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Atlanta men held in Canadian sweep

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Canadian terrorist raid may have U.S. link

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Bail denied U.S. terror suspect

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Two charged in terror investigation

NEW YORK, April 22 (UPI) -- U.S. investigators in New York say two young men went to Canada to meet with "like-minded Islamic extremists" to plan possible U.S. terrorism.

Syed Haris Ahmed (b. 1984) is a naturalized American citizen born in Pakistan who was convicted on June 9, 2009 of conspiring to provide material support to terrorism in the United States and abroad. His trial was a bench trial. Sentencing has been deferred pending the outcome of the trial of Ehsanul Islam Sadequee (which began August 3, 2009) on similar charges. At the time of his arrest (on March 23, 2006), he was an undergraduate at the Georgia Institute of Technology, majoring in mechanical engineering.

Ahmed's family immigrated from Pakistan to the United States when he was about 12 years old, settlling in the Atlanta, Georgia area. He became a U.S. citizen in 2003. His father, Syed Riaz Ahmed, is a faculty member at North Georgia College & State University.

In March 2005, Ahmed traveled along with Ehsanul Islam Sadequee to Toronto, Canada aboard a Greyhound bus to meet with Fahim Ahmad, Jahmaal James and another youth with whom they had spoken online about their mutual interpretation of Islam and jihad. Although the five had discussed hypothetical scenarios in which North America would be attacked, government documents noted there was "no imminent danger". Police informant Mubin Shaikh later stated that he believed the two Americans had been asking whether they would be able to hide in Canada if they were to carry out attacks in the United States. Witnesses later testified that Sadequee and Ahmed might have been inspired by a 2005 film, "Paradise Now", about two Palestinian friends being trained to carry out a suicide bombing in Israel. Ahmed was further alleged to have traveled to Pakistan in late 2005 in an attempt to meet with members of the terrorist organization, Lashkar-e-Taiba.

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