This page tracks most terrorism cases, plots uncovered, trials and terror warnings in America during 2012. I'm sure I will miss some. You can also review 2011 2010, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 and earlier at Terrorism in the U.S.
04/02/12 New York SENTENCED: Khalid Awan Re-Sentenced to 14 Years’ Imprisonment for Providing Material Support and Resources to Indian Terrorist Organization
03/02/12 New York SENTENCED: Muslim gets 27 years for plot to kill troops
U.S. District Judge John Gleeson sentenced Betim Kaziu, 23, who was convicted by a jury after a trial in Brooklyn federal court last July. Prosecutors had sought life in prison for him.
02/17/12 Washington ARRESTED: U.S. officials on Friday arrested a Moroccan man they say was planning a suicide mission at the U.S. Capitol, a law enforcement official told CBS News. The man was never a real threat and part of an apparent sting, the official told CBS News. The suspect is a 29 year old in the United States illegally and living in Alexandria, Virginia, officials said.
02/16/12 Michigan SENTENCED: "Underwear bomber" gets life in prison
02/16/12 Maryland CHARGED: Pentagon charges former US resident in terror plot
02/10/12: Alabama GUILTY: A 22-year old Uzbekistan national, who had been living in Shelby County on an expired student visa, pleaded guilty this afternoon to charges that include providing material support for terrorism in connection with a plot to kill President Barack Obama. A prosecutor read from the agreement, telling the judge that Kodirov told others that he was in contact with a man called "the Emir" who Kodirov said was connected with the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan -- considered by the US as a terrorist group. Kodirov also told an individual that he was willing to die in order to kill the president
02/08/12: New York GUILTY: Jesse Curtis Morton, aka Younus Abdullah Muhammed, 33, of New York City, pleaded guilty today to using his position as a leader of Revolution Muslim Organization’s Internet sites to conspire to solicit murder, make threatening communications, and use the Internet to place others in fear. Jesse Morton operated Revolution Muslim to radicalize those who saw and heard his materials online and to incite them to engage in violence against those they believed to be enemies of Islam,” said U.S. Attorney MacBride. “We may never know all of those who were inspired to engage in terrorism because of Revolution Muslim, but the string of recent terrorism cases with ties to Morton’s organization demonstrates the threat it posed to our national security. We’re grateful to the FBI, NYPD, and their law enforcement partners throughout the world who made today’s conviction possible.”
02/6/12 Illinois GUILTY: Chicago Cabbie Pleads Guilty in Terror Case
01/27/12 North Carolina STAND TRIAL: A federal magistrate judge says a North Carolina man must stand trial in a plot to hire a hit man to behead three witnesses in his brother’s terrorism case.
The ruling came Friday during a hearing in Wilmington. Federal Magistrate Judge Robert Jones also ordered Shkumbin Sherifi (shuh-REE’-fee shuh-KUM’-bihn) remanded without bond.
Nevine Aly Elsheikh, a teacher at a Montessori school in Morrisville, has been charged in the case.
01/26/12 Maryland PLEAD GUILTY: Antonio Martinez, aka Muhammad Hussain, 22, of Baltimore, a U.S. citizen, pleaded guilty today to attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction against federal property in connection with a scheme to attack an armed forces recruiting station in Catonsville, Md. Martinez was arrested on Dec. 8, 2010, after he attempted to detonate what he believed to be explosives at the armed forces recruiting station.
01/23/12 Illinois ARRESTED and INDICTED: FBI arrests suburban Denver man indicted on charges of supporting terrorist. The FBI arrested a refugee from Uzbekistan at Chicago’s O’Hare airport on charges that he planned to travel overseas to fight for a terrorist group and give up his life if necessary, an official said Monday.
01/16/12 Ohio CHARITY DISSOLVED: KindHearts for Charitable Humanitarian Development Inc. published a public notice Thursday saying it has been dissolved. The nonprofit organization was incorporated in January, 2002, to provide humanitarian aid without regard to religion or political affiliation.
In its notice, KindHearts advised that financial claims against the organization should be filed by Feb. 13 with its attorney, Fritz Byers. Neither Mr. Byers nor KindHearts' president, Dr.Hatem El-Hady, could be reached for comment.
Mohammad Zaki Amawi, Marwan Othman El-Hindi, and Wassim Mazloum were convicted in 2008 after a jury trial in federal court and sentenced to time in prison.
01/13/12 New York SENTENCED: Imam Ibrahim Sentenced to Life in New York Airport Bomb Plot
Kareem Ibrahim, 66, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Dora Irizarry in Brooklyn, New York. A jury convicted him in May. Prosecutors accused Ibrahim, a leader of the Shiite Muslim community in Trinidad and Tobago, of joining the plan in May 2007 and persuading the plotters to seek financial and logistical assistance from Iran. Russell Defreitas, 68, a U.S. citizen and native of Guyana, and Abdul Kadir, 60, a former member of Guyana’s parliament, were sentenced to life in prison after a jury convicted them in August 2010.
01/13/12 North Carolina SENTENCED: US judge sentenced 3 Muslim men convicted in ring that plotted to attack Marine base...Mohammad Omar Aly Hassan, 24.Ziyad Yaghi and Hysen Sherifi. Hassan's father Aly Hassan, accused the judge and prosecutors of targeting Muslims. “You’re prosecuting Islam..."
01/12/12 New York SENTENCED UPHELD: An Egyptian man, El Sayyid Nosair, who introduced terrorism inspired by Islamic extremism to US shores when he assassinated an anti-Arab rabbi in 1990 has lost his latest bid for a new trial.
01/10/12 Missouri SENTENCED: Five sentenced for terrorist ties The Islamic American Relief Agency charity sent money to a suspected terrorist in Pakistan and claimed it was to help an orphanage. Former Michigan Congressman and UN delegate Mark Deli Siljander got a year in prison for lying to the goverment on behalf of the charity. The group's director sent more than $1 million to Iraq through the charity in violation of UN sanctions. Mubarak Hamed got nearly five years in prison. Former Columbia resident Ali Mohamed Bagegni, a board member, got six months probation for his role in the conspiracy. Ahmed Mustafa of Columbia, was sentenced to six months probation for transferring the money against UN sanctions.
The group's findraiser, Abdel Azim El-Siddig, of Chicago, Ill. also got two years probation for trying to keep the charity off the government's black list.
01/09/12 Maryland CHARGED: A former U.S. Army soldier and recent convert to Islam was charged today with attempting to join an al Qaeda-linked terrorist group in Somalia.
01/08/12 Florida ARRESTED: Man planned terror attacks in Tampa.
Sami Osmakac, 25, was taken into custody after an FBI sting operation in which he tried to buy explosives, at least 10 grenades, Uzis and an AK-47, authorities said.
01/07/12 Oklahoma and other states ASSETS SOUGHT: Prosecutors are seeking to seize more than $483 million from 30 US car dealers alleged involved in laundering money to help fund Hezbollah.
Court records show those dealerships are in Michigan, Oklahoma, Maryland, Connecticut, Georgia, North Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, Ohio, Massachusetts, and New Jersey.