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Eight held in region in probe of 'jihad'
Washington Times ^ | June 28, 2003 | Jerry Seper and Matthew Cella

Posted on 06/28/2003 12:51:22 AM PDT by sarcasm

Edited on 07/12/2004 4:04:33 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

FBI agents have arrested eight men in Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania in a suspected scheme by Islamic extremists to engage in "holy jihad" to drive India out of the disputed Kashmir territory in South Asia.

The men, along with three others, were named in a 41-count federal grand jury indictment handed up in U.S. District Court in Alexandria accusing them of conspiracy to "prepare for and engage in violent jihad" against foreign targets in Kashmir, the Philippines and Chechnya. Nine of the 11 were identified as U.S. citizens.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Maryland; US: Pennsylvania; US: Virginia; War on Terror
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1 posted on 06/28/2003 12:51:23 AM PDT by sarcasm
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2 posted on 06/28/2003 1:18:51 AM PDT by Cindy
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"The men were identified as Randall Todd Royer, 30, of Falls Church; Yemeni national Ibrahim Ahmed al-Hamdi of Alexandria; Masoud Ahmad Khan, 31, of Gaithersburg; naturalized U.S. citizen Yong Ki Kwon, 27, of Fairfax; Pakistani national Mohammed Aatique, 30, of Norristown, Pa.; Hammad Abdur-Raheem, 35, of Falls Church; Donald Thomas Surratt, 30, of Suitland; and Caliph Basha Ibn Abdur-Raheem, 29, of Arlington.
    Three others — Khwaja Mahmood Hasan, 27, a Pakistani-born U.S. citizen who lived in Alexandria; Sabri Benkhala, 28; and Seifullah Chapman, 30, also of Alexandria — are believed to be in Saudi Arabia."

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3 posted on 06/28/2003 2:18:18 AM PDT by Cindy
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YAHOO! NEWS: U.S. National - AP

"U.S. APPEALS TERROR SUSPECT'S RELEASE" by Curt Anderson, Associated Press Writer

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "WASHINGTON - The Justice Department (news - web sites) is urging a federal judge to reverse a decision that would allow release without bail of a Maryland man charged with trying to join an anti-India terrorist group.

In court papers filed Tuesday, the government contends that Masoud Ahmad Khan, 31, is a danger to the community and a flight risk because he allegedly holds a stockpile of weapons and has trained with firearms in an effort at "undertaking violent Islamic jihad" with the Lashkar-e-Tayyaba organization.

Khan is charged along with 10 other men in a 41-count indictment brought by a federal grand jury in Alexandria, Va. It alleges they conspired to join the group by training with weapons in the United States and Pakistan.")  
4 posted on 07/01/2003 1:32:32 PM PDT by Cindy
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5 posted on 07/03/2003 12:56:33 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: piasa; backhoe; JohnathanRGalt - SOUTH ASIA ANALYSIS GROUP Paper 729: "LET: Al Qaeda's Clone" by B. Raman (July 2, 2003)
6 posted on 07/06/2003 12:24:20 AM PDT by Cindy
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