Ibrahim Hooper, call your office: more Muslims keep thinking that Islam is commanding them to plot acts of violence. What are you going to do about it? (Sarcasm aside, I keep repeating this theme lately to emphasize the connection between the Qur’an and Islamic teachings and these acts of terrorism. The time for bland denials that Islam actually teaches Muslims to make war on unbelievers is long past. Now it is time to face the facts and act accordingly.) “Three Indicted on Terror Charges in U.S.,” from AP, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
A four-count indictment unsealed Tuesday accuses Dhiran Barot, Nadeem Tarmohammed and Qaisar Shaffi of scouting the New York Stock Exchange and Citicorp Building in New York, the Prudential Building in Newark, N.J., and the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in the District of Columbia.
The three men, already in custody in England, were charged with three conspiracy counts and providing material support to terrorists.
U.S. officials claim that Barot is a senior al-Qaida figure, known variously as Abu Eisa al-Hindi, Abu Musa al-Hindi and Issa al-Britani, who scouted prominent financial targets in the United States at the behest of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.
Prosecutors say the men conducted surveillance on the buildings between August 2000 and April 2001, including video surveillance in Manhattan around April 2001.