But but but didn't devout Muslim Reaz Qadir Khan see the Hamas-CAIR bus? What could have possibly gone wrong?
Another Muslim, another jihad, scores dead, but my buses are the problem, doncha know?
Oregon man arrested for aiding suicide bomber who killed 30 people in Pakistan The NY Daily News, March 8, 2013
Reaz Qadir Khan, a U.S. citizen, has been charged with helping suicide bomber Ali Jaleel, who died during a 2009 attack in Lahore, Pakistan. If convicted, Khan could spend the rest of his life in jail for giving the terrorist advice and financial help.
Reaz Qadir Khan, 48, was indicted on a single count of conspiracy to provide material support for terrorists, which carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.
PORTLAND, Ore. — FBI agents on Tuesday arrested a Portland city worker on allegations that he provided support to a suicide bomber who participated in a 2009 attack in Pakistan that killed about 30 people and injured another 300.
Reaz Qadir Khan, 48, was arrested at his home and charged with one count of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall said. He pleaded not guilty later in the day in federal court, The Oregonian reported.
Khan is a wastewater treatment plant operator for the city of Portland.
The arrest "brings home the reality that worldwide headlines can resonate right here in Portland," Mayor Charlie Hales said in a statement. The mayor urged people to remember that charges are only allegations and that Khan is presumed innocent until proven otherwise.
Khan was jailed pending a detention hearing scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.
If convicted, Khan faces a potential sentence of life in prison.
An indictment unsealed Tuesday alleges the naturalized U.S. citizen provided advice and financial help to Ali Jaleel, one of three people who carried out the attack at Pakistan's intelligence headquarters in Lahore.
Jaleel died in the attack. He took responsibility for the bombing in a video released by al-Qaida, and was shown at a training camp, Marshall said.
"The events of May 27, 2009, remind us that terrorism is not defined by Muslims targeting non-Muslims, but is defined by violent extremists targeting anyone they perceive as a threat to their oppressive agenda," Marshall said.
Khan's attorney, Larry Matasar, declined to discuss the case.
"We just have to take this one step at a time," he said. "We're going to first try to get him released from custody (Wednesday)."
According to the indictment, Khan conspired with Jaleel and others starting in December 2005.
Jaleel allegedly emailed Khan in 2008 about his plan to travel to Pakistan. Two years earlier, Jaleel had been part of a small group from the Maldives that tried to enter Pakistan for training, but was detained, returned home and placed under house arrest.