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July 3, 2005 | Rone Tempest, Times Staff Writer
As Shabbir Ahmed sits in the county jail on immigration charges connected to an FBI terrorism investigation, federal officials are at a loss to explain how a man who publicly demonstrated his rage against the United States and advocated violence against the U.S.-backed regime in Pakistan could slip so easily through the State Department visa system. In October 2001, after U.S.
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July 3, 2005 | Rone Tempest, Times Staff Writer
As Shabbir Ahmed sits in the county jail on immigration charges connected to an FBI terrorism investigation, federal officials are at a loss to explain how a man who publicly demonstrated his rage against the United States and advocated violence against the U.S.-backed regime in Pakistan could slip so easily through the State Department visa system. In October 2001, after U.S.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Lodi Muslim Mosque has fired a religious leader who has been accused by U.S. government officials of speaking out against the United States and supporting Osama bin Laden in the wake of the September 2001 terrorist attacks. Shabbir Ahmed is one of two imams detained on immigration charges as part of an FBI investigation into alleged terror activities in Lodi's Islamic community. One imam's son also faces deportation to Pakistan. A father and son, both U.S.
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November 25, 2001
This is a list of names added to the total of confirmed dead in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. There are no new names this week from the attack on the Pentagon. The list, released since Nov. 16, updates accountings that have appeared in The Times each Sunday since Sept. 11. The number of those unaccounted for, according to Defense Department and New York City officials, has dropped and is now believed to be about 1,400. Shabbir Ahmed Joseph P. Anchundia Jean A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 2005 | Rone Tempest, Times Staff Writer
A federal grand jury Thursday indicted a 23-year-old Lodi man on charges that he materially supported terrorism against the United States by attending a training camp in Pakistan in 2003 and 2004. Announced here by U.S. Atty. McGregor W.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 2006 | Rone Tempest, Times Staff Writer
In a 2004 visit to a clandestine camp in Pakistan, Umer Hayat said he witnessed nearly 1,000 terrorist trainees -- masked like "ninja turtles" -- slashing curved swords at dummies with images of President Bush, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and former Secretary of State Colin Powell. In a videotaped interrogation by FBI agents shown in federal court Tuesday, Hayat said trainees at the camp allegedly attended by his son also practiced pole vaulting "like 50 feet" so they could leap rivers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 2005 | Ann M. Simmons, Times Staff Writer
An immigration judge denied bail to a Pakistani cleric Tuesday after U.S. law enforcement officials accused him of planning to set up a terrorism camp in Lodi to train followers to attack Americans. Describing him as a potential threat to society, Judge Anthony Murry ruled that Shabbir Ahmed, 39, the former imam of a Lodi mosque, should remain in the Sacramento County jail, where he is being held on charges of overstaying his visa and in connection with an FBI terrorism investigation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2006 | Rone Tempest, Times Staff Writer
In the summer of 2002, a clean-cut Pakistani man driving a shiny white Dodge Durango suddenly appeared in a Muslim neighborhood of Lodi, the San Joaquin Valley grape farming center an hour's drive south of the state capital.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 2005 | Maria L. La Ganga and Rone Tempest, Times Staff Writers
An Islamic religious leader and his son, who were arrested during the investigation of possible terrorist activity in Lodi, Calif., agreed Friday to be deported in exchange for the government dropping charges that the two men misrepresented themselves when entering the country. Imam Mohammad Adil Khan, 47, and his son Mohammad Hassan Adil, 19, conceded in federal Immigration Court that they overstayed their religious worker visas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 2005 | Rone Tempest and Robert Salladay, Times Staff Writers
A Muslim cleric arrested in Northern California admitted in court Friday that he gave several speeches in the months after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks urging crowds in his native Pakistan to battle invading American troops in Afghanistan. "I was trying to put pressure on the United States to stop the bombing," said Shabbir Ahmed, who at the time of his arrest on immigration charges two weeks ago was serving as imam, or religious leader, of a mosque in Lodi, Calif.
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September 7, 2005 | Ann M. Simmons, Times Staff Writer
Every year, thousands of immigrants face the prospect of being forcibly removed from the United States. Some are removed because they committed serious crimes, others because they entered the country illegally or overstayed their visas. Government officials say the principle is simple: If an immigrant is here illegally, he or she is removable. Authorities also say that deportation is an efficient means of ridding the nation of potential security threats.
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