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Tuesday, February 21, 2006 

Busted Terror Cell in Toledo

...it took every fiber of my being not to title this post 'Holy Toledo!'
Toledo-Area Men Arrested for Terrorist Activity

A federal grand jury has indicted three Toledo-area men for terrorist activities. Prosecutors say the three conspired to wage a "holy war" against the United States and coalition forces in the Middle East. The indictment was unsealed Monday.

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says it was work by the F.B.I. and the Toledo Joint Terrorism Task Force that led to the indictments. If the three are convicted on the most serious charges, the suspects could be sentenced to life in prison.

According to the indictment, the suspects are Mohammad Zaki Amawi, Marwan Othman El-Hindi, and Wassim Mazloum. The indictment says all three were living in the Toledo area. Amawi is a citizen of the US and also a citizen of Jordan. El-Hindi is a naturalized American citizen who was born in Jordan. He was arrested over the weekend at his home on Suder Avenue in Toledo. Mazloum is a legal permanent resident of the US, who came here from Lebanon.

Mazloum also operated a car business in Toledo with his brother. The indictment accuses him of offering to use his dealership as a cover for traveling to and from Iraq so that he could learn how to build small explosives using household materials.

The indictment also names an unindicted co-conspirator called "The Trainer," who has U.S. military background in security, and bodyguard training.
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Eat your heart out jimmy, Firrrrrrssst!!

Isn't it amazing that these guys live in and amongst us!! Makes me leary of all the ones I meet that look middle eastern!! I am all for racial profiling (sp)!!!

Oh yeah, I forgot, My wife wanted me to tell you thanks for what you wrote about our son! That was pretty awesome!!

In fairness to these guys, what the hell else are you gonna do in Toledo?

As long as Tony Packo's (made famous by Clinger on M*A*S*H) is safe.... that's all that really matters...

didn't Toledo just have riots just a short time ago? The KKK was going to parade....

Ssss: remember to keep that diversity training in mind!

Oh and tell your sweet wife that she's welcome.

Wyatt: uhhh... that's in Ohio right? Bummer...

Cathy: I guess it is quite the drama town eh?

Great "handle" on these "training" type places. Last three posts!

Ohio is a true "mixed bag." Toledo seemed to be doing well before this year hit. Nice place to keep score, for the ball games when our team played Toledo, since some of the best people in Ohio seemed to be living there! Toledo has many surprises and plenty of diversity. A few years ago, I actually heard of questionable Islam activities in Canton, OH (where we live now). These "shake n bake" citizens can plant themselves next door to any of us - making the "wire-tapping" question irrelevant. WIRE-TAP POST

Another reason not to frequent Toledo,
on top of their excessive taxation, Nazi-esque smoking bans, retarded incredibly oppressive gun control schemes and (obviously) liberal gov't.

I shop Indiana or Michigan before I shop Toledo.

Pity.

Sorry, I'm a little off topic here, but I like the changes peak. Good post by the way.

And the libs say the Patriot ACt doesn't work! How wrong they are.

Aww, you should have gone with it. "Holy Toledo" would have rocked. Surrender to the bad pun (it makes the rest of us feel better when we can't resist them ourselves)

It doesn't matter to them Daniel. They would rather have people's conversations be 'secure' rather than save thousands of innocent lives. Even this won't change their minds.

Surprised this story actually got some play in the MSM. They certainly wouldn't want to give kudos to the patriot act.

Nice blog. Stop by mine sometime.

yeppers Peak... I still see you're still going strong as always... nice to see you are blogging away like a madman.
I've been lurkin' around so don't forget about me LOL

*smiles* I'm digging the new layout, even if it isn't the one I created...

hope the family is doing ok.

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