The affidavit released by the FBI today does not indicate if the confidential informant was or was not a member of law enforcement, but the complaint certainly indicates these terrorists were serious.
Michelle Malkin picked up on the complaint (embedded below – head to page 3 for the relevant info) which includes the following.
On or about May 30, 2011, ABU KHALID ABDUL-LATIF attempted to recruit another person (hereinafter the “confidential source”) to join the conspiracy, explaining that he and another man who lived in Los Angeles, California, referring to WALLI MUJAHIDH, were planning an attack against the United States Military facility.
According to officials, both suspects were believed to have met in prison and to have converted to Islam in prisons. Court documents, however, show no record of felony convictions for Mujahihd and do not specify where the men met or when they converted.
Officials say Abdul-Latif served briefly in the US Navy in 1995 and has at least two felony convictions: robbery in the first degree in 2002 and assault a year later while serving time in Washington state for the robbery.
Geller writes, with my emphasis in bold.
Anyone who questions the necessity of Rep Peter King’s hearings on Islamic extremism in the prison system is playing for the other team.