LawFuel – The LawFuel News Wire – A member of an unrelated terrorist group testified today he learned about weapons and explosives and prepared for jihad at an al-Qaida training camp which prosecutors say alleged terrorist Jose Padilla also attended, Ireland Online Reports.
Yahya Goba, a 30-year-old Yemeni-American and a member of the ’Lackawanna Six’ terror group, said in federal court in Miami that he filled out a “mujahedeen data form” identical to the one allegedly completed by Padilla for the al-Farooq camp in a remote area near Kandahar, Afghanistan.
Padilla, held for three-and-a-half years as an enemy combatant, and two co-defendants are on trial for allegedly supporting al-Qaida and other Islamic extremists.
The 36-year-old US citizen and former Chicago gang member was arrested in May 2002 at O’Hare International Airport on suspicion that he was part of an al-Qaida plot to detonate a radioactive “dirty bomb” in a US city. Those allegations are not part of the Miami indictment, which claims he was part of a North American support cell for Muslim radicals around the world.