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. Max

    I don't care if they are cave men as long as they got arrested and are off the streets. Terrorism is not limited to one group. Look back in history. Most hatred was and is based on religious beliefs. I app laud the behind the scenes work of our government. There is so much we don't know and don't need to.

    April 30, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  2. harry

    oh and also he is a naked molerat

    April 30, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. lIIlI

    I think I met him the other day when I went out to eat.

    April 30, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jerry in VT

    I do believe that the last few incidents of terrorism: flying a plane into an IRS building, killing a security guard in front of the Holocaust Museum, plotting to kill the President, OK. City bombing, the Mad Bomber, the Tylenol bottles, and several others I can think of, were all perpetrated by White Christian look guys. With the exception of the suicide pilot, all were charged, tried, and convicted, and all (those not executed) are now criminals. So it would be safe to say, that those recently apprehended with foreign sounding names will be tried and if convicted be considered criminals.

    So why not refer to them as what they are: accused criminals since they share a common behavior with a lot of white US citizen type criminals.

    April 30, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  5. harry

    lets not use bad words now

    April 30, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  6. lIIlI

    Jerry in VT, all those persos ARE terrorists. They committed an act of violence which was meant to cause fear in the larger masses. In addition you forgot to mention (his name elludes me now) the activist who killed the abortion doctor in the church. That is another one for you list.

    April 30, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
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  8. no name

    to the guy named "bob" about his racial profiling comment:

    April 30, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  9. hamada

    If a few countries starting from west of Indian subcontinent and between eastern Europe can be shifted somehow to another plane or somethingt, rest of the world can live in peace.

    April 30, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  10. lIIlI

    What about Bob? You failed to add your comment there Mr no name.

    April 30, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Lynn

    Everybody is up in the air over the law in Arizona. People want to put their head in the sand about terror on home soil. Is it going to take car bombings in your backyard for you to wake up???? Illegals are killing Americas with cars by drinking and driving. Illegals are killing Americas for gang superiority. You have people that are wanta be terrorists, in your backyard, that want you dead. If you love this country, then DROP the racial profiling. Why don't you just take the guns away from the police and honest citzens and let the ones that hate us kill us all. Then you can let the illegals and the terrorist have it.

    April 30, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Max

    H.I. The US Attorney is Preet Bharara , not their attorney

    April 30, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  13. lIIlI

    hamada, nah...we would then be able to live in peace, but the rest of the world would just push the little red button and destroy itself for no other reason than to just see what happens when the red buttons are pushed. "Bunch of children you are" 🙂

    April 30, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  14. lIIlI

    Wow no name, anger management dude. I hear it works. 🙂
    And to counter-point you "no name," there have been plenty of caucasian terrorists in the recent past. Read much history?

    April 30, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |


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