“Two American brothers were arrested for possible links to terrorism, a Philippine official said Monday.” This from AP, with thanks to Nicolei.
“Michael Ray Stubbs and his brother James, a convert to Islam, have been held at an undisclosed location since they were arrested earlier this month 21 miles southwest of Manila, an immigration intelligence official said on condition of anonymity.
“The official said the brothers were of Middle Eastern origin but gave no other details. It was not clear what charges they could face or why authorities believe they may be linked to terrorism.
“The two were to be brought before the media on Tuesday, when more information was expected. It was also not known where they were from in the United States. The U.S. Embassy could not immediately be reached for comment.”