Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Mosque leader says suspect in Southern California terror probe a 'nice kid'

The president of his mosque says a Pakistani national arrested in a terrorism probe was "a nice kid" and very respectful. The mosque leader says the arrest of the man (Hammad Riaz Samana) comes as a shock. Authorities say the suspect, in custody since August second, may be linked to a possible plot to attack the Israeli Consulate, National Guard facilities and synagogues in Los Angeles. A law enforcement source says his arrest came after investigators found a potential target list at the home of Levar Washington, who's been charged in a series of gas station robberies with another man, Gregory Patterson. The mosque leader says Washington and Patterson had also attended the mosque but he did not recall all three men associating with one another.


At August 17, 2005 5:36 PM, Blogger sissyblue said...

Well, shucks, it must have been the culture and the poverty that pushed this poor Californian into such desperate measures! Eeeeee!

At August 17, 2005 6:53 PM, Blogger Don Miguel said...

"... was 'a nice kid' and very respectful."

Isn't that the same thing you hear when it turns out the next door neighbor is a rapist, pedophile or serial killer?

At August 17, 2005 10:32 PM, Blogger Dymphna said...

So were the London bombers "nice kids." These new ones are a different breed. I posted on this the other day, calling them "The Boys From Pluto."

You know...those from Mars are aggressive, those from Venus are pacificists who think dialogue solves everything? These guys fit into neither category.


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