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Trucker’s Double Life - as a Terrorist?

Friday, June 20, 2003 at 1:10 PM

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A truck driver from Columbus has pleaded guilty to felony terrorism charges and admitted plots against trains and the Brooklyn Bridge. 34-year-old Iyman Faris is being held in Virginia by federal authorities. He's a native of Kashmir who'd lived in Columbus from 1994 until last winter. Residents of Ohio's capital city have been thunderstruck to learn that an al-Qaeda operative was living in their midst. The details of his life are still emerging. ideastream's April Baer spoke with Columbus Dispatch reporter Jodi Nirode this morning about Faris' apparent double life.


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