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Friday, February 13, 2004

NATIONAL GUARDSMAN ARRESTED
FOR TRYING TO PASS INFORMATION TO AL QAEDA


Anderson's 1995 high school year book photograph

CNN reveals (paragraph No. 13, if you get that far) soldier is convert to Islam

CNN --A National Guard soldier at Fort Lewis, Washington, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of trying to pass information about military capabilities to the al Qaeda terrorist organization, military officials said.

Spc. Ryan G. Anderson, 26, was taken into custody following an internal sting operation, said Lt. Col. Stephen Barger, post spokesman.

He will be charged with "aiding the enemy by wrongfully attempting to communicate and give intelligence to the al Qaeda terrorist network," Barger said.

Barger said the investigation involved the Army, the FBI and the Justice Department . . .
[skip to final paragraphs] . . . When asked if Anderson is a Muslim, Barger said, "Religious preferences are an individual right and responsibility, and I really can't get into it."

Sources said Anderson converted to Islam several years ago.
According to DEBKA, Anderson's unit is preparing to leave for Iraq.
UPDATE: See what Michelle Malkin found out -about Ryan Anderson, or Amir Talhah, as he called himself- on the innernut.