Helena-West Helena Man Charged with Aiding Al-Qaida

LITTLE ROCK, AR (Ben Caxton) — A man from Yemen who has been living in Helena-West Helena has been charged with supporting al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula between October and December of 2014 while he was in Yemen. 28-year-old Bilal al-Rayanni, who was arrested on June 27, was initially charged last month with making a false statement on a passport application in May. According to the original complaint, he allegedly used the name Bilal Kassim Alawdi, which he had been using on passport documentation since he was a small child. The Justice Department on Friday said that al-Rayanni “provided and attempted to provide material support and resources, in the form of personnel and services” to the terrorist organization. Al-Rayanni faces up to 20 years in prison for providing support to a terrorist organization and up to 15 years for lying on a passport application. Each crime also carries a fine of up to $250,000.

 


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2 Comments on "Helena-West Helena Man Charged with Aiding Al-Qaida"

  1. Avatar Ras Stoxstill | August 13, 2019 at 2:46 pm | Reply

    He isn’t the only one of these guys living in HWH he is just one of a whole entourage of Arabs who have businesses that pool all their funds into the Muslim war machine aka Muslim brotherhood,they are all here for the SAME reason and and all established in the predominantly black areas were they get 90% of the funds to support their war on Christianity and America.

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