Alabama Men Arrested on Terror Charges
Both accused of wanting to wage violent jihad overseas
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 11, 2012 5:54 PM CST
A passenger prepares to enter a security checkpoint line at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, in Atlanta.   (AP Photo/David Goldman)

(Newser) – Two Alabama men have been arrested in Georgia on terrorism charges, and authorities say they wanted to wage violent jihad overseas. Randy "Rasheed" Wilson and Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair, both 25, met online in 2010, and Wilson allegedly told an FBI employee that they planned to go overseas together to participate in jihad. Wilson is a friend and former roommate of Omar Hammami, another Alabama native recently added to the FBI's list of most-wanted terror suspects, authorities say.

Abukhdair was arrested in Egypt in 2010 on suspicion of being involved with terrorists; he was deported to the US after being held there for two months. He was arrested at a bus terminal, and Wilson was nabbed while trying to board a Morocco-bound flight. Both are charged with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists with plans to kill people outside the US, the AP reports.

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Dec 12, 2012 11:05 AM CST
What about the Islamist bombing of a government building that was totally ignored? Now if it had been the work of a right winger . . . But no, it was one of Obama's allies in the destruction of the secular states of Libya and Syria that done it, so it was nothing to be bothered about. No hay to be made on this one. Can't attack Whitey over this now can we!
Dec 12, 2012 8:15 AM CST
what a bunch of crap now we have to house and feed them! just buy them a one way ride to egypt and get rid of the scum!
Dec 11, 2012 9:52 PM CST
These morons should be shot to death in a public square as soon as they are picked up by the authority to make an example for others who are planning to destroy our beloved country. No if and but about it!