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Indictment of Florida professor and others for supporting terrorists

[JURIST] Attorney General John Ashcroft announced Thursday the arrest of four members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), a designated foreign terrorist organization, following the return of a 50-count indictment against them and four others by a federal grand jury in Tampa, Florida. Professor Sami Amin Al-Arian [JURIST report] of the University of South Florida was the alleged leader of the PIJ in the United States, and Secretary of the "Shura Council," or worldwide governing group of the PIJ. Read the full Department of Justice press release.

UPDATE: The full text of the indictment [PDF] and streaming video of Attorney General Ashcroft's announcement are now available.

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