A federal grand jury returned an indictment against Canada-based terrorist suspect Faruq Khalil Muhammad Isa, for his role in aiding the murder of five American soldiers in a suicide-bombing in Iraq in April 2009. Muhammad has been fighting extradition from Canada since January 2011, when he was detained by Canadian authorities pending a hearing in Canada.
The Iraqi national lived in Canada, providing online advice as part of a terrorist organization fighting American soldiers in Iraq. According to the complaint, issued in January, terrorists affiliated with the group murdered five American soldiers in an April 10, 2009 suicide bombing. A Tunisian jihadist, whose travel to and activities in Iraq were facilitated by the terrorist network, drove a truck laden with explosives to the gate of the United States Military's Forward Operating Base Marez in Mosul, Iraq.
Isa passed communication about the terrorist attack and advised members of another Tunisian terrorist group how to cover their tracks, by deleting computer files and hiding his intentions. Despite setbacks, he continued to aid terrorists in movement and encouragement from 2009 to 2010. "Islam came for the good of humanity. So if someone doesn't like good, we fight them, like those dog Americans," he said in July 2010, explaining his intentions.
The case shows that there "is no safe harbor for terrorists, including those who endeavor to spread violence from halfway across the world," U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch said in a statement. Isa's Canadian extradition hearing is scheduled for January 30 to February 1, 2012. He faces life in American prison if convicted.