Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Is Springfield A Terrorism Target?

CONFUSION OVER WHERE THIS MAN IS BEING HELD HAS MISSOURI AUTHORITIES CONCERNED

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri's public safety chief is concerned the state could be wrongly targeted because of confusion over where a prominent terrorism leader is being held.
Omar Abdel-Rahman, also known as the Blind Sheik, spent more than five years in a federal prison in Springfield.
He was transferred in 2007 to a North Carolina facility.

Rahman was sentenced to life in prison in 1995 for his role in a plot to blow up New York landmarks, including the United Nations.
Missouri Public Safety Director Mark James said Tuesday that intelligence from jihadist Web sites indicates that some are calling for "offensive action" on behalf of Rahman. Some Web sites also wrongly indicate he is still in Springfield.
James says the new information is worth concern but is not causing undue alarm.

1 comment:

Clay Bowler said...

Are you sure this isn't Alan Ginsberg wearing a towel on his head?