Christopher Paul (also known as Abdul Malek), a 44 year old US citizen was born in Columbus, Ohio. Paul joined the al Qaeda in the early 1990s where he was trained to use rifles, grenades and explosives. He fought in Afghanistan and Bosnia, conspiring with others to target Americans. Paul pleaded guilty to conspiring with other terrorists to use explosive devices as weapons of mass destruction against targets in Europe and US. Najibullah Zazi, 25, was born in Afghanistan and raised in Pakistan. Similarly he received training from the al Qaeda. Zazi also pleaded guilty to charges of terrorism in which he was part of a plot of the Qaeda to detonate a bomb in the New York subway.
On April 11, 2007, Paul was arrested in Ohio having agreed to provide resources and material support to terrorists. He pleaded guilty on two accounts of arrests and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment. His c...