To: Grampa Dave
Federal officials tell Newsweek that they doubt Mayfield has been innocently swept up in a case of international intrigue. Mayfield married an Egyptian woman, converted to Islam 16 years ago and was active in a local Oregon mosque whose members had openly protested government antiterror policies. But it was another thing that leapt out at investigators: in 2002, Mayfield had volunteered to provide legal help for Jeffrey Battle, one of the ringleaders of the Portland Seven -- a group of local jihadists who had flown to Asia after 9/11 in an unsuccessful effort to fight with the Taliban. "If that print had matched with some little old lady in Peoria, that would be one thing," says a U.S. official. "But what are the odds it would be somebody with this background?"
This is 2 hrs. old from NEWSWEEK. "Absolutely incontrovertible match."!
posted on 05/09/2004 11:43:17 AM PDT
(“I'm just a poor boy from a poor fam-il-y...” -Freddy Mercury)
Yeh, I just read that, too.
I bet they're checking the postal records to see what's been coming and going (and a few other million things).
He's supposed to be in Court Tuesday so we should know more after that.
posted on 05/09/2004 11:50:15 AM PDT
(God Bless Our Troops!!)
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