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U.S. Hunts Terror Clues in Case of 2 Brothers

Eighteen days after two American brothers were arrested in the Philippines on suspicion of links to terrorists, United States authorities remain in search of clues that the brothers were in fact providing support to Islamic militants, law enforcement officials said on Wednesday. A senior official said the brothers, Michael Ray Stubbs and Jamil Daoud Mujahid, had been unknown to American law enforcement until they were arrested near Manila this month. The official described that lack of information as potentially worrying and said the F.B.I. was trying to determine whether the men were “true believers” in the mode of John Walker Lindh, the American Muslim who fought alongside the Taliban in Afghanistan. Mr. Mujahid, 56, is a convert to Islam who lives in a working-class neighborhood in Newark, Calif., some 40 miles southeast of San Francisco. Two of his neighbors there described him as a Vietnam veteran who wore military fatigues, trained German shepherds, traveled frequently and was last seen in early December. They said his female relatives had worn black veils since a family conversion to Islam several years ago. Full Story

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