November 30, 2012

Two Pakistani Born Americans Arrested in Fla for Terror Conspiracy

Details still vague, but the arrests were not part of a sting operation

Two Pakistan-born brothers living in Florida have been arrested on charges of providing support to terrorists and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction within the United States, authorities said on Friday.

The men were charged in a grand jury indictment announced by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida. Federal prosecutors allege the men, both U.S. citizens, provided money, housing, communications equipment and transportation as part of a conspiracy.

A statement from prosecutors said the brothers' alleged goal was "to use a weapon of mass destruction (explosives) against persons and property within the United States". It did not elaborate and U.S. officials declined to go into details but said the arrests were not the result of a sting operation.

file under no homegrown terror problem...

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Update by SH: Press release here

Charges against Raees Alam Qazi, a 20-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen from Pakistan, and his brother, Sheheryar Alam Qazi (Sheheryar), a 30-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen from Pakistan listed here[Indictment-PDF]

Don't tell bronco bama because he won.

Update by Howie: Here are what appear to be images from Facebook of suspect Sheheryar Alam Qazi. Along with some evidence that he may have attended the Islamic Center Of Broward.

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