Tarik Shah

Charged: June 25, 2005
Affiliation
Al Qaeda
State
New York
District
Southern District of New York
Sting
Yes
Involves Informant
Yes
Charges
  • Material support
FISA Notification
Yes
Pleaded Guilty: April 02, 2007
Sentenced: November 05, 2007
Imprisonment
15 years
Details
Tarik Shah
  • Age
    54
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    Black
A jazz musician and martial arts instructor, Tarik Shah was introduced to an undercover informant at a bookstore in Brooklyn. The two discussed training plans and how to support terrorism. Shah expressed his commitment to the cause and his willingness to recruit others, utilize his contacts, and start a homegrown cell. He was arrested after pledging allegiance to Al Qaeda.
Current Location
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  • Petersburg Low
  • hopewell, VA
  • Low Security
  • Federal Correctional Institution