Uzbek Man Pleads Guilty in Plot to Kill Obama

A man from Uzbekistan who pleaded guilty Friday to plotting to kill President Barack Obama with an automatic rifle claimed he was acting at the direction of an Islamic terror group in his home country.

Authorities said Ulugbek Kodirov had discussed trying to kill the president as he campaigned for re-election because he would be out in public more often. {snip}

Defense attorney Lance Bell said the 22-year-old Kodirov avoided a potential life sentence by pleading guilty. He faces up to 30 years in prison, though Bell expected Kodirov to receive about half that. The judge also told Kodirov that he will face deportation once he’s released from prison.

Kodirov pleaded guilty to three counts: Threatening to kill the president, possessing an automatic weapon, and providing material support to terrorists. {snip}

Area Muslims who knew Kodirov were stunned to learn of his plans.

“I really didn’t want to believe it,” said Ashfaq Taufique, president of the Birmingham Islamic Society. “I knew him. He attended mosque. He never demonstrated any radicalization in his behavior, his words.”


The plea agreement said that in July 2011, Kodirov claimed he had been communicating with a person known as “the Emir.” Kodirov said the person was a member of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, which has been designated a terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department. {snip}

The Emir “asked Kodirov if there was anything Kodirov could do about President Obama since Kodirov was closer geographically to the president than the Emir,” according to his plea agreement.

Kodirov and a person who helped authorities discussed possible ways to kill Obama, including from long distance using a sniper rifle.

The agreement said Kodirov became disheartened when he realized how expensive sniper rifles are and realized he lacked the skill to pull off the shot. Kodirov then decided he could shoot the president from a closer distance in public.

“Kodirov said that he did not care if he got shot and killed, as long as he killed President Obama,” according to the plea deal.


On July 11, after the two went to a mosque in Birmingham to pray, Kodirov asked his friend to buy a gun for him so he could kill Obama.

Kodirov told the person he “knew this was what he was supposed to do for Islam,” the plea agreement says.


Authorities say Kodirov was in the country illegally because he obtained a student visa but never enrolled in school.


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  • Do his duty to Islam?  By assassinating a President whose name happens to be Barack Hussein Obama?  A President who supports (and now wants to fund), and maybe helped to provoke, the Shari’ah Spring?  Uses his DOJ to help spread Shari’ah Law (aka Islam) in the United States?  Who bows down to Saudi royalty?  Who pushed for Kenya (where we’re not supposed to believe he was born) to adopt a Shari’ah-compliant Constitution?  And a President who, according to some, is a secret Muslim?  Even if that’s not true, his father was definitely a Muslim.

    • Anonymous

      If his father was a Muslim, and he is not, that makes him an apostate, and the official penalty for apostacy, agreed upon by all muslim leaders, is death.

      Of course, Muslims constantly kill other Muslims on the basis of minor differences. There is no guaranteed way to be safe from Muslims, except to be away from them. Even the most dedicated dhimmis or observant Muslims are at risk of Islamic terrorism.

      His constant bending over backwards to accomodate Muslims only makes him look weak and makes Muslims feel more entitled. Treating Muslims worse is the only way to make them treat us better.

  • Anonymous

    [Black] Man accused of “tagging” thruway bridge [with anti-Obama graffiti]

  • Impertinent

    Geee….how many prison scum will he convert while he’s there? Why not import the POS now? Why spend millions on this drek when we can shop his ugly puss back to??? What’s it stan?

  • Anonymous

    And this wasn’t the lead on the national network news because………..?

    Because he isn’t a white Republican.

  • Anonymous

    He looks white to me. He’s probably inbred, and his mum is probably also his cousin, and he may well have a genetically low IQ, but I would classify him as white.

    White muslims are still a threat. Not as much of a threat as Black Muslims, Arab Muslims, or South East Asian Muslims, but a threat nonetheless. If white people ever get their own country, I don’t think white Muslims should be welcome. White people should not be praying towards Saudi Arabia five times a day and taking their orders from ancient Arab psychopaths. Say no to Wuslims.

  • That’s not how I understood his comment.  I think you misunderstood him completely.  I wish people would be more civil to each other here.  You can disagree without flinging insults.