Detention Hearing For Terror Suspects Continues Wednesday

The detention hearing for seven suspects accused of terrorism continues in Raleigh Wednesday.

Federal authorities say the accused ringleader of a group of North Carolina terrorism suspects talked of loving jihad, fighting for Allah and despising a U.S. military presence at Muslim holy sites.

During a detention hearing Tuesday, officials said Daniel Boyd told his family in June that "Muslims must be protected at all costs."

Federal officials played recordings of the 39-year-old Boyd talking to his family and a witness.

FBI Special Agent Michael Sutton says Boyd wanted the men, including two of his sons, to engage in violent jihad, train on firearms and travel overseas.

The seven men were charged last week with plotting attacks in a foreign country and an eighth is being sought. Officials have not named their alleged targets nor said the men were successful at carrying out any schemes.

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