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FBI releases photo of eighth terror suspect

Posted August 13, 2009

— The FBI on Thursday released a photo of a man wanted in connection with an alleged terrorism plot.

A federal grand jury indicted Jude Kenan Mohammad and seven other men last month, alleging that they were trying to wage a holy war overseas and tried to raise money, buy weapons and train in military tactics in North Carolina.

Authorities believe Mohammad, 20, of Wake County, is in Pakistan, but they asked anyone with information on his whereabouts call the FBI field office in Charlotte at 704-377-9200.

Relatives said Mohammad dropped out of Fuquay-Varina High School in 2006 and later earned his GED at Wilson Community College and attended Wake Technical Community College.

His family said he went to Pakistan last fall in hope that his father, a native of the country, would pay for him to attend college there.

Federal authorities said they believe he went to Pakistan to engage in terrorist activities.

Pakistani authorities arrested Mohammad last October after he went into a region on the border with Afghanistan and was found to be carrying a laptop computer, maps and CDs.

The other seven men charged in the case were arrested at locations around the Triangle on July 27. They have been ordered held without bond pending their trial, and most have been moved to a prison in Farmville, Va.


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  • tarheelskier Aug 13, 2009

    Okay..... terrorist.... brown skin, dark hair, beard.... named something like Mohammed.

    Sounds about right.

  • nanasix Aug 13, 2009

    Hate to correct "Old Pirate" but they don't bring the $$ here with them, the majority of them come here, commit their crimes, as in drugs, cigarette smuggling, and then launder the money in opening tobacco shops, convenience stores, restauants, etc. If you want to watch what they're doing, go to 95, stop every van/panel truck, 18 wheeler with Middle Easterners driving them, check out their cargo, and then you'll understand more about what is happening in our state and country. S.C. taxes are now cheaper, as is Va., but you can bet the conv store owners can buy wholesale, many of their brothers own truck and van or transport vehicles,just as Haissam Nashar did in Charlotte, he provided the cigarettes and vans for transport, then when some broke away from him, and he was caught, he gave the names of those that went out on their own to cut his deal, never serving a day,then he was charged with hiring individuals to set fire to a competitors conv store,and again our fed agent let him walk

  • 37 Aug 13, 2009

    They smile in your face, but all the time they wanna blow up your place, the backstabers... backstabbers!

  • aintbackingdwn Aug 13, 2009

    Grap hold of something. It won't be long before any town hall meeting attendees that oppose Obama's plan will be pictured on the front page as terrorist. Your already a racist if you DARE disagree with em.

  • Here kitty kitty Aug 13, 2009

    After seeing the before and after pictures of the other ones, I somehow doubt he still looks like this.

  • DowntownGirl Aug 13, 2009

    a laptop, maps & CD's? Okay, did I miss something? I have two of the three in my car right now. I do take the laptop out for obvious reasons. If everyone on I-40 were stopped at 5:15 p.m. today, wouldn't a majority of them have all three? Surely there's more to the story...

  • OLD PIRATE 2 Aug 13, 2009

    Over the past 10 years, people from that area have come to NC with loads of cash trying to buy convenience stores. Home land security continues to put new rules in place for wholesale oil distributors yet millions of gallons are controlled by foreign nationals....even the enviornmental agencies can't control them.