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NY man charged with trying to support terrorists

Police-ArrestCENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — An American-born clerk at a home improvement store on New York’s Long Island has been charged by federal prosecutors with conspiracy to commit murder abroad, obstruction of justice and attempting to support terrorists.

Twenty-five-year-old Marcos Alonso Zea has pleaded not guilty. He was arraigned and detained without bail following his Friday arrest. His lawyer did not comment after his court appearance.

Authorities say Zea planned to travel overseas to wage violent jihad. They say in January he attempted to fly to Yemen by way of London to join Ansar al-Sharia, a group authorities say is an alias for al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. But customs officials in London rejected him and returned him to the U.S.

A co-conspirator has pleaded guilty to charges including attempting to provide support to terrorists.

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  • rick1959

    Yes an its the same thing the Obama people and the central Intel a holes are doing with the drone program in Pakistan, and elsewhere, what makes it ok for the U.S. to randomly kill people, including women and children, we are just making more future enemies but most Americans cant understand that logic I guess, to busy looking down at there smart(dumb) phones

    • HonestABElincoln

      I don’t agree Rick. I believe the majority of Americans feel exactly as we do, but we have no real control over this monster we’ve created. What the American people want or expect, and what we get are two different things. We are not the government, and it does not represent the way the majority of us feel.

  • HonestABElincoln

    To Bill Bry: Not only did we create terrorism, this government is the worlds largest terrorist network in the world. We are responsible for more woman and children dieing than all other cultures EVER combined. We ARE the worlds largest terrorists. Hopefully the UN will pass a new international law making it a terrorist act to bomb other nations without a UN decree. It’s been proposed, and I hope it becomes law. This government has no problem with murder, woman and children included.

  • HonestABElincoln

    “Halfrican”? Now I’m sorry I replied to racist axxhole like you.

  • alpinequeen

    We know you’re sorry…