Wire Update: 5 Five Muslim Soldiers Arrested at Fort Jackson in Poisoning Attempt
Off the Wire:
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2010 -- Newswire services this morning updated reports that the U.S. Army is investigating allegations that soldiers were attempting to poison the food supply at Fort Jackson in South Carolina.
CBN News reported that five Muslim soldiers were arrested just before Christmas. It is unclear whether the men are still in custody. The five were part of the Arabic Translation program at the base.
A source with intimate knowledge of the investigation, which is ongoing, told CBN News investigators suspect the "Fort Jackson Five" may have been in contact with the group of five Washington, DC area Muslims that traveled to Pakistan to wage jihad against U.S. troops in December. That group was arrested by Pakistani authorities, also just before Christmas.This is a developing story.
Coming as it does on the heels of November's Fort Hood jihadist massacre, this news has major implications.
(Report from newswire sources.)
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Source: CBN Exclusive: Five Muslim Soldiers Arrested at Fort Jackson in South Carolina