Source: WRAL

A father and his two sons are among seven people accused of supporting terrorism by training and traveling overseas, federal authorities said Monday.

According to indictments, Daniel Patrick Boyd, also known as “Saifullah,” and the other defendants conspired to provide resources to terrorists over the last three years.

Boyd, who authorities said led the men, lived at 134 Lakeside Circle in Willow Spring. The 39-year-old was married and operated a drywall business.

During July 2007, Daniel Boyd traveled to Israel with several of the other defendants, hoping to engage in “violent jihad” that included “supporting and participating in terrorist activities abroad and committing acts of murder, kidnapping or maiming persons,” according to the indictment. They failed in their efforts, and the men returned home, the indictment stated.

Jeremy Johnson, Boyd’s neighbor in Willow Spring, said the indictments, unsealed Monday, shocked the residents of the rural Johnston County community.

“You just don’t know, this day and age, you just don’t know who your neighbors are,” Johnson said.

The Boyds held regular prayer services and played Islamic-sounding music, neighbors said.

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