March 5th, 2013
06:58 PM ET

Oregon man charged in terrorist attack

By Carol Cratty

A naturalized citizen living in Portland, Oregon, has been charged with one count of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists.

The charge is related to the May 2009 bombing that killed 30 people at Pakistan's intelligence headquarters in Lahore, said Amanda Marshall, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon.

Reaz Qadir Khan, 48, faces life in prison if convicted.

According to the indictment, Khan provided money and advice to Ali Jaleel, who was one of the suicide bombers in the attack.

The Justice Department said in a statement that he was arrested Tuesday at his home in Portland. He is due in court Wednesday for a detention hearing.

The indictment alleges that from December 2005 through June 2009, Khan conspired with others including Jaleel, a citizen of the Maldives. Jaleel was killed during a suicide bomb attack on the headquarters of the Inter-Services Intelligence in Lahore, Pakistan on May 27, 2009.

Prosecutors said Khan gave Jaleel approximately $2,500 to attend a terror training camp to get ready for the ISI bombing and promised to help take care of his family afterward.

"Khan allegedly provided Jaleel with advice to help him in his efforts to travel undetected from the Maldives to commit violent jihad and used coded language when communicating with Jaleel to avoid detection," according to a news release issued by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Oregon.

After Jaleel and two others attacked the ISI and were killed, a video was released by al Qaeda's media outlet showing Jaleel at a terror training camp that appeared to be located in the Federally Administered Tribal Area of Pakistan. Prosecutors said the video also had a statement from Jaleel taking responsibility for the attack he was about to commit.

Several days after Jaleel was killed, Khan wired around $750 via Western Union to one of the man's wives in the Maldives, according to the indictment.

"We will find and prosecute those who use this country as a base to fund and support terrorists," said U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall.

Her sentiments were shared by Greg Fowler, the FBI special agent in charge in Oregon: "The FBI will continue to focus on cutting off the flow of funds that help terrorists train, travel and launch their attacks."

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  1. SecretSquirrel

    He and bradley manning can hold hands in front of the firing squad.

    March 7, 2013 at 3:14 pm | Reply
  2. Denverboy

    750 dollars....For the terrorist wife...and these people call themselves men of God...Not only is there cause a sham..But there word to one another is a pack of lies as well...They are truly cowards in there own skin...and they use a Religion to hide there dark intent ...They are cowards..crazy but coward non the less....Mohammad would quake at these things that pass themseves off as Men Of God.....They are men of a deity But not the God of Abraham...

    March 6, 2013 at 3:37 pm | Reply
    • auguste

      why are you inviting millions of muslims colonizers to America, you open border fraud?

      this is not an ideological battle between left vs right, GOP vs Dems, Statism vs liberty, socialism vs free markets. This is ethnic warfare against white people.

      Why are hostile globalist elite supporting Israel as a Jewish ethnostate with Jewish only immigration, but turning white majority Europe, North America into a multi-ethnic multi-cultural Gulag with dystopian non-White colonization?

      Why do gullible Whites kowtow to hostile Jewish elite, who maim White soldiers in bankrupting wars, infiltrate and subvert our central banks and intelligence agencies, indoctrinate us in classrooms and mass media, impose trillions in debt, and plunder our wages?

      East Asia is 99% yellow. Africa is 99% Black. West Asia is 99% Brown. But 3rd world colonizers are annihilating Whites, just as Chinese colonizers are annihilating Tibet. This is the endgame.

      "Native" Americans are not native. They invaded from East Asia. Whites were not the only slave owners, imperialists. Muslims, Jews, China, India, Mayans, Africans all are guilty of slavery, imperialism. Whites were victims of Arab, Jewish, Turk, African, Mongol imperialism, slavery.

      Gullible Whites should reject suicidal anti-White Jewish ideologies like libertarianism, feminism, liberalism, socialism. White people should reject venomous smears of racism, collectivism.

