Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen, 24, was arrested yesterday by the FBI in Santa Ana as he was about to board a bus to Mexico. He is charged with attempting to aid and abet al Qaeda. (Isn't that what our government is doing in Syria?)
In response, the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California has issued the below statement.
What raises a question here is that Nguyen is from Garden Grove, California in Orange County. I am wondering if he was attending the Islamic Center of Orange County mosque in Garden Grove, which is under Imam Muzammil Siddiqi, past president of the Islamic Society of North America and head of the above Islamic Shura Council of Southern California. If so, Nguyen would not be the first person from that mosque to be charged with al Qaeda connections. Adam Gadahn, who is still a fugitive, also came out of that mosque.
Siddiqi and Islamic Center of Orange County