DETROIT — Several CDs marked with killed extreme cleric Anwar al-Awlaki’s name were taken from the house of a Detroit male who was detained after purchasing 5 grenades from an undercover federal representative, according to a closed search warrant acquired by The Detroit News .
Federal authorities would not reveal exactly what the CDs consisted of, however noted them plus 7 rifles, 2 attack rifles, a shotgun, pistols, countless rounds of ammo, computer system devices and cellular phones that were discovered at Sebastian Gregerson’s west side house, the paper reported Saturday.
Gregerson, 29, is accuseded of having an unregistered damaging gadget. He was jailed Sunday in Monroe, southwest of Detroit.
Court records declare Gregerson discussed performing an undefined attack, however his defense lawyer, David Tholen, has stated the federal government is overemphasizing Gregerson’s risk.
Tholen stated previously today that Gregerson is simply a survivalist. District attorney Cathleen Corken informed federal Magistrate Mona Majzoub on Thursday that Gregerson appeared to be preparing for violent acts. She called him a harmful male.
Anwar Al-Awlaki, an extreme American-Yemeni cleric, was prominent amongst militants residing in the West. His English language Internet preachings required jihad, or holy war, versus the United States. Al-Awlaki was eliminated in 2011 in Yemen by an unmanned drone.
The FBI has stated that a U.S. soldier sentenced to death in the 2009 slayings of 13 individuals at the Fort Hood military base in Texas sent out various e-mails to al-Awlaki. And founded guilty terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who is serving a life sentence for attempting to explode a Detroit-bound airliner in 2009, trained under al-Awlaki.
“When you check out the majority of the cases of people who get apprehended for terrorism charges, the huge bulk had al-Awlaki on their laptop computers,” Seamus Hughes with the George Washington University’s Program on Extremism informed the paper.