Another Johnny Walker Lindh?

Mary Katharine Ham
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Posted: Dec 05, 2006 5:39 PM

The experts at Jawa:

An American was among 15 foreign nationals arrested last week in Egypt believed to be part of a larger terror network. The cell is supected of plotting terror attacks on Middle East targets, although there is some contraversy over whether they were planning attacks or just encouraging them...

Looks like we have another Johnny Walker Lindh, who went to Pakistan to study Islam before joining the Taliban, or Ahmed Omar Abu Ali, who left his home in Virginia to study Islam in Saudi Arabia before joining a group of al Qaeda sympathizers and plotting to assassinate President George Bush.

Just studying Islam?

Authorities believe that the group was part of an Islamic militant terror cell that was plotting attacks in the Middle East.

They're suspected of living in Egypt under the disguise of studying Arabic and Islamic studies.

State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said that U.S. officials are currently "seeking consular access" to the American.

French, Belgians, Syrians, Tunisians, and Egyptians also in the mix.