Palo Alto, CA — The leader of a Palo Alto Islamic Center says he was questioned by FBI agents and given a lie detector test in connection with the ongoing investigation of a suspected al Qaeda terrorist cell in Lodi.
Muhammad Hakik says federal investigators were interested in his 16-year relationship with Mohammad Adil Khan who is one of five men being held by authorities in the case.
Hakik says the questioning began Tuesday and he was given the lie detector test Wednesday.
Meanwhile, a federal judge has denied bail for 22-year-old Hamid Hayat who is suspected of training at an al-Qaeda terrorist camp in Pakistan and planning attacks in the United States.
Hamid and his father, 47-year-old Umer Hamid, stand accused of lying to federal agents investigating the case.
Authorities say the men were initially arrested last week on immigration violations