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String of alleged terror cases in Northwest

Muslim fundraising efforts in the region draw federal indictments, and a national guardsman is in prison. To his friends, neighbors, and customers, Pete Seda was known for two things: his professional work as an arborist, especially his efforts to save trees that otherwise would be cut down for development, and his dedication to showing the gentle face of Islam. He was active in interfaith groups, visited grade schools, and paraded his camel on the Fourth of July in this quintessential small town. Now the man known as Pirouz Sedaghaty when he emigrated from Iran some 30 years ago is suspected of helping a Saudi Arabia-based charity raise and launder thousands of dollars used to fund jihad (holy war). It’s part of a recent confluence of terrorism-related events in the Pacific Northwest: Full Story

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