Terror Probe Continues in Lodi

June 10, 2005

Source: The Associated Press


On June 10, 2005 The Associated Press reported, "Federal authorities aren't saying much about their terrorism investigation in nearby Lodi but are making two things crystal clear: Their work in the farming town has been going on for years - and it's not over yet. They denied the implication by some members of Lodi's large Pakistani community that the probe was triggered by a rift between fundamentalist and mainstream factions. Each side accused the other of contacting the FBI, which is in charge of the investigation. The dispute has led to a leadership struggle at the Lodi Muslim Mosque and a legal fight with a budding Islamic learning center... The FBI alleges several people committed to al-Qaida have been operating in and around the tranquil wine-growing region just south of Sacramento."