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New York Man Arrested for Trying to Join al-Qaida

Sandra Zea speaks to reporters outside the U.S. District Courthouse in Central Islip, N.Y., following the arraignment of hers son Marcos Alonzo Zea, Oct. 18, 2013.
Sandra Zea speaks to reporters outside the U.S. District Courthouse in Central Islip, N.Y., following the arraignment of hers son Marcos Alonzo Zea, Oct. 18, 2013.
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U.S. authorities have arrested a 25-year-old New York man on charges that he tried to join an Al-Qaida-related organization in Yemen and conspired to commit murders overseas.

Marcos Alonso Zea, as known as "Ali Zea," was arrested Friday at his home in Brentwood, on Long Island.

He is charged with with conspiracy to commit murder in a foreign country, attempting to support terrorists and al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, known as Ansar al-Sharia, and obstruction of justice.

He pleaded not guilty and is being held without bail.

Last year, Zea attempted to fly to Yemen but was stopped by British officials because he lacked the documents to enter Yemen. He was returned to the United States.

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by: Godwin from: Nigeria
October 21, 2013 10:39 AM
Don't know what to believe about USA again. Since the shutdown and the press fouling up of the reporting, there is a desire to find a media house that is willing to report objectively and truthfully issues of global importance like terrorism and setup. Will there be trust in the American system again? Can there arise another person in the system to restore confidence in what the press dishes out for public consumption?

Can there be another president going to restore hope is the media houses? From shifting of goalpost to tripping over red-lines, to denying people vital information just to please one president in the shutdown! The cost is great, even if someone is planning terrorism inside the country, for the cabinet, the executive arm, and the fourth arm of government - the press - did worse by making the public make wrong opinion and decision about the shutdown. Terrorism can be in form of blackmail that turned some party villain for another party's fault, complacence and inaction.


by: Kenneth T. Tellis from: Canada
October 19, 2013 8:07 PM
AT LEAST THE indian police are getting smarter by arresting the crew of an AMERICAN anti-piracy ship. Last time they captured a pigeon whom they said was spying for Pakistan. They tortured it and it still would not talk so finally roasted it , after which they ate it.

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