How is 5 men traveling overseas a "terrorist plot"? :)
Caught them "red-handed" did they? They were in Pakistan - and if you read the story it is believed they might have been looking to do something with terror groups overseas, but there was little in the article that noted they were doing anything "nefarious" here in the US.
Authorities believe their intent was to wage jihad overseas rather than with terrorist acts in the United States, the official said, but "there is still a lot of uncertainty about what they were up to."
A Pakistani official said the men arrived in Karachi on November 30 and went on to Lahore and then Sargodha, where they were arrested Wednesday, the official said. The arrests came at the behest of local police. Preliminary investigations are ongoing, the official said.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations said in a statement Wednesday it was assisting in the investigation of "five Muslim young men from Virginia who left the country recently under mysterious circumstances."
CAIR was involved? This story is starting to sound like a setup. It doesn't appear there has been any evidence released of anything, other than one of the guys made a "disturbing video" and then they were arrested in Pakistan. I guess it made a good PR moment hmm?
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