No Get Out of Jail Card
Immigration Judge Anthony Murry declined to offer Muslim cleric Shabbir Ahmed bail saying that he was a flight risk and a danger to the community. As of now Ahmed has only been charged with visa violations. However, during Ahmed's immigration hearing, an FBI agent testified that Ahmed was involved in planning to set up a terrorist camp in Lodi to train followers to kill Americans.
"Do I believe he is planning a terror attack?" FBI agent Gary Schaaf said. "That's some of the information that has been provided to us."
He testified that Ahmed and others were in the fledgling stages of opening a terrorism training camp in Lodi, a town of 62,000 about 30 miles south of Sacramento.
Schaaf did not say what type of terrorist attacks were planned, but he said Ahmed was acting as an intermediary for Osama bin Laden and other terrorists. The agent refused to say whether Ahmed was a member of a terror group, saying that information was classified.
Ahmed was one of five men connected to the mosque arrested in June. The testimony was the first time federal agents have linked the five Lodi detainees.
Hamid Hayat, 22, who faces terrorism-related criminal charges in Sacramento federal court, told interrogators he was to receive orders from Ahmed, Schaaf testified.
Hayat is charged with lying to the FBI about attending a terrorism camp in Pakistan in 2003 and 2004. His father is charged with lying when he denied his son had attended such a camp.Yahoo News
Seems like Ahmed made a big mistake when he chose to fight deportation. His mistake, our benefit if he is eventually convicted and jailed.