Toledo-Area Muslims Don't Fear Backlash After Local Muslim Charity Accused of Terror Ties

February 27, 2006


Wire Service: AP

On February 27, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "A federal magistrate ordered a man with dual U.S.-Jordanian citizenship held without bail Tuesday on charges he plotted with two co-defendants to wage attacks against American and allied troops. Prosecutors argued that Mohammad Zaki Amawi should not be released because of the risk of harm to the community or the chance that he would flee the country. He has family in Jordan and regularly traveled overseas, prosecutors said... Amawi, who was arrested in Amman, Jordan, was charged last week along with Wassim I. Mazloum, 24, and Marwan Othman El-Hindi, 43. All three lived in Toledo within the last year. They have pleaded not guilty. The government accuses them of plotting to kill U.S. soldiers overseas and of harboring or concealing terrorists. An indictment says they traveled together to a shooting range to practice and studied the making of explosives. It alleges that at least one of the men researched and tried to obtain government grants and private funding for the training."