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Webmaster held on terror charges

The publisher of two pro-jihad Web sites has been arrested in London on suspicion of terrorism-related activities, U.S. investigators said on Friday. Babar Ahmad, 30, was remanded in custody by a London magistrates court on Friday on a U.S. extradition warrant. American authorities are seeking to try Ahmad on five federal charges, including material support of terrorism and prohibited support of the Taliban, according to a U.S. Department of Justice official. If found guilty, Ahmad would face more than 20 years in federal prison. Ahmad is accused of raising money for Islamic militants through two American-based Web sites that he operated, Azzam.com and Qoqaz.net. Azzam was hosted by Internet service providers in Nevada and Connecticut, and Qoqaz was run outside the United States, the Justice Department said. Full Story

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