Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Pakistani intelligence agents re-arrest American, Juddi Kenan aka Jude Kenan Mohammad from North Carolina

Pakistani intelligence agents re-arrest American, Juddi Kenan aka Jude Kenan Mohammad from North Carolina.

By HABIB KHAN, Associated Press Writer....Wednesday, October 15th, 2008...2 hours, 59 minutes ago.

KHAR, Pakistan - Pakistani intelligence agents re-arrested an American detained in the country's volatile border region and were questioning the man, police said Wednesday. The man — identified by Pakistani police as Juddi Kenan aka Jude Kenan Mohammad — was carrying a laptop computer when he was arrested Monday at a checkpoint in the northwestern district of Mohmand, near where Pakistani security forces have battled Islamic militants for two months (Al-Qaeda - Taliban turf).

District police chief Waqif Khan said the 20-year-old was released from custody Tuesday but was picked up hours later at his home in the nearby city of Peshawar."He is now in the custody of intelligence agencies, who are required to quiz him again for further satisfaction," he said.

Peshawar is the main city and lies outside the tribal zone, where special permission is needed to visit. Khan said the man had dual American-Pakistani citizenship. In Washington, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said U.S. officials have visited and spoken with the man and are doing everything they can for him. He declined to provide more specific details — including confirming the name — because of privacy concerns.

He said, generally, that U.S. officials in such a situation can provide a list of lawyers who might be able to help, provide food and clothing and try to help the person communicate with family members. "We try to help them out as best we can," McCormack said. Pakistan is battling a growing militant threat in the northwest, where al-Qaida and Taliban fighters have established bases and plan attacks on American and NATO forces across the border in Afghanistan.

Mum of American, Jude Kenan Mohammad, arrested in Pakistan says it's a misunderstanding. North Carolina (US), Oct.15 : The mother of a 20-year-old American college student, Jude Kenan Mohammad, detained by Pakistani officials in the tribal region along the Afghanistan border, told FOX News that her son's incarceration is a case of "misunderstanding."

The North Carolina woman, who identified herself as the mother of Jude Kenan Mohammad, said that she recently contacted her son."I'm OK and he's OK. I don't understand. There must be a misunderstanding because my son is just fine. I'd rather not talk about it," she said. What radical jihad website located in Charlotte North Carolina could have provoked Jude Kenan Mohammad to make the trip to North Waziristan ? The Pro Al-Qaeda Web site Run by a Charlotte Man Samir Khan, as per Cyber Vigilantes Track Extremist Web Sites Bill Warner

COURT DATE: 09/22/08FILE NUMBER ......08CR 730106
COMPLAINANT....SPEEDING 105 mph in a 55 mph
PLEA: .....VER: 22E9188
FILE NUMBER...08CR 724114 65.

Could information on the radical jihad website, that just happens to be based in Charlotte North Carolina and run by Samir Khan, (see website click here), have influenced Jude Kenan Mohammad to travel to North Waziristan.

Bill Warner
Private Investigator