International

According to the report in Vanity Fair's January issue, a team was sent to target Mahmoun Darkazanli, a German-Syrian businessman. Darkazanli has been accused in Spain of being an al-Qaida figure and was close to the Sept. 11 hijackers who lived and studied in Hamburg.

National

(Hancock, NY, May 16, 2015) FBI officials arrested and charged former 4th Congressional District candidate Robert R. Doggart of Signal Mountain, Tennessee in connection with a plot to kill residents and destroy the school and mosque of the Muslim village of Islamberg in Hancock, NY. The previously sealed criminal complaint, filed in federal court April 13 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, shows Doggart, age 63, planned to use an M4 rifle, explosives, machete and if needed snipers. He warned that those who joined his team should prepare for hand-to-hand combat with any residents encountered in his pursuit. The Muslims of America, Inc., the religious organization under threat, was notified of the danger and worked with state and federal officials to provide residents with round the clock security. Doggart was originally charged with violation of federal codes of solicitation, intentionally defacing, damaging or destroying any religious real property, because of the religious character of that property, or attempting to do so, and finally with transmitting in interstate or foreign commerce any communication containing any threat to injure the person of another.