FBI arrests four California men in alleged terror plot
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Source: USA Today
Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY
5:36PM EST November 20. 2012 - Four California men have been charged in an alleged plan to join al-Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan to wage war against Americans overseas, according to federal court documents.
The suspects -- Sohiel Omar Kabir, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Afghanistan; Ralph Deleon, a permanent U.S. resident from the Philippines; Miguel Alejandro Santana Vidriales, a permanent U.S. resident from Mexico; and Arifeen David Gojali of Riverside, Calif. -- were all charged with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists in court documents unsealed late Monday night.
According to the court documents, Kabir, 34, allegedly began his recruitment of Deleon, 23, and Vidriales, 21, in 2010 by introducing them to the radical teachings of now-deceased al-Qaeda leader Anwar Al-Awlaki.
Deleon, Vidriales and Gojali were arrested without incident Friday. Kabir has been arrested in Afghanistan.