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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Syrian Spies in America.

A Syrian American gathering info on other Syrians who have been speaking out against the Syrian Government, in order to what?

“silence, intimidate and potentially harm the protesters.”

How Islamic is that.

The New York Times

The Justice Department on Wednesday accused a Syrian-American man of secretly working for a Syrian intelligence service. It said he collected information about people in the United States who were protesting the Syrian government’s crackdown on the country’s pro-democracy movement, as part of a scheme to “silence, intimidate and potentially harm the protesters.”

The man, Mohamad Anas Haitham Soueid, 47, a resident of Leesburg, Va., was arrested on Tuesday and charged with six offenses, including serving as a foreign agent without registering and making false statements, authorities said. They described him as a naturalized American citizen born in Syria.

“The ability to assemble and protest is a cherished right in the United States, and it’s troubling that a U.S. citizen from Leesburg is accused of working with the Syrian government to identify and intimidate those who exercise that right,” said Neil H. MacBride, the United States attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. “Spying for another country is a serious threat to our national security, especially when it threatens the ability of U.S. citizens to engage in political speech within our own borders.”

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