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RALEIGH, N.C. — A federal judge ordered six North Carolina men accused of plotting holy war to remain in custody Wednesday but raised scathing questions about the strength of the case federal prosecutors are pushing.
In presenting evidence, authorities had relied heavily on secret audio recordings and the statements of an unnamed witness.
He pointed out the prosecutor's argument that the suspects were sometimes talking in code, with Hysen Sherifi once talking about "going to the beach." Prosecutors argued that the "beach" really meant violent jihad.
Webb balked at
Authorities claim the group, including an eighth suspect believed to be in Pakistan, were gearing up for a "violent jihad," though prosecutors haven't detailed any specific targets or timeframe.
- $14,000 cash
- Newspaper clippings of September 11 attacks
- 27,000 rounds of ammunition
- Several rifles, and at least one AK 47
- Several pre-paid cell phones
- Military Manuals
- "Militant Documents" aka extremist religious text