Monday, February 27, 2012

Two Terror Suspects Arrested by FBI in Kentucky; Plotted to Ship Weapons and Money to Al-Qaida

The Daily Mail (British) website reports today (February 27, 2012) that a terror suspect -- who settled in Kentucky as a refugee -- bragged about his insurgent past, as he plotted to ship weapons and money to Al-Qaida in Baghdad, according to the FBI.

A search warrant application detailed how 24-year-old Mohanad Hammadi and co-conspirator 30-year-old Waad Alwan schemed with an informant from late 2009 through early summer 2011 in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

The document showed how the two Muslim men acquired what they thought were working weapons -- including rocket-propelled grenade launchers, C4 explosives, and Russian-made surface-to-air missiles -- and allegedly plotted to ship them and financial aid to Al-Qaida in Iraq.

Hammadi faces 12 charges, including perjury and attempting to send material support to a known terrorist organization. Alwan pleaded guilty to 23 terrorism-related charges in December and is to be sentenced April 3.