A former Navy sailor is accused of supporting terrorism by disclosing secret information about the location of Navy ships and the best ways to attack them.I'm really surprised that CBS News picked up on this story, as it casts a Muslim in a bad light. But, I guess they have to throw us folks out here in "Jesusland" a bone every once in a while, just so we can at least think they give a rip about this country. I wonder, though: Were there a few tears shed that he got caught? I'd almost be willing to bet there were.
The secrets wound up with a suspected terrorism financier, FBI investigators say.
During an initial appearance Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Phoenix, Ariz., Hassan Abujihaad, 31, accepted removal to Connecticut.
He has been charged with supporting terrorism with intent to kill U.S. citizens and transmitting classified information, reports David Moskowitz of CBS radio affiliate KFYI.
(hat tip--Michelle Malkin)
Oh, and for those who don't think the NSA should be listening to terrorists' conversations, and think that the War on Terror isn't important:
Abujihaad, who also is known as Paul R. Hall, is charged in the same case as Babar Ahmad, a British computer specialist arrested in 2004 and accused of running Web sites to raise money for terrorism.No, "jihad" simply means "My Struggle", or in German, "Mein Kampf". Besides, all us right-wing "nutroots" are just making up all this "War on Terror" stuff so we can get Iraqi oil. There really aren't any terrorists who are plotting to do harm to this country. Oh, there are? Well, it must be our own fault. I BLAME BUSH!!
Ahmad is scheduled to be extradited to the U.S. to face trial.
During a search of Ahmad's computers, investigators said they discovered files containing classified information about the positions of U.S. Navy ships and discussing their susceptibility to attack.
Abujihaad, a former enlisted man, exchanged e-mails with Ahmad while on active duty on the USS Benfold, a guided-missile destroyer, in 2000 and 2001, according to an affidavit released Wednesday. He allegedly purchased videos promoting violent jihad, or holy war.