I know absolutely nothing about this, and have never heard about it before, so as far as I know, Jihad Watch actually had nothing to do with it. If I find out anything else, I’ll let you know. From AP, with thanks to all who sent this in:
(AP) – A Jordanian living in Ohio tried to recruit a Norfolk police officer for a terrorist cause, the officer testified in a federal hearing in Dayton, Ohio.
David Vazquez testified Wednesday in federal court that Mohammed Radwan Obeid told him in an e-mail that he was helping to start an operation that would dwarf the 2001 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C.
Vazquez said he contacted Obeid through two Web sites, including jihadwatch.org, and contacted the FBI after reading Obeid’s e-mails….
Reference librarian Laura Girolamo testified Wednesday that Obeid apparently sent e-mail about gun silencers and constructing hydrogen bombs on a computer at the Troy-Miami County Public Library. She contacted the FBI as well.
Obeid’s lawyer, Shawn Kelly, challenged Vazquez’s interpretation of the e-mail and said he doubted Girolamo could know for sure that Obeid sent the e-mails from the library.
Obeid’s attorneys have argued that he visited terrorist Web sites because he was conducting research for a book about terrorism and world religions.