Thursday, May 16, 2013

Yet another jihadist, this time from Uzbekistan

It's like throwing a peanut anywhere in the USA, and where it lands, you find a jihadist.  At long last  the terrorism experts down south have suddenly become  vigilant.  If only they had their antennae up and running   and their ears turned towards the loud warnings from anti-jihad bloggers from way back when, the Boston tragedy might have been avoided!!

From Reuters:
....U.S. officials charged an Uzbek citizen in Idaho with providing bomb-making knowledge and other support to an Islamist militant group, knowing that it would be used in an attack, authorities said on Thursday.

Fazliddin Kurbanov, 30, a national of Uzbekistan living legally in Idaho, was arrested in Boise and faces a three-count grand jury indictment in Idaho and a single-count indictment in Utah, prosecutors said.

They said Kurbanov provided information and money to the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, which the United States has designated as a foreign terrorist organization. The group supports establishing strict Islamic rule in Uzbekistan.

Authorities said Kurbanov's activities were closely monitored and any potential threat had been contained.

The indictment alleges that Kurbanov had provided support and resources to the group since August 2012 and that he knew this could be used to prepare for and carry out an attack using a weapon of mass destruction. He could face up to 15 years in prison on each of those two charges.....

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