Albany Mosque Suspects Released From Prison

August 26, 2004

Source: Times Union

On August 26, 2004 Times Union reported, "two Muslim men ensnared in an FBI counterterrorism sting professed their innocence and love for America on Wednesday as they emerged from Rensselaer County Jail after spending 20 days in custody. The immigrants said they missed their families and believe they will be cleared of federal charges alleging they helped launder money from the sale of a shoulder-fired missile that was to be used in a fictitious terror plot. They said language barriers with a Pakistani immigrant who worked as an FBI informant, misleading or incomplete accounts of their secretly taped conversations and overzealous counterterrorism agents had pulled them into an FBI vortex that leaves their futures in doubt."