Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Four Terror Arrests in California

Four men have been arrested since Sunday in a Federal probe of possible al Qaeda terrorists operating in the US. One of the men arrested admitted attending an al Qaeda training camp and another had publicly condemned the 9/11 attacks, perhaps an example of taqqiyeh. From CNN:
(CNN) -- Federal agents searched the homes of two Islamic leaders in Lodi, California, and have made four arrests since Sunday, part of an ongoing terrorism investigation, according to the FBI and witnesses.

Two of those arrested are top Muslim leaders in Lodi, including one who publicly condemned the September 11, 2001, terror attacks and issued a declaration of peace with Christian and Jewish leaders in Lodi three years ago.

The other two are a father and son, identified as 47-year-old Umer Hayat and 22-year-old Hamid Hayat. The son allegedly lied about his attendance at an al Qaeda training camp in Pakistan, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The Muslim leaders arrested, Muhammed Adil Khan and Shabbir Ahmed, were planning to open a Muslim charter school. American madrassas, wonderful.

Meanwhile, the arrests are being downplayed in the mainstream media. Whether it's over issues of multiculturalism or not wanting to give too much credit to Federal investigators is anyone's guess.

Update: The Jawa Report has more, including links to the national Muslim organization, CAIR, the Council on American Islamic Relations, and American Muslim refusal to cooperate with the investigation.