Friday, April 13, 2007

Ohio Man Indicted On Terrorism Charges

An Ohio man has been indicted on charges of joining al-Qaida to attack U-S targets. Christopher Paul of Columbus also is accused of conspiring to bomb European tourist resorts and U-S government facilities and military bases overseas. The indictment says Paul trained with al-Qaida in the early 1990s. It says Paul traveled to Germany sometime around April of 1999 to train co-conspirators to use explosives.
Christopher Paul
The plan allegedly was to attack European and U-S targets, including government buildings and vacation spots frequented by American tourists. Paul is the third Columbus man to be charged as part of a federal terrorism investigation. One man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for a plot to topple the Brooklyn Bridge. The other man is awaiting trial.