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Arab-Americans Urge Cooperating With FBI

Arab-American community leaders on Monday urged cooperation with the government’s search for a Saudi-born man allegedly planning terrorist attacks. Parvez Ahmed, the Florida chairman of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and other local Arab-American leaders stood with FBI officials to demonstrate their support of the search for Adnan El Shukrijumah, whose last known address is in the Miami area. “This is our country, this is our state, this is our community,” Ahmed said. “We join the FBI in calling on the public to come forward and contact the FBI offices if they have any information.” Hector Pesquera, head of the FBI’s South Florida office, said El Shukrijumah “has been identified by senior members of the al-Qaida organization” as a serious threat to the United States’ interests here and abroad. Senior federal law enforcement officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said last week they were exploring possible links between El Shukrijumah and Jose Padilla, a former south Floridian arrested last year for allegedly plotting to detonate a radioactive bomb. Full Story

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