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4 plotted, witness in terror case charges

The prosecution’s star witness in the Detroit terrorism trial testified Tuesday about his circuitous journey to America, his life as an illegal immigrant, identity thief and his refusal to become a terrorist. “I was scared. I wanted to move out,” Youssef Hmimssa, 32, of Morocco testified Tuesday about four men, two of them former roommates, who he said tried to recruit him for a terrorist group in the summer of 2001. In a thick Moroccan accent that was often difficult to understand, Hmimssa said the men wanted his help in sending money and weapons overseas to overthrow the government of Algeria. He said they also wanted to use his skills at pilfering credit card numbers and producing fraudulent identification papers to help them recruit, train and arm like-minded Islamic extremists to wage holy war against Jews, Christians and Muslims who didn’t agree with their fundamentalist Islamic views. Full Story

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