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article imageU.S. citizen involved in a terror plot in Europe

By oinkysmith2     Apr 12, 2007 in World
Ohio man allegedly joined al-Qaida, eyed bombing of tourist resorts
In Columbus, Ohio a Federal court indicted a U.S. citizen on charges of joining al-Qaida and conspiring to bomb European tourist resorts and the government facilities of the United States and our military bases overseas.
Christopher Paul was a 43 year old man from Columbus who trained with al-Qaida in the 1990s. Christopher Paul said to al-Qaida members in Pakistan and Afghanistan that he was "dedicated to committing violent jihad."
Paul is charged with providing material support to terrorists and conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction.
A spokesperson for the U.S. attorney's office in Columbus said Thursday that he cannot comment further on the case. There is a news conference planned for later this Thursday that will reveal more details.
The indictment says Paul traveled to Germany in April of 1999 to train co-conspirators to use explosives to attack European and U.S. targets in Europe including government building and vacation spots that Americans frequent.
Other likely targets would have been U.S. embassies and Military bases.
Two other men have been charged in Columbus with terrorism plots. One of them in 2003 for planning to blow up a local mall. The other is awaiting charges of conspiracy to aid terrorists.
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