Islamic Extremists Invade U.S., Join Sleeper Cells

(Washington Times) Jerry Seper - Islamic radicals are being trained at terrorist camps in Pakistan and Kashmir as part of a conspiracy to send hundreds of operatives to "sleeper cells" in the U.S., according to U.S. and foreign officials. Dozens of Islamic extremists have already been routed through Europe to Muslim communities in the U.S. U.S. intelligence officials said the camps are financed by various terrorist networks including al-Qaeda, and by sources in Saudi Arabia. Al-Qaeda sleeper cells are believed to be operating in 40 states, according to the FBI and other federal authorities, awaiting orders and funding for new attacks in the U.S.

2004-02-10 00:00:00

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