[JURIST] Six Islamic militants have been arrested [press release, PDF] for allegedly planning an attack on New Jersey military base Fort Dix [official website], the US Attorney for New Jersey said Tuesday. The men, who have been under surveillance for the past 16 months, have been charged with a conspiracy to kill US employees under 18 USC 1114 [text]. The men were arrested while attempting to buy weapons from undercover agents and are scheduled to appear in the US District Court for the District of New Jersey [official website] on Tuesday. The following men are charged:
White House Press Secretary Tony Snow said Tuesday there is currently no evidence that the men were members of an international terrorism organization.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation [official website] began an investigation into the suspects' activity after they received a copy of a video tape on which the men are shown calling for jihad and practicing their attack in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. AP has more.