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Four Ohio Men Charged with Terrorism Offenses

Zubair Ahmed, Mohammad Zaki Amawi, Marwan Othman El-Hindi and Wassim Mazloum are accused of conspiring to kill or maim people outside the United States, including military personnel in Iraq. A fifth man . . . pleaded not guilty to similar charges last month . . . . Amawi, El-Hindi and Mazloum live in Ohio. All are U.S. citizens except Mazloum, who came to the U.S. legally from Lebanon.

The five allegedly sought recruits and sites for training in firearms, hand-to-hand combat and the use of explosives . . . [and] are [also] accused of agreeing to raise funds for training and downloading Internet information on improvised explosive devices.

Prosecutors said [the fifth man] and Zubair Ahmed met at a Muslim convention in Cleveland in 2004 with El-Hindi and a former U.S. military man who helped foil the plot.

Obviously that's the type of story that places various aspects of the GWOT into their rightful perspectives. Especially if you happen to live in Ohio.

Unless, of course, you're totally brain dead.

Comments (8)

What? There is no terroris... (Below threshold)
Michael Moore:

What? There is no terrorist threat

From that article:... (Below threshold)

From that article:

They also are accused of agreeing to raise funds for training and downloading Internet information on improvised explosive devices.

So I guess downloading "information" from the Internet is now a crime? I recall once downloading information on how to build a nuclear bomb (because I was curious) so I guess that makes me a terrorist right?

I'm willing to bet these people will all be exonerated. This reminds me of the seven impoverished Rastafarians who were arrested in Miami for their diabolical plot to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago.

These people are not the Al Qaeda A team trust me.

Boo! There's a terrorist un... (Below threshold)

Boo! There's a terrorist under your bed! Quick, suspend the Constitution!

We demand no more proof fro... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

We demand no more proof from you and Lurkin, pubelickus, that you are fools. You have proven it over and over again to even the most skeptical of posters here. I know this falls on deaf ears but I tried. You are free to prattle on.

It hardly takes the "A" tea... (Below threshold)

It hardly takes the "A" team to inflict death on innocents, as suicide bombers prove every day. Any loser can do it.

The London bombers, for example, or Richard Reid, would hardly have been on anyone's "A" team. Most of the 9/11 hijackers were "muscle" men, not exactly "A" material.

The victims aren't consoled by the fact their deaths weren't perpetrated by the Terrorist All-Star Team.

Boo! There's a terroris... (Below threshold)

Boo! There's a terrorist under your bed! Quick, suspend the Constitution!

OK... what size leg irons do you take Publicus?

Or would you prefer to first partake of a quick tour of the waterboarding facility before your fitting?

Which would immediately proceed your trip via the original "rendition route" setup by Clinton to somewhere in Outer Mongolia.

Here's what doesn't make se... (Below threshold)
sean nyc/aa:

Here's what doesn't make sense to me:

Why would they recruit people to kill Americans overseas when they are US citizens and could do it right here on US soil?

Something's fishy about this story.

And I can't get away w/o some snark:

I will wait to comment further until the investigation and trial and appeal and prison sentence and presidential pardon are complete (a la Scooter Libby).


I thought we were fighting them over there so we didn't have to fight them over here, so how'd this happen?

Good thing we're fighting t... (Below threshold)

Good thing we're fighting them over there, so we don't have to fight them over here.

Oh, wait - these guys actually came over here *because* we're fighting over there, to get recruits to kill some more of us outside of the US.

How's the occupation of Iraq helping us fight terror, again?






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