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. Alex Winter

    Wesam El-Hanafi and Sabirhan Hasanoff eh? Could they be Arabic you suppose?

    April 30, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Takara

    I think you may be right Alex. It's a good possibility.

    April 30, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Larr

    Fry these sons of bitches.

    April 30, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  4. biker987

    Thanks for all the info. You have great writers on staff!

    April 30, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. yogi

    When will people learn that terrorism is under a large microscope and you will get caught. If you want to support Al Qaeda, go back to your country and leave ours alone!!

    April 30, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Canvan

    Not necessarily but they are likely Islamists. Good enough guess.

    April 30, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  7. eric

    Alex Winter: do you mean arab? possibly. only 15% of the muslim world is arab, so they could very well be from anywhere... even...(duhn duhn duhn) the united states.

    the names mean nothing.

    April 30, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  8. bob

    This is just racial profiling. Why aren't there any white people named with them??

    April 30, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. H. I.

    Attorney Preet Bharara ....Could he too be ARABIC you suppose?

    April 30, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  10. bob

    Indian

    April 30, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  11. yesh

    Yeah I think he did mean arab? It is what he said isnt it? dur

    April 30, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Forever Watchful

    At the very least – Islamic, I would guess...go figure. But let's not Profile here. They could be Buddhists...

    April 30, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Kate

    Spelling mistake: Qaeda -in the third line (1:41 p.m. post)
    It was written the right way in the earlier post (1:13 p.m.)

    April 30, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jen

    Arabic is a language not a race. They could be Arabian or they could be from other parts of Asia. I have never heard of Al Queda lol.

    April 30, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Dr. Neurologically Inclined

    It would appear as though to me there aren't any White people mentioned because there were none involved.

    April 30, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
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