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Another Arrest in U of Idaho Terror Case

A second man with ties to the University of Idaho has been arrested in a widening investigation of a suspected terrorist-related group in the Moscow, Idaho, and Pullman, Wash., area, an FBI source confirms. Two other men who also have ties to the area and the Michigan-based Islamic Assembly of North America have been implicated in the investigation but not arrested. Federal investigators allege the nonprofit IANA, which says it was formed to promote Islam, funneled money to activities supporting terrorism. Former Idaho student Bassem K. Khafagi was arrested in January near New York City’s LaGuardia Airport to face bank fraud charges in Michigan, court documents show. However, his arrest resulted from the investigation of IANA, the FBI source said Friday on condition of anonymity. The government says Khafagi was a founding member of the assembly. “There is a very strong University of Idaho tie to that organization (IANA),” the FBI agent said. Full Story

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