American Detained In Chicago
Planned to Join Islamic Jihad Union

Yahoo:

AURORA, Colo. (AP) The FBI arrested a refugee from Uzbekistan at Chicago's O'Hare airport on charges that he planned to travel overseas to fight for a terrorist group and give up his life if necessary, an official said Monday.

However, there was no evidence that suspect Jamshid Muhtorov was plotting attacks inside the United States, authorities said.

Muhtorov, 35, of Aurora, Colo., was arrested Saturday by members of the FBI's Denver and Chicago Joint Terrorism Task Forces.

Muhtorov, who goes by several other names, was indicted for providing and attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. Prosecutors allege he planned to fight for the Islamic Jihad Union, which has been blamed for suicide attacks in Uzbekistan and claimed responsibility for numerous attacks against coalition forces in Afghanistan.
Muhtorov was arrested without incident before he could board a flight to Istanbul, Turkey, said Dean Boyd, a spokesman for the U.S. Justice Department in Washington.

...Investigators obtained a search warrant for Muhtorov's apartment for a laptop computer, a Blackberry cellphone, and permission to search two email accounts they said were used by Muhtorov, according to the indictment.
The FBI said Muhtorov communicated with a contact with the terror organization by email using code words, asking to be invited to the "wedding." He also told the contact that he was "ready for any task, even with the risk of dying." the FBI said

CBS reports his other aliases are Abumumin Turkistony and Abu Mumin. A copy of the complaint is here.

Posted by: Howie at 03:24 PM

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