Americans left home to wage jihad in Afghanistan – UPDATED

Several American men arrested in Pakistan this week amid suspicion that they were plotting terrorist attacks planned to go to Afghanistan, a Pakistani police interrogation report said.

The report…sheds more light on a case that led Pakistani police to arrest five Americans Wednesday at a home in Sargodha, a town about 120 miles south of Islamabad. The men will be transferred to Lahore, Pakistan, for security reasons, Interior Minister Rehman Malik told CNN…

“They had deep interest in the religion, and they were of the opinion that a jihad must be waged against the infidels for the atrocities committed by them against Muslims around the world,” said the report, which refers to the five as college students.

The report focused on one of the suspects identified as Ahmed Abdullah Minni, a 20-year-old American born in Virginia. It said he regularly went online to watch attacks on the U.S. military in Afghanistan and that he left comments praising the actions. That caught the attention of militants, and he was eventually contacted by a person named Saifullah, the report says…

The report said the suspects made a plan with Saifullah to go from Pakistan to Afghanistan. They gathered in Karachi and left for Hyderabad on December 1. They tried to hook up with two militant groups — Jaish-e-Mohammed and the Jamaat ud Dawa — but neither showed interest…

Pakistani authorities arrested five men Wednesday, and a sixth man — the father of one of the five — was arrested afterward, police said. Officials said the six men include three Pakistani-Americans, an Ethiopian-American, an Egyptian-American and an Eritrean-American.

We can rest assured that Joe Lieberman and John Boehner will hold press conferences calling for Congress to hold full investigations on the role played by free access to Facebook and YouTube in this case. Having strong friends of freedom like this in Congress will guarantee, blah, blah.

Meanwhile, the latest rumor is these idiot kids will be deported back to the U.S. where they will be dealt with appropriately – or not – depending where we are in the election cycle.

UPDATE: Latest rumor says they’ll face trial in Pakistan before any chance of deportation.

8 thoughts on “Americans left home to wage jihad in Afghanistan – UPDATED

  1. Jägermeister says:

    The 72 virgins recruitment deal sure works. Perhaps the folks in the military should learn from the terrorists… Hey dude… wanna serve in Iraq? You’ll get 100 virgins in heaven if you do.

  2. Mr. Fusion says:

    Anyone with any experience knows virgins are a myth. Trust me they don’t exist. (except for my daughter who will soon be entering a convent)

    Besides, wouldn’t you want a woman with a bit of experience about what she is doing? Having to train so many women would probably get pretty tiresome.

  3. Cinaedh says:

    If the United States hasn’t yet hung most of Congress and most Republicans for treason, where does the U.S. get the chutzpah to even charge these guys with a crime?

    I guess that’s why they’re being left to the tender mercy of the Pakistanis.

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