Tuesday, December 05, 2006

American Arrested in Egypt Terror Network

Blogfather Rusty has details, such as they are. So far, we don't even know the American's name.

From the Seattle Times:
BERLIN — Egyptian authorities said Monday they had arrested an American and nearly a dozen Europeans after breaking up an international terror cell that was recruiting operatives to go to Iraq.

The Egyptian Interior Ministry said the cell was "related to some terrorist organizations abroad" but did not name the network or those arrested. The official Egyptian news agency MENA reported that the suspects included nine French citizens and two Belgians, as well as two Syrians, a Tunisian woman and an undisclosed number of Egyptians.
The article mentions that those arrested were posing as "religious students." They probably weren't studying Greek Orthodox theology.