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Two Indian men charged for funding al-Qaeda in US


Washington, Nov 7: An Indian and another man among the four persons indicted by a federal American court on charges of providing financial support to slain al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki to aid violent jihad, have been arrested in the US, while the rest two are in the UAE.

Two brothers identified as Yahya Farooq Mohammad and Ibrahim Zubair Mohammad, both are engineer, from Hyderabad were indicted by a grand jury on Friday, media reported.

Two Indian brothers charged in US

Yahya and Zubair allegedly provided and raised funds through credit card fraud for slain jihadist ideologue and commander Anwar al-Awlaki.

The other two are Asif Ahmed Salim, 35, and his brother Sultane Room Salim, 40. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has arrested Ibrahim in Texas – where he lived -- on Thursday, while Sultane was apprehended in Ohio.

Farooq Mohammad was an engineering student at Ohio State University between 2002 and 2004. His brother, Ibrahim, studied engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign from 2001 through 2005.

In an e-mail sent by Farooq to Zubair on January 31, 2005, Yahya wrote: "The Muslims there (in India) are our brothers. The non-Muslims our enemies. We do dawah (proselytise) to them in the best manner. But if they refuse, and when we have the capability, we offer them to live as dhimmis (non-Muslims under the protection of Muslim law) or else face the sword."

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"We will never have a subservient attitude for them," the e-mail says. "There is a time for dawah, and a time for jihad."

They also exchanged jihadist literature produced by al-Qaeda

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