April 30th, 2010
03:58 PM ET

2 arrested on terror charges in New York

[Updated at 3:57 p.m.] Read the full CNN.com story

[Updated at 1:41 p.m.] The two  suspects, identified as Wesam El-Hanafi and Sabirhan Hasanoff, both U.S. citizens, were indicted for allegedly conspiring to provide computer advice and assistance and other material support to al Queda, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement Friday afternoon.

They are expected to appear in federal court in Virginia at 3 p.m. Friday.

[Published at 1:13 p.m.] Investigators have arrested two New York men for allegedly providing material support to al Qaeda overseas, a federal law enforcement source said Friday.

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  1. lIIlI

    D.Gunderson: religion is in itself peaceful until it is taken too far by fundamental extremists bent on their own agenda. They just mask it in the guise of religion.

    April 30, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. NamVet

    Bet they both claimed to be white on their census forms; they would not want to lie to the government. That's a crime.

    April 30, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Tim

    Ya, and now let's all watch everyone that is upset about the Arizona anti-illegal alien law! Three cheers for catching a couple more of these idiots!

    April 30, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Zero

    Wow um yeah...I think it's funny all these illegal immigrants are trying to take the focus off of THEM BEING ILLEGAL and trying to make this a war of political correctness. YOU ARE ILLEGAL, there aren't swarms of chinese or indian illegals in ARIZONA, there ARE over half a million ILLEGAL MEXICANS THOUGH. Quit dodging facts.

    April 30, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  5. RB

    Good thing they'te stupid.

    April 30, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |

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    April 30, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |


    April 30, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Arlinda

    I live in a predominantly Hispanic and quite diverse community. We are a safe prosperous (working class and professional) , family oriented and animal loving neighborhood.. We've endeavored to learn about one another and to care about our neighbors. We love our pets and care that our environment remains humane and attractive with gardens and trees and we treasure that when we look up we can still see the sky in our neighborhood unlike our formidable "filthy" rich, noisey, and where we all work neighboring borough, Manhattan. We work hard and enjoy the usual family pleasures on weekends ... barbeques, playing with children, church on Sundays, temple on Saturdays, flea markets and shopping. It's really quite pleasant. In addition, there is a civility displayed in this community that transcends and is uninfluenced by the barbarism and vulgarity currently widespread in our rather dismal culture. People are polite and actually greet each other respectfully. From South America, Africa, Europe, China, Korea, Russia etc. live together with people who've lived here for hundreds of years and it was a success.

    We have a problem in our sweet little community and that is the ever encroaching Islamic community moving from west to east bringing with it berqua clad women and veiled little girls, and angry snarling men wearing dresses and matching hats, with an overt hatred for infidels, women, animals and a careless disregard for keeping up the appearance of the community. Their community is a sty ... garbage thrown all over the street, trash pails are over flowing and no one seems to care. Ten years ago there were gardens and flowers and trees and now there are none. Their houses are a mess with broken fences and broken furniture in the front yard. Windows unwashed broken lawn furniture tossed around. It looks like a deliberate act by people who hate their environment.

    Their businesses only cater to religious needs ... every butcher and restaurant is halal. They even had a religious slaughter hoiuse where the blood ran freely in the street and body parts were tossed on the sidewalk. It has been shut down amid cries of racism against us. Men look at me menacingly when they see my little puppy. To walk those "angry" streets inhabited by people who dress in sixth century clothes with beards down to their chests is an out-of-body experience. Islam thrives and everything around it dies.

    The few Islamic children in my building fly into hysterics if a piuppy passes them in the hall. If I enter an elevator with my puppy and an Islamic is present, they become angry and huffy expecting me to exit immediately. If not they storm out. I've had car service with an Islamic driver refuse to pick-up me and my puppy. I was told that my puppy was too dirty for their very clean car. They slam doors in our faces and are generally boorish.

    I don;t give a rats behind whether they are Arabs, Pakistanis, Indians and/or Afghans. Their behavior is determined by the Koran and Sharia not ethnicity. Hate, death, degradation, war and submission are the cornerstones of Islam. It needs an enemy to survive.

    That Islam spends all of its resources on guns, grenades, bombs and rocket launchers instead of books, schools, hospitals and social institutions, that its young spend their time not planing their futures or even having fun but making preparations to kill themselves and as many innocent people as is humanly and cruelly possible and that 2 billion believers do nothing to save even their own children from committing heinous acts of violence with such depraved indifference is what makes this a killer religion.

    April 30, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Zurie

    Oh yeah that term I heard "Islamist" which is comparable to a "Christianist" right? A far right religio-political wing nut who uses their religion to oppress and dictate to others what their rights and lives should contain right? Yep that is right...

    the far right contains the Islamists and the Christianists, be sure to include them both because they both are as crazy and are as much a threat to your rights as the other. One lives next door the other lives across the pond yet they have the same effect, imagine that?

    May 2, 2010 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
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