Brother Defends Accused Terror Head

The older brother of a North Carolina man accused of recruiting and training would-be terrorists doesn't believe sibling Daniel Boyd intended to wage "violent jihad" abroad.

Robert Boyd says the federal charges sound "like another attempt to associate Islam with terrorism."

Boyd spoke to The Associated Press from his home in Minnesota
and called the situation his brother faces "ludicrous."

He described his younger brother as an "upstanding young man."

Authorities say 39-year-old Daniel Boyd bought guns and led a group of men who were planning to kidnap, kill and maim people abroad.

Boyd was arrested Monday along with six others -- including two of his sons -- accused of being the group's ringleader.


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  • by goonnet of them all on Aug 2, 2009 at 08:13 AM
    i would like to say save your self before saving some one else
  • by Bob Location: Belhaven on Jul 30, 2009 at 06:16 PM
    Well what do you really think he would say. "Yes my brother is a terrorist".
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