Seattle Area Jihadi Gets Plea Bargain in Attacks on Military Recruiters?

Michael Dale McCright who goes by the name Makhail Jihad is an ex-con career criminal who tried to run military recruiters off the road on the in a clear act of Islamic terrorism. At the time of his arrest he was found to have been in contact with another Muslim terrorist named Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif (Anthony Davis) who along with Walli Mujahidh (Frederick Domingue Jr) was plotting to attack recruiting centers with assault rifles and grenades.

From a 2011 article in The Seattle Times:

An ex-con with possible ties to the alleged ringleader of a plot to attack Seattle’s Military Entrance Processing Station with assault rifles and hand grenades has been charged with assault for allegedly trying to run two Marine recruiters off Interstate 5 near Northgate.

Michael Dale McCright, who prosecutors say uses the nickname “Mikhail Jihad” on the Internet, is facing his “third strike” and a possible life sentence if convicted of the attack.

He has an extensive criminal history, including convictions for first-degree robbery in 2006, assault in 2005 and other felony crimes.


According to charging documents, at the time of his arrest on July 12, McCright had a telephone that had been used to call Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif. Abdul-Latif and another man were swept up in an FBI-Seattle police sting in June after allegedly plotting to kill federal employees and military recruits at the Military Entrance Processing Station on East Marginal Way over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

The charging documents say that McCright remains under investigation by the FBI for “possible ties to domestic terrorism.”


Marine Staff Sgt. Ryan Picklesimer described the driver as a “bearded white male wearing a tightfitting, white knit hat.” The driver slowed, apparently to look at the government plate on Picklesimer’s car, then came alongside and saw the sergeant in his uniform.

“Picklesimer reported, ‘His eyes widened and he appeared to become angry,’ ” and then swerved at the sergeant’s car, forcing Picklesimer to take evasive action to avoid being hit, the charges allege. The sergeant was able to get the car’s license number, and he gave it to police.

McCright was arrested on Sept. 8 after repeatedly refusing to meet with detectives, according to the charges.

Though this was a third strike for the uncooperative Mikhail Jihad, he’s being allowed to cop a plea:

A man with an extensive criminal history and possible terrorist ties has admitted he tried to run two military recruiters off the road on I-5 near Northgate.

In a plea agreement, Michael McCright, also known as Mikhail Jihad, pleaded guilty to charges that will not count under the state’s three-strikes law. The Seattle Times reports McCright could have faced a life sentence if convicted under the three strikes rule.

Prosecutors will ask that a judge sentence McCright to four and a half years in prison for convictions on felony harassment and attempted malicious mischief.

The 28-year-old Jihad will be out when he’s in his early 30s – anyone think he won’t try something again? This man was involved with people plotting terror attacks on America, is a violent career criminal and this was his third strike yet he’s able to plead out and get less than five years. Talk about Hug-a-Thug justice. His next victims should sue the people who handled this case.