Friday, January 08, 2010

Connecting the Dots: Two Al Qaeda Arrested in New York

I'm having the sneaking suspicion these bad guys are out to get us. Whatever happened to the world loving us again once King Obama was in office?
Two men who traveled to Pakistan with Najibullah Zazi were arrested early Friday morning in New York.

"Early this morning Adis Medunjanin and Zarein Ahmedzay were arrested by the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force in New York as the result of an ongoing investigation," FBI spokesman Rich Kolko said.

The full list of charges will be released later Friday but sources said one of the men was charged with non-terror-related holding charges and is awaiting terror-related charges.

The second man was charged with terror-related charges.

Zazi was arrested in September 2009 and accused of planning to carry out acts of terrorism against the United States under the direction of al Qaeda. The FBI said he had received instruction at an al Qaeda training camp in Pakistan.

Medunjanin’s attorney said the FBI seized his client’s passport on Thursday. Robert C. Gottlieb said the search warrant indicated the passport was sought as part of an investigation into a conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction.

After feds took the suspect's passport, the food-cart worker bolted and crashed his car on the Whitestone bridge. Medunjanin is already on the no-fly list and has been watched by feds for months.

The investigators tailed him, but Medunjanin -- a 25 year-old Bosnian immigrant who reportedly accompanied alleged terror bomb plotter Najibullah Zazi on a trip to Pakistan in 2008 -- sped down the Whitestone Expressway.

Near 20th Avenue, Medunjanin rear-ended another car and tried to run away, but FBI agents tackled him, sources said.
Gee, I hope he was promptly read his rights and provided with a lawyer from Eric Holder's law firm.

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