Seas of David


Seas of David

Seas of David was an alleged militant religious group seven of whose members were arrested by the FBI on June 23, 2006, as a part of a terror sting in Miami, Florida. Deputy FBI Director John Pistole has described this religious group, more "aspirational than operational" in its terrorist nature, who sought to buy weapons from someone they believed to be a representative of al-Qaeda in order to destroy the Sears Tower and the FBI building in Miami, Florida and among other targets, such as TV and Movie studios in Hollywood and the Empire State Building (see 2006 Sears Tower plot for more information).

On December 13, 2007, one of the men, Lyglenson Lemorin was acquitted of all charges by a Miami jury. The jury failed to reach a verdict on the other six defendants, prompting the judge to declare a mistrial. cite news | title = 1 acquitted, 6 to be retried, in alleged terror plot | author = Associated Press | publisher = CNN | date = December 13, 2007 | url = http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/law/12/13/miami.terror.trial/index.html?iref=mpstoryview] On April 16, 2008 - their 13th day of deliberations - the second jury reported they were deadlocked, resulting in a second mistrial. cite news | title = Deadlocked jury forces 2nd mistrial in Miami terrorism case | author = Associated Press | publisher = Google | date = April 16, 2008 | url = http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5idfDmrtarDonhbdqZdXQwhTtFYRwD9037ID80] The group claims to combine the teachings of both Christianity and Islam. [ [http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/law/12/13/miami.terror.trial/index.html 1 acquitted, 6 to be retried, in alleged terror plot - CNN.com ] ] The Council on American-Islamic Relations announced shortly after the indictment of the seven men that this group's values do not reflect those of the Muslim community.Fact|date=October 2007

A friend of one of the defendants arrested in June 2006, Narseal Batiste, said that the group's teachings derive from the religious organization Moorish Science Temple of America. [http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/429557p-362167c.html]

Followers wore uniforms bearing a Star of David and met for Bible study and martial arts practice. [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/06/25/wterr25.xml&sSheet=/news/2006/06/25/ixnews.html]

Florida Members

This is a list of the Liberty City, Florida members of the Seas of David group who were arrested in conjunction for allegedly planning to blow up the Sears Tower as well as the Miami FBI building, known informally as the "Liberty City Seven":

Narseal Batiste

Patrick Abraham

"Patrick Abraham" is one of the seven men arrested on charges of conspiring to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago and an FBI building in Miami. The seven men reportedly belonged to a cult related to Moorish Science Temple Of America.

tanley Grant Phanor

"Stanley Grant Phanor" (aka "Brother Sunny") is a United States citizen arrested under charges of conspiring to blow up Sears Towers in Chicago. He has been accused of trying to run an Al Qaeda aided cell in the U.S.

His family vehemently denies accusations that he was connected to Al Qaeda. According to his sister, his nick name was "sunny" not "sunni" and he is a Roman Catholic not a Muslim. [ [http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?noframes;read=89994 Family Members Dispute The Allegations Concerning Stanley G. Phanor Of Miami ] ]

Naudimar Herrera

"Naudimar Herrera" aka "Brother Naudy" is one of the seven men arrested by FBI on charges of plotting to blow up the Sears Towers in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Burson Augustin

"Burson Augustin" is one of the seven men arrested on charges of conspiring to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago and an FBI building in Miami. The seven men reportedly belonged to a cult related to Moorish Science Temple Of America.

Lyglenson Lemorin

"Lyglenson Lemorin" aka "Brother Levi" is one of the men arrested by FBI on charges of plotting to blow up Sears Towers in Chicago. He was accused along with six other men of trying to contact al-Qaeda for assistance in carrying out bombing at Sears Towers. Lemorin was acquitted of these charges on December 13, 2007.

Rotschild Augustine

"Rotschild Augustine" aka "Brother Rot" is one of the men arrested by FBI on charges of conspiring to blow up Sears Towers in Chicago.He has been accused along with six other men of trying to create an Islamic army and seeking assistance from Al Qaeda to carry out terrorism in the US.

References

External links

* [http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/429557p-362167c.html Oddballs tried mix of creeds & religions] , New York Daily News, June 24, 2006
* [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/06/25/wterr25.xml&sSheet=/news/2006/06/25/ixnews.html Sect inspired 'leader of Sears Tower plot'] Telegraph UK
* [http://news.lp.findlaw.com/hdocs/docs/terrorism/usbatiste62206ind.html U.S. v. Batiste, et al.] , FindLaw


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