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Accused terrorist secretly recorded talking jihad – Houston Chronicle

On November 9, 2011, the Houston Chronicle reported that an FBI informant testified in the case against Barry Bujol, a man suspected of conspiring to aid al-Qaida.

According to the article, Bujol's arrest in May 2010 marked the end of a two year federal investigation. Federal authorities originally investigated Bujol because they feared "he could be another American Taliban on the battlefields of Afghanistan or return to the United States to do harm."

During the course of the investigation, the FBI used an informant by the name of Mohammed al-Desari to record Bujol's intentions to fight a "holy war against the United States." In one of these recordings, Bujol stated "I have been convinced beyond a doubt that I need to step up to the plate and contribute in some form or fashion." On Wednesday, the Bujol and the informant met again in federal court as al-Desari testified to their past conversations.

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