Canadian arrested for conspiring with Tunisian jihadists

January 20, 2011 04:26

NEW YORK  — A man was arrested in Canada on Wednesday on US charges that he was a long-distance conspirator and booster for Tunisian jihadists in Iraq, urging them in a series of messages to kill "dog Americans" in suicide bombings.

Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn allege that though Faruq Khalil Muhammad 'Isa never left Canada, he was key part of a terror network involved in separate attacks in Iraq in 2009 that killed five American soldiers outside a US base and seven people at an Iraqi police complex.

Muhammad 'Isa, a 38-year-old Canadian citizen and Iraqi national, was arrested in Edmonton, Alberta, on a US warrant after a joint investigation by the FBI's New York Joint Terrorism Task Force, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Tunisian authorities. He never posed a danger to the public, there, however, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sgt. Patrick Webb said.

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