RALEIGH, N.C. - Five North Carolina men
accused of forming a local ring to plot Islamic holy war
attacks entered not guilty pleas in federal court on Monday.
The men were among a group first indicted in 2009 for
conspiracy to carry out acts of terrorism, including training
for and seeking to commit attacks in places like Kosovo, Jordan
and the Gaza Strip.
The five who entered pleas on Monday are scheduled to stand
trial in United States District Court in mid-September.