Monday, February 4, 2008

Toledo added to high-risk terror areas

The Associated Press reported last week that Toledo had been added to a list of high-risk terror areas by the Department of Homeland Security. This no doubt stems from the homegrown terror plot in Northwestern Ohio and the Chicago-area headed by Toledo natives Mohammad Zaki Amawi, Marwan Othman El-Hindi, and Wassim Mazloum, who have been charged with plotting to attack US military personnel in Iraq as part of a larger plan to wage jihad against the US. The trio also formed a dummy not-for-profit organization to raise money for jihad. Two Chicago men were charged as part of the plot in December.

Here’s a picture of the Toledo terror trio:

There has been no direct connection made publicly between the Toledo terror plot and the prior closing of the Toledo-based Kindhearts Islamic “charity” which was shuttered by the Feds in Feb. 2006 over the organization’s financing of HAMAS and connections with Al-Qaeda.