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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Buckeye Terror Plot...Holy War - Holy Toledo

Three naturalized U.S. citizens will be indicted in Ohio Tuesday for their role in assisting terrorism on U.S. targets overseas, specifically American military personnel in Iraq, FOX News has confirmed. The indictment, which was unsealed Monday, said the men plotted to kill U.S. and coalition military personnel in Iraq and other countries. On at least two separate occasions, among other charges, at least one of the men verbally threatened to kill or inflict bodily harm on President Bush, the indictment says. The three men all lived in Toledo within the last year and were arrested over the weekend. The suspects recruited others to train for a violent holy war against the United States and its allies in Iraq. The group traveled together to a shooting range to practice shooting guns and studied how to make explosives. The three are believed to be naturalized U.S. citizens from a Middle Eastern country.
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UPDATE!
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The men named in the indictment are: Mohammad Zaki Amawi, who was a citizen of Jordan and the United States who lived in Toledo until August 2005; Marwan Othman El-Hindi, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Amman, Jordan who lives in Toledo; and Wassim Mazloum, a legal U.S. resident who operated a car business with his brother in Toledo after entering the United States from Lebanon. The charges outlined in the five-count indictment include: conspiracy to kill, kidnap, maim, or injure people outside of the United States; conspiring to provide material support to terrorists, distributing information regarding explosives and making threats against the president of the United States.
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The indictment accuses Mazloum of offering to use his car dealership as a cover for traveling to and from Iraq so that he could learn how to build small explosives using household materials.
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One interesting aspect of the case is that officials seem to have intercepted e-mail communications from the suspects to their jihadist brethren in the Middle East. The indictment shows the nature of the e-mails, including a concern the men needed to use code words to conceal what they were talking about.
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3 Comments:

Blogger historymike said...

The world's first photos of Toledo Terrorist Central, plus my short travelogue on chasing Midwestern terrorists.

2/21/2006 02:51:00 PM  
Blogger Newvictorian said...

You're doing a great job with the blog here, Walrus. And I note that you have a link to me--I'll be puting one up to you. Thanks, and keep up the good work!

2/21/2006 07:22:00 PM  
Blogger Liberally Conservative said...

Thank You Victorian and I appreciate you adding my link to your blog.

Best Wishes,

Don aka Walrus

2/21/2006 08:05:00 PM  

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