Skip to comments.Federal Agents Raid Mosque in Albany
Posted on 08/05/2004 6:18:03 AM PDT by Lady GOP
ALBANY, N.Y. Federal agents and Albany police raided a Muslim mosque overnight Wednesday and arrested two men for helping someone they thought was a terrorist, a law enforcement official confirmed to FOX News on Thursday.
A block of downtown Albany (search) was sealed off with armed officers for several hours after the FBI, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and other agents executed search warrants at the Masjid As-Salam mosque (search) and two Albany-area residences, officials said.
Yassin Muhhiddin Aref, 34, the Imam of the mosque, and Mohammed Mosharref Hoosain, the 49-year-old founder of the mosque, were arrested early Thursday morning. They are accused of reaching out to someone they thought was a terrorist trying to get a shoulder-fired missile to down planes in the United States.
FOX News learned from a law enforcement official, however, that that person was not a terrorist, and actually it was all a sting operation. The two men are accused of agreeing to help launder money to pay for the missile.
The men have ties to a group called Ansar al-Islam (search), which has been linked to Usama bin Laden's Al Qaeda terror network, two federal law enforcement officials told The Associated Press.
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Fair enough. Let's split the difference and say that they should have leaked information indicating that a whole bunch of actual bad-guy arms dealers and buyers were really working for the US, and let their customers/suppliers kill them for us.
True, but it will also make it harder for the bad guys to launder money.
This can't be! Islam is a peaceful religion...
Tell me it ain't so! And an Imam to boot!
Looks like an ideal location for a Chinese restaurant!
This brings back my memories of 9/11, it's unbelievable that the Dems have already forgotten about this horrific tragedy.
Sure, you bet, OK, uh huh.
According to John kerry, we are not safer under Bush.
Islam is a religion of Peace.
Soldiers of God
About 700 members.
According to some reports, the group has received $600,000 from al-Qaeda, and a delivery of weapons and Toyota Land Cruisers. There are also reports stating that Ansar al-Islam received $35,000 from the Mukhabarat branch of Iraqi Intelligence Service, in addition to a considerable quantity of arms. The leader of Ansar al-Islam, Mullah Krekar has been captured in September of 2002.
August 13, 2003
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A man who authorities say plotted to sell a surface-to-air missile to what he thought was a Muslim extremist is expected to appear in a New Jersey courtroom today after being nabbed with two others Tuesday in an elaborate FBI sting operation.
Send them to Cuba
Damn. You have an evil mind. And I mean that as a compliment.
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Mosque raided, two arrested
The FBI has arrested two men after an overnight raid of a Muslim mosque on Central Avenue in Albany. FBI officials will hold a news conference this afternoon in Washington, DC regarding the Albany raid.
Hey you have a covert mind too. But now you leaked the plan! ; )
Gee, I hope we're not making the muslim community FEEL badly again.
Every Mosque is a terrorist cell.
Well, "peace" (according to Mohammedans) means submission to Mohammedanism.
When they say "we want peace" they're saying "You better convert."
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