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NEWS: Two US Citizens Arrested for Conspiring to Aid al-Qaeda

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posted on May, 30 2005 @ 10:48 AM
Tarik Ibn Osman Shah and Rafiq Sabir (a Florida doctor) were arrested today of charges of conspiring to aid al-Qaeda by providing material to support the terrorist group from 2003-2005 along with pledging their support and loyalty to al-Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden.
Two U.S. citizens have been arrested on federal charges of conspiring to provide material support to al Qaeda, federal authorities announced Sunday.

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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FBI agents arrested the two individuals over the weekend in their apartments. They will appear before the Federal magistrate Tuesday in Manhattan, NY.

The two men were caught by an FBI special agent who posed as an al Qaeda recruiter. Shah apparently told the FBI agent who he fashioned his prayer beads into a weapon so that he may strangle a person.

[edit on 5/30/2005 by Simulacra]

posted on Jun, 2 2005 @ 08:44 AM

No bail for two accused of al Qaeda links

NEW YORK (AP) -- Two U.S. citizens accused of being al Qaeda loyalists were each ordered held without bail yesterday when they appeared in federal courtrooms in New York and Florida.
Tarik Shah, 42, of New York, waved and smiled at supporters and appeared relaxed at his preliminary hearing in U.S. District Court in Manhattan before Magistrate Judge Theodore Katz.
In Fort Pierce, Fla., Rafiq Abdus Sabir, 50, told U.S. District Judge James Hopkins that he had not hired an attorney, and the judge set the next hearing in his case for Monday.
Neither defendant entered a plea on the single charge of conspiring to provide material support to al Qaeda.
Prosecutors say the two men swore a formal oath of loyalty to al Qaeda as they conspired to use their skills in martial arts and medicine to aid international terrorism.
The men were arrested Friday in a sting operation that the government said began in 2003. If convicted, each could face a sentence of 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

posted on Jun, 2 2005 @ 09:00 AM
And this is my whole point.

The courts are set up already to handle terrorists. There is no need to hold people without charge in places like Guantanamo Bay and the Control Orders of the UK.

As this shows there are no reasons to hold peope with no charges.

posted on Jun, 2 2005 @ 12:18 PM
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