Thursday, September 22, 2005

More charges filed in Lodi jihad case

Huge hat tip to our man in central California, Third Wave Dave. And congratulations Dave for the plug you got on Michelle Malkin's site, a badge of honor for any blogger.

I've never been there, but Lodi to me means two things, the old Creedence Clearwater Revival Song, Lodi, (Oh Lord, I'm stuck in Lodi again) and produce boxes that I encounter at the local supermarket with "Product of Lodi, CA" emblazoned on them

Here's the third, the Lodi terror cell. From AP:

Hamid Hayat, 22, was already charged with lying to the FBI about attending a terrorist training camp in Pakistan. The new indictment adds the more serious charge of providing material support to terrorists.

Hayat "intended, upon receipt of orders from other individuals, to wage jihad (holy war) in the United States," the indictment alleges. It says he provided support and resources for carrying out acts of terror between March 2003 and June 2005, when he was arrested.

Prosecutors have said Hayat admitted in videotaped interrogations that he "intended to commit jihad in the U.S. He did not have any orders to fight at present; however, he was awaiting such orders."

If convicted of all charges, he faces up to 31 years in prison.

It may not be Lodi, but he'll probably be stuck somewhere for a long time.

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