks Jr. United States Flag of United States.png Was a convicted murderer who was the first person executed by lethal injection in the world. He had been to prison before, serving time at the United States Penitentiary, Leavenworth for illegal possession of firearms Convicted murderer became 1st U.S. prisoner to be executed by lethal injection
David Millar United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom.png Convicted of stabbing an 82-year old grandmother to death. He converted to Islam to avoid having to work in the prison laundry during Ramadan and on Fridays, and to enjoy the special halal meals, such as curries, afforded to Muslim prisoners Gran killer turns Muslim to dodge work
James Holmes United States Flag of United States.png According to a source, James Holmes converted to Islam as a way of justifying his crimes on July 20, 2012 which left 12 people dead and 58 people wounded Aurora, Colo., theater shooter James Holmes converts to Islam
Levi Bellfield United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom.png Mohammed Convicted of killing a 13 year-old girl and 2 other females. Believed to have converted to Islam to "gain special treatment at the jail" and to "impress the Muslim extremists who have given him a hard time while he has been incarcerated there" Milly Dowler killer Levi Bellfield 'converts to Islam while in jail after changing his name to Mohammed and only eating halal meat'
Malcolm Webster United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom.png Convicted of murdering his first wife in a car fire and attempting to kill his second in another crash to get life assurance. He converted to Islam after learning about the "exotic" halal meals, such as Indonesian chicken, afforded to Muslim prisoners Killer turns Muslim for jail curries
Marlon King United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom.png Abu Hamza King was convicted of sexual assault and assault occasioning actual body harm when he punched a 20-year-old female university student and broke her nose in December 2008. He has now converted to Islam Shamed former Wigan star Marlon King converts to Islam in prison and names himself after 'hero' Abu Hamza
Michael United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom.png A convert locally known as Michael. Was heard reciting verses from the Qur'an and making threats to kill non-Muslims hours before going on a knife rampage. He was eventually subdued and arrested for the attempted murder of a police officer. He is thought to have been released from Springfield Mental Hospital in nearby Tooting two years previous Muslim convert tasered by police was heard chanting that he wanted to kill non-Muslims before trying to kill policemen and firefighters in knife rampage
Tali Fahima Israel Flag of Israel.png Left-wing activist, convicted and sentenced to three years in prison for aiding Palestinian terrorists. In 2010 at the Umm al-Fahm mosque, she converted to Islam and became a "full-fledged Muslim" Leftist Tali Fahima converts to Islam
Wesley Cook United States Flag of United States.png Mumia Abu-Jamal Was convicted and sentenced to death for the December 9, 1981 murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. Before his arrest he was a member of the Black nationalist Black Panther Party Four witnesses who saw all or part of the shooting implicated Abu-Jamal

See Also[edit]

  • Converts - A hub page that leads to other articles related to Converts
  • Terrorism - A hub page that leads to other articles related to Terrorism

External Links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Al-Qaeda's Norwegian 'was left-wing radical' - The Local, July 5, 2012
  2. Report: More than half of people arrested for Islamic terrorist activities were American citizens - EurekAlert!, November 15, 2011
  3. Aaron Yoon, friend of Canadian suspects in Algeria attack, in Mauritanian custody for ‘terrorism actions’: official - National Post, April 4, 2013
  4. John Nuttall, Canada Day ‘Bomber’: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know - Heavy, July 4, 2013
  5. 5.0 5.1 Germans admit terrorism charge - The Press Association, February 2, 2012
  6. Paul Cheston - Muslim converts 'came to UK with articles on how to mow down the enemies of Allah' - London Evening Standard, February 6, 2012
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Chris Zambelis - Spotlight on Trinidad and Tobago's Jamaat al-Muslimeen - Terrorism Monitor Volume: 5 Issue: 12, June 21, 2007
  8. 8.0 8.1 Friends say JFK suspects not terrorists - UPI, June 8, 2007
  9. JFK Terror Plot Suspect Surrenders in Trinidad - Associated Press, June 6, 2007
  10. Two convicted in JFK airport bomb plot - BBC News, August 2, 2010
  11. Irish Muslim Held over Obama 'Death Threat' - Sky News, May 13, 2011
  12. 12.0 12.1 Malvo: Muhammad 'made me a monster' - CNN News, May 23, 2006
  13. ‘Terrorism works’ Islamic preacher told students at UK University - TruthDive, June 7, 2011
  14. Jessica Geen - Hotel chain asked to cancel conference with ‘anti-gay hate preachers’ - PinkNews, January 14, 2011
  15. UK trio jailed for preparing acts of terrorism
    BBC, April 25, 2013
  16. Paul Bracchi and Rebecca Evans - Is Samantha 'innocent' widow of 7/7 bomber really an Al Qaeda terrorist? - Mail Online, March 3, 2012
  17. Nick Owens - "I'm ready to become a suicide bomber": Chilling confession of 7/7 attacker's widow - Mirror, September 8, 2012
  18. Mike Baker - Feds: NC terror suspect told family of jihad - Associated Press, August 4, 2009
  19. Hanna Siegel - Nazi Buff Turned Jihadi Allegedly Bites FBI Agents - ABC News, January 6, 2011
  20. NY terrorism suspect is Islam convert - Sydney Morning Herald, November 22, 2011
  21. "Leader of 'Revolution Muslim' Website Pleads Guilty to Using Internet to Threaten Jewish Organizations", http://www.fbi.gov/washingtondc/press-releases/2013/leader-of-revolution-muslim-website-pleads-guilty-to-using-internet-to-threaten-jewish-organizations. 
  22. Ala. man accused of planning to wage jihad in Africa pleads guilty to supporting terrorism - Washington Post, April 19, 2011
  23. APNewsBreak: Mosque Plot Suspect Calls Case Absurd - Associated Press, April 8, 2011
  24. Alex Wood - ‘Mujahideen’ gets 1½ years for having body armor - Journal Inquirer, May 7, 2011
  25. Amanda Raus - FBI: Convicted Felon Caught Buying Body Armor from China - NBC, December 7, 2010
  26. Muslim convert charged with threats to 'South Park' creators - CNN News, May 20, 2011
  27. Jim Gomez - Filipino terror group crippled by leader's capture - Associated Press, August 25, 2009
  28. French Converts To Islam Convicted Of Running Iraqi Jihad Network - The Jamestown Foundation, July 17, 2009
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  32. Testimony of Dr. Michael Waller - United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, October 14, 2003
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