posted on May, 29 2005 @ 11:46 PM
Tarik Ibn Osman Shah, aka Tarik Jenkins or Abu Musab; and a Florida doctor, Rafiq Sabir, aka The Doctor, have been arrested by the FBI for having
pledged material support to al-Qaeda. Both men are alleged to have conspired with an undercover FBI agent and an informant. Shah and Sabir are said
to have plotted to recruit and train terrorists and to provide medical treatment to jihadists. Both are American citizens.
Two U.S. citizens have been arrested on federal charges of conspiring to provide material support to al Qaeda, federal authorities announced
Such material support usually means donating money or other other resources.
The one-count complaint was filed Friday in the Southern District of New York in Manhattan against Tarik Ibn Osman Shah, aka Tarik Jenkins or Abu
Musab; and a Florida doctor, Rafiq Sabir, aka The Doctor, according to a joint statement by federal prosecutors and the FBI.
Both men were recorded "allegedly pledging their support and loyalty to al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden," the statement said.
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Cases such as this and the one in which another American citizen from Pennsylvania, Ronald Grecula, plotted to make bombs for al-Qaeda indicate just
how insidious the current threat to America really is. The enemy is among us and the next major attack could very well be carried out by native-born
citizens who seek to redress personal insults, either real or imagined. For those who still manage to live in denial of the real threat of terrorism
in America, this should sound a clarion call.
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