      Love to all, hatred to no one, but White people must unite and organize to advance their families, their fertility, their interests. Reading list:
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      March 6, 2013 at 5:54 pm | Reply
      • KEVIN WASP

        Well said and as far as i know about your country,we here in Canada have been a haven for radicals of every race.They hate us whites yet we let them live comfortably in our country and yet we seem to treat native americans worse,it doesnt make sense that natives live on reserves while my neighbours on either side of me dont speak english and i cant even pronounce their names.MY neighbourhood was Scottish,Irish,and of English decent when i was a kid ,what happened did they all die ? or where did they go?.We must stand together as proud white people and only hate the people who hate us and send them back .We cant even recite the Lords payer in our public schools anymore and i can see that the morals of our young have changed.WHY DO WE LET THESE PEOPLE MAKE OUR LAWS OR CHANGE THEM!!! this must stop now.

        March 7, 2013 at 10:58 am |
  3. Tanveer

    Again someone from my country is get caught here in the west to shame all Pakistanis and dishonoring our peacefull country of Pakistan. Pakistan mean pure but after coming to western world of naked womans, tight clothes, non-halal food and western media spin, this man turned on his people and get invol in such dastardly acts brining shame to his brothers.
    Thanks USA for corupting another Pakistani.

    March 6, 2013 at 12:10 pm | Reply
    • Denverboy

      Oh I suppose no one ever becomes a Terrorist..In the Middle East..only After going to the West..Hummm...Your prophet would laugh at your weakness . He would see the choice was his to make . You blame the West for your countrymens motives ... Yet they are his Motives...Not ours.. They become his weight...Yet you try and shrug that off on The West...No one told your fellow countrymen to Come to America...No one held a gun to his head ...They are his choices...all of them... He did not have to aid them..He could have refused.. He have gone back to Pakistain...to be Pure...but thats not what happened..He made HIS CHOICE.....We did not choose it for him..He did...and because of his choice he will Stand before a Court... His choice...

      March 6, 2013 at 3:50 pm | Reply
    • Don

      People all people have freedom to think as they want and choose to right or wrong, The U.S. did not corrupt him he simply chose to do wrong and now will face the consequences if found guilty of the U.S. justice system.

      March 6, 2013 at 4:50 pm | Reply
    • Gandveer

      You are right on Pakistani Rupee bro!! Tell brother Taliban to take all the Pakistani airports, ports, railroads down, so true Pakistani never leaves the Pakistan, and no westerner would ever enters the Pakistan..

      March 6, 2013 at 6:38 pm | Reply
  4. Hahahahahahahahah

    Towel Heads is what Towel Heads do. Hahahahahhahaha

    March 6, 2013 at 9:14 am | Reply
  5. Rob

    This is funny, I live in Portland.

    March 6, 2013 at 12:43 am | Reply
  6. Robert

    Another innocent victim of profiling. Next time, go after some old white ladies! Jerks.

    March 5, 2013 at 11:11 pm | Reply
    • Roberta

      what do you mean old white ladies? Aren't all muslims attending terror camps in Pakistan terrorists? Why are you so sympathetic to Khan? Something smells fishy here.

      March 6, 2013 at 9:29 am | Reply
    • Mr. T

      This Pakistani Muslim is making a case for continued surveillance of someone who is Pakistani and a Muslim. If there was any profiling of Pakistani Muslims, this perpetrator affirms the need to continue that sound policy which led to his successful capture before he could cause any more violence.

      March 6, 2013 at 1:06 pm | Reply
  7. The One who Knows

    Muslims will be following terrorism of Mohammad and Quran.
    These Muslims are being deceived by Satan to believe that they are following God. Instead they are following the deceit of Satan as Allah says he is the Best Deceiver (Surah 3:54, 8:30). When will these Muslims realize that Mohammad is not a prophet of God and Quran is not from God?
    Let their eyes be opened! Let them read the New Testament and see the real God who came to SAVE lives, not to kill.

    March 5, 2013 at 9:38 pm | Reply
    • Chris

      It amuses me when two people argue and they are both wrong.

      March 5, 2013 at 9:56 pm | Reply
  8. JohnathanA

    I am not surprised that the terrorist was a minion to islam.

    March 5, 2013 at 9:25 pm | Reply
    • The One who Knows

      Yes, bro. they will have to follow their leader Mohammad.
      Only Way

      March 5, 2013 at 9:39 pm | Reply
      • OO7°``

        I wonder when they see Mohammad in hell if they will say "Hey Mo! What's going down bro?"

        March 6, 2013 at 4:15 pm |

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