This is the fifth story I’ve posted today involving jihad actions in the USA or by Americans. A quick look at the major news outlets on the web tonight reveals top headlines centering on the Scott Peterson and Martha Stewart trials, the Bush campaign’s controversial ads, and the weather. From UPI:
A federal grand jury in Florida has charged a Palestinian immigrant with trying to foster a “global jihad,” the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday.
Adham Amin Hassoun was accused of lying to the FBI and immigration officials about recruiting fighters and raising money to support what he called jihad, a call to war against the enemies of Islam, and with lying about planning to kill a woman in Lebanon.
Hassoun is scheduled to appear before a federal magistrate in West Palm Beach.
He already had been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years on the firearm charge, and up to five years each on the charges of false statement, perjury and obstruction of justice, the department said.