Operation "Arabian Knight" captures two suspects at JFK Airport

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    Steely Dan Former Member

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    Law enforcement share little about 2 men arrested at JFK airport
    By the CNN Wire Staff
    June 6, 2010 3:09 a.m. EDT

    New York (CNN) -- Authorities have arrested two men at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport as part of an ongoing investigation, the FBI and New York police said early Sunday morning.

    Neither agency would disclose further details about the arrests. But they did not relate to "any known immediate threat to the public or active plot against the United States," said Rebekah Carmichael, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's office in Newark, New Jersey.

    The airport was not at risk, the FBI said.

    The Newark Star-Ledger newspaper said the two men were taken into custody before they boarded flights to link up with a jihadist group in Somalia. FBI agents also raided two homes in New Jersey, the newspaper said.



    I can't wait to find out what this is all about. :thumb:
     
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    N.J. men planned to 'wage violent jihad,' feds say

    By the CNN Wire Staff
    June 6, 2010 1:26 p.m. EDT

    New York (CNN) -- Two New Jersey men arrested at a New York airport planned to travel to Somalia to "wage violent jihad," and also had expressed a willingness to commit violent acts in the United States, according to prosecutors and a federal criminal complaint.

    Mohamed Mahmoud Alessa, 20, of North Bergen, New Jersey, and Carlos Eduardo Almonte, 24, of Elmwood Park, New Jersey, were taken into custody Saturday at John F. Kennedy International Airport. The two intended to take separate flights to Egypt on their way to Somalia "to join designated foreign terrorist organization al-Shabaab and wage violent jihad," federal prosecutors said in a statement.

    The two are charged with conspiring to kill, maim and kidnap people outside the United States, according to court documents.

    Read the criminal complaint against Alessa and Almonte (PDF)

    The FBI received a tip regarding the men's activities in October 2006, according to the U.S. Attorney's office in New Jersey.

    The tip, from someone who knew the men, said, "Every time they access the Internet all they look for is all those terrorist videos. ... They keep saying that Americans are their enemies, that everybody other than Islamic followers are their enemies ... and they all must be killed."


    Our guys appear to be very good at stopping these Jackasses!! :thumb:
     
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    This is very scarey!!! One of these guys was raised in the area that I am from. Born and raised here but having this way of thinking. Who knows how many more there are like them? Good job FBI, just hope that they have enough to put these guys away for a long time.
     

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