FD Editor’s Note: I cannot fathom why Daniel Boyd would testify against Ziyad Yaghi and the rest. This is a very disturbing twist.
CRAVEN COUNTY — The alleged ringleader of a homegrown terrorist operation took the stand Wednesday as the federal case against three men continues in downtown New Bern.
Throughout his testimony, Daniel Patrick Boyd reiterated his past desire “to get to the battlefield.”
That meant waging violence to defend Islam, he said.
Boyd testified against Hysen Sherifi, Mohammad Omar Aly Hassan, and Ziyad Yaghi.
The defendants allegedly tried to carry out jihad, or holy war, overseas.
The three are charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists and conspiracy to murder, kidnap, maim and injure persons.