Virginia Resident Secretly Charged in FBI Terrorist Investigation

Virginia Resident Secretly Charged in FBI Terrorist Investigation

Mohammed Idris and his traveling companion were questioned by airport authorities prior to boarding their flight from the United States bound for Israel. Upon arriving at their destination, the two were denied entry into the country and returned to the United States where authorities quickly apprehended them. Mr. Idris was accused of plotting a terrorist, religiously motivated attack (a “Jihad”) against the country and people of Israel and also of having knowledge of and affiliations with various terrorist organizations. Mr. Idris denied any such knowledge or connection and insisted his travel was recreational in nature. Thomas Walsh, criminal lawyer represented Mr. Idris and the initial charges were not pursued. The government did, however, charge Mr. Idris of lying to a grand jury and he entered a plea of guilty to the charge, but was granted time served on his sentence. To read more: http://articles.latimes.com/2002/mar/27/news/mn-34943

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