FBI Says Lodi Cleric Plotted Terror Attacks
San Francisco, CA — A judge in San Francisco is refusing to offer bail to a Pakistani cleric facing deportation.
The cleric has been accused of planning to set up a terrorism training camp in Lodi. The accusation from an FBI agent came during an immigration hearing for Shabbir Ahmed.
Ahmed is seeking bail on a charge of overstaying his visa while he was heading a mosque in the Central Valley.
Ahmed is one of five men connected to the mosque who were arrested in June. He has only been accused of immigration violations, not terror-related charges
But FBI agent Gary Schaaf testified that Ahmed and others were in the fledgling stages of opening a camp in Lodi to train followers how to kill Americans.