California Man Accused of Aiding Al Qaeda

24-year-old Muslim convert facing terrorism charges accused of lying on U.S. passport application.
1:03 | 10/12/13

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breaking news out of california. A young man facing terrorism charges right now. Police say he was a brand-new muslim convert. He was trying to help al qaeda, they say. And they caught him just in the nick of time. And abc's aditi roy is covering the story from los angeles right now. Aditi, good morning. Reporter: Good morning, dan. Authorities say they napped and arrested the 24-year-old u.S. Citizen right as he was about to leave the country. They say he was in a bus station, on his way to mexico. He just made his first federal court appearance. Investigators say he tried to provide material support to al qaeda. And also lied on a u.S. Passport application. The indictment said he lied to facilitate an act of terrorism. Now, it doesn't say what that alleged act was. The indictment said he is also known as hassan omar. The judge ordered he remain in custody. His family members were also in court, his brother told reporters he converted to islam about a year ago. He is scheduled to be back in COURT ON OCTOBER 18th.

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