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Maryland Man Tied to Terrorism Plot

A Maryland man was arrested yesterday and accused of conspiring to aid terrorism by training to become a jihadist fighter in camps in Pakistan, federal authorities said. The man, Mahmud Faruq Brent, was accused of traveling to Pakistan in the months after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to receive training in camps operated by Lashkar-e-Taiba, a group loosely affiliated with Al Qaeda whose primary goal is to fight against Indian forces in the disputed province of Kashmir. The Pakistani group was declared a foreign terrorist organization by the United States in December 2001. Mr. Brent, who the authorities said also went by the name of Mahmud al Mutazzim, was an associate of Tarik Shah, a New York jazz musician who was arrested on May 28 on terrorism charges in a federal sting operation. According to a criminal complaint against Mr. Brent that was unsealed yesterday, Mr. Brent, in telephone calls and in at least one meeting, described his stay in the camps to Mr. Shah.Full Story

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