California Arrests al Qaeda Suspect Ahmadullah Sais Niazi

Rusty Shackleford is hot on the trail of an Afghani arrested in California  for lying about his lack of association with terrorists.

The indictment, unsealed this morning, alleges [34 year old Ahmadullah Sais] Niazi hid associations with “Specially Designated Global Terrorists,” groups including Al Qaeda, Hizb-i-Islami and the Taliban, when he completed nationalization papers five years ago. During one visit, the government alleges Niazi visited Dr. Amin al-Haq, the security coordinator for Osama bin Laden.

Worth keeping an eye on.

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Comments

  1. Triumph says:

    California Arrests al Qaeda Suspect Ahmadullah Sais Niazi

    He’s not only a terrorist, but a Nazi as well. He probably was going to consort with Nancy Pelosi as well, whilst in California.

  2. tom p says:

    an Afghani arrested by Canadian authorities

    Uhhh, James, I was a littled confused by the title of the post and the above quote from your post…

    since when do Canadian authorities operate in California? Orange County is a long way from Canada.

  3. James Joyner says:

    since when do Canadian authorities operate in California? Orange County is a long way from Canada

    I’d misread the original post and thought it was in Canada. I fixed the headline and the closer shortly thereafter but missed the opening sentence.

  4. tom p says:

    I’d misread the original post and thought it was in Canada. I fixed the headline and the closer shortly thereafter but missed the opening sentence.

    thought so, just wanted to make sure everybody else was clear as well.

  5. tom p says:

    and not to get nitpicky (ok, ok, to get nitpickyy)… but wasn’t he arrested by federal authorities?