Report: 24-year-old Calif. man arrested for providing support to al-Qaeda

Posted at 4:38 pm on October 11, 2013 by Sarah D.

24-year-old Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen, who also goes by Hasan Abu Omar Ghannoum, was arrested this morning. Nguyen is from Orange County.

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He was charged with knowingly attempting to provide material support to al-Qaida and making false statements in an application for a passport.

The indictment alleges that Nguyen made the false statements about his name, date and place of birth, and his parents’ names and places of birth, in order to facilitate an act of international terrorism.

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The L.A. Times’ Richard Winton notes:

Via the L.A. Times:

Nguyen is not the first Orange County link to the group. Adam Gadahn, who once lived as Adam Pearlman, is a prominent translator and spokesman for the group and has been charged in his absence with treason. A relative of Osama bin Laden’s former bodyguard was located in Tustin in 2009.

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