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Terror Sweep Leaves Yemen Native Shaken

A man caught in a post-Sept. 11 terror sweep — but quickly cleared of fraud charges — said he’s lost his job, never received an apology from the government and now plans to return to his native Yemen. On Saturday, Mohamed Nasser Alajji, 31, will head to the airport in Detroit, where an FBI agent will give him his passport so he can leave on a Royal Jordanian flight to Yemen, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. “I don’t feel safe anymore,” Alajji told The Detroit News in an interview published Wednesday. “I think all Muslims are under suspicion. These accusations are totally false.” Though Alajji has had a green card allowing him to live in United States legally since 1995 — and had applied for U.S. citizenship in October — he said he’s had enough. “I don’t plan to come back to the United States until the laws change,” he said. State police and federal agents arrested Alajji on Dec. 19 at a truck stop near Springfield, about 120 miles west of Detroit, charging him with providing false information to obtain a Social Security card. New York police had gotten a call two days earlier from a man identifying himself as Alajji’s ex-brother-in-law, and alleging Alajji was a terrorist plotting a “bin Laden al-Qaida” terror attack. Full Story

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