Five men from Northern Virginia who were arrested Tuesday in Pakistan traveled abroad hoping to work with jihadist groups and battle U.S. troops in Afghanistan, Pakistani officials said Thursday.
The men contacted extremist organizations, including two with links to al-Qaeda, and proudly told their Pakistani interrogators, “We are here for jihad,” said Usman Anwar, the local Pakistani police chief whose officers interrogated the men, all Muslims from the Alexandria area.
Anwar said police recovered jihadist literature, laptop computers and maps of parts of Pakistan when the men were arrested near Lahore. The maps included areas where the Taliban train. The men first made contact with the two extremist organizations by e-mail in August, officials said, but the groups apparently rejected their overtures because they couldn’t find people to vouch for them. …
According to Pakistani officials. The five Americans came to receive training for jihad and to fight US forces in the region. If proven, the five could potentially face charges of treason, but US officials remain cautious in accepting the conclusion of Pakistani security forces.
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Dept. of homeland security don't know their ass from their face...make you feel safe??
I AGREE!!! I think creating the DHS will go in the record books as one of Bush's biggest domestic errors. Creating MORE government agencies never solves anything...
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