Sunday, September 20, 2009
Terror suspect and father arrested
AURORA, Colorado (CNN) -- Federal agents arrested a 24-year-old Colorado resident, his father and another man on charges of making false statements as part of an investigation into an alleged terror plot, the Justice Department said Sunday.
Najibullah Zazi, an Afghan national, and his father, Mohammed Wali Zazi, were arrested Saturday night in the Denver suburb of Aurora.
An acquaintance of the two men, Ahmad Wais Afzali of Flushing, New York, was also arrested. Afzali is a legal permanent resident from Afghanistan.
"Each of the defendants has been charged by criminal complaint with knowingly and willfully making false statements to the FBI in a matter involving international and domestic terrorism," the Justice Department said in a statement.
From Fox 5:
In an ever-expanding terror investigation spanning New York and Denver, federal authorities swooped into the offices of U-Haul truck companies and a funeral home based in Queens.
According to the Daily News, Robert Larson, who manages the UHaul location in the St. Albans section of Queens, said he thought he was being 'punked'.
Seven Afghan men walked into the St. Albans U-Haul location and tried to rent the jumbo sized super movertruck, the largest truck available. The deal fell through when none of the men could produce a credit card or the identification necessary to pay with cash.
The Islamic Burial Funeral Home in Woodhaven, Queens was also searched by authorities.
The New York Post reports that seven associates of a suspected al Qaeda bomb-maker were taken into custody yesterday -- as their cohort reportedly admitted to taking bomb training from al Qaeda and playing a key role in planning an attack here.
At least a dozen people remained under round-the-clock surveillance in the case.
From the Daily News:
Another man identified as going to the U-Haul branch also insisted on his innocence yesterday.
"Are we going to be treated like this for the rest of our lives?" asked Ahmad Afzali, an imam at a Queens mosque. "Every Muslim across America is fed up with this kind of mistrust."
And every American is sick of terrorist Muslims like you. Enjoy your stay in the federal penitentiary system of the USA, asshole.