Sep 29 2006
A naturalized US citizen has been arrested in Iraq and apparently was providing aid and support to our enemies:
A naturalized U.S. citizen from Iran who was found in Iraq was indicted Friday on charges of providing support to a terrorist organization that seeks to overthrow the current Iranian regime, federal prosecutors said.
Zeinab Taleb-Jedi, 51, then a resident of Herndon, Va., went to Iraq in 1999 to attend a training camp run by the Mujahedin-e Khalq, or MEK, the U.S. attorney’s office in Los Angeles said in a statement.
“During Operation Iraqi Freedom, Taleb-Jedi was discovered by coalition forces in an MEK training camp called Ashraf Base,” about 40 miles northwest of Baghdad, the statement said.
Taleb-Jedi was indicted by a federal grand jury in Brooklyn, N.Y., on one count of providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization. She faces up to 15 years in federal prison if convicted.
Taleb-Jedi was being prosecuted in New York because her plane landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport on March 31 upon her return from Iraq. The case was being handled by Los Angeles-based prosecutors who have been involved in MEK-related investigations since the 1990s.
Sadly this traitor hails from my current hometown of Herndon, VA.