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FlaGator
12-11-2009, 10:03 AM
Since these are Americans who went to Pakistan to join militant forces and fight against colalition forces, should they be tried for treason when they are returned to the U.S.?



ISLAMABAD Five young American Muslims detained in Pakistan over alleged terrorist links are most likely to be deported, a local police chief said Friday.
The men have allegedly told investigators they tried to connect with al-Qaida-linked militant groups in Pakistan and were intending to cross the border into Afghanistan and fight U.S. troops there.
They were reported missing by their families in the Washington D.C. area a week ago after one of them left behind a militaristic farewell video saying Muslims must be defended.
The men used the social networking site Facebook and Internet video site YouTube to try to connect with extremist groups in Pakistan. When they arrived in Pakistan, they took that effort to the street.
Pakistani police detained them this week along with one of their fathers in the town of Sargodha in eastern Pakistan.
Regional police chief Javed Islam said the men had yet to be charged with any crime but they would "most probably" be deported. He declined to say how long police could hold them before they were charged.
U.S. officials, including some from the FBI, have visited the men in custody.
The case has fanned fears that Americans and other Westerns especially those of Pakistani descent are traveling to Pakistan to join up with al-Qaida and other militant groups. It comes on the heels of charges against a Chicago man of Pakistani origin who is accused of surveying targets for the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India.


Whole Story Here (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091211/ap_on_re_us/us_pakistan_us_arrests_probe)

Jfor
12-11-2009, 12:12 PM
Since these are Americans who went to Pakistan to join militant forces and fight against colalition forces, should they be tried for treason when they are returned to the U.S.?



Whole Story Here (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091211/ap_on_re_us/us_pakistan_us_arrests_probe)

They should go skydiving without a parachute.