Jihadi work accident, near miss.
(Seattle Times) — Federal prosecutors in Spokane are looking into charging an Asotin County man, who was critically injured in a bomb accident last year, with attempting to aid Islamic terrorists.
Joseph Jeffrey Brice, 21, is accused of creating a jihadi website and using it to post bomb-making tips and videos, according to federal sources and documents filed in U.S. District Court in Spokane.
Members of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force executed several search warrants last week on homes and cars owned or associated with Brice, of Clarkston, who earlier this week was indicted by a Spokane grand jury for manufacturing a powerful improvised explosive device (IED) whose premature detonation nearly killed him in April 2010.
The warrants allege Brice set up a YouTube channel under the pseudonym “StrengthofAllah” and posted videos of explosions and jihad-related content.
Some of the videos, according to the FBI, were embedded with the Islamic logo of al-Qaida of Iraq. Bomb experts determined two of the videos of explosives were filmed near where Brice’s injuries occurred along Highway 193 in Whitman County, according to the warrants.