Scary sh*t. These islamofascist c*cksuckers have penetrated the very fabric of our society...Paramedics routinely gain access to highly secure areas where the general public cannot. Very often without having to undergo any security or screening checks. I shudder to think what this pig f*cker could have accomplished had he not been caught....
NEW YORK (CNN) -- A Maryland paramedic has been arrested by U.S. federal authorities on charges of conspiring to provide material support to a Pakistan-based Islamic militant group linked to terrorist attacks in India and the disputed region of Kashmir.
According to a complaint filed by prosecutors in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, Mahmud Faruq Brent of Gwynn Oak, Md., near Baltimore, attended a terrorist training camp in Pakistan and received martial arts training from Tarik Shah, a New York jazz musician arrested in May on terrorism charges.
The complaint also alleges that Brent, also known as Mahmud Al Mutazzim, had contact with Seifullah Chapman, a member of the so-called "Virginia jihad group" that prosecutors said trained for attacks with paintball guns.
Chapman was found guilty in March 2004, along with two other men, on terrorism and firearms charges, including providing material support to Lashkar-e-Taiba. He is serving a 65-year prison sentence.
In December 2001, Lashkar-e-Taiba was designated as a foreign terrorist organization by the U.S. government, shortly after the Indian government blamed the group for an attack on the parliament in New Delhi that killed 12 people.
Law enforcement officials told CNN that Brent was arrested Thursday in Newark, N.J. His home in Maryland was also searched.
The complaint reveals that Shah, who has been charged with providing support to al Qaeda, helped prosecutors build their case against Brent.
On the day of his arrest, Shah called Brent and arranged to meet him at a hotel in Columbia, Md. During that meeting, which was recorded and videotaped by the FBI, Brent admitted to attending a camp in the mountains of Pakistan where he trained with the "mujahedeen," according to the complaint.
At the time, Shah was cooperating with prosecutors, according to the complaint against Brent. Now, "no cooperation agreement exists" with Shah, the complaint said.
Shah told the FBI that he trained Brent in martial arts when both lived in Beacon, N.Y., in 2001, and he also said Brent introduced him to Chapman, according to the complaint.
An address book found in Shah's possession contained a phone number listed in the name of Brent's wife and another number used in his passport application, as well as a number for a phone at a Virginia home where Chapman once lived, the complaint said.
In 2000, Brent -- using the name Mahmud Al Mutazzim -- requested an expedited passport to travel to a religious conference in Saudi Arabia, to which he attached a "letter of support" from Chapman, the complaint said. The passport showed that Brent arrived in Lahore, Pakistan, on Feb. 25, 2002 -- about five months after the 9/11 terrorist attacks -- and left on June 4, 2002, the complaint said.
During a conversation with an undercover FBI agent recorded prior to his arrest, Shah said several of his martial arts students had gone overseas to training camps in Afghanistan and Yemen, including "Mahmud Al Mutazzim," the complaint said.
The Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba group draws its members mainly from madrasas (religious schools) in Pakistan and veterans of the Afghanistan wars. The organization also has links to the al Qaeda terrorist group.
Under President Gen. Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan has been a key ally of the U.S. war on terror, particularly along its border with Afghanistan, where elements of the ousted Taliban regime and al Qaeda are thought to operate.
The country has also been in the spotlight in recent weeks after it emerged that at least two of the July 7 London bombers had visited Pakistan in recent months and may have stayed at a madrasa in the country.
Last week, Musharraf said as part of his crackdown on Islamic extremism in madrasas, foreign students would be thrown out of the country.
He also said mosques would not "be allowed to be used for extremism or incitement to hatred."
-- CNN Producer Kevin Bohn contributed to this report
You know........there is a way to solve this problem.
I could have it done it a month.
Of course they have penetrated the very fabric of our society. I am convinced that we have terrorists in our military. We have them working for police departments. They are in EMS/Fire departments. They are teachers. They are doctors. They work for defense contractors.
Folks, this shit has been in the works for years. We've probably had these people infiltrating the US since the 80's. They have been planning this a long time. As such, they've had time to work their way into all the sensitive areas.
I support this solution whatever it may be.
You sir are correct.
And before someone says it... Its not too late...