Federal authorities are fighting to keep three local Pakistani men locked up because they might be terrorists planning to attack the United States.
They aren't charged with that, however.
Irfan Kamran, 32, and Sajjad Nasser, age unknown, both of Denver, and Haroon Rashid, 32, of Lakewood, are charged only with conspiring to hide an illegal immigrant.
They and three other family members allegedly lied to authorities to bring a seventh family member into the United States illegally from Pakistan.
But federal prosecutors contend that the three men are dangerous because they told others they supported the Taliban, the former rulers of Afghanistan, and the terrorist group al-Qaida.
The three allegedly said they wanted to join in the jihad, or holy war, against the U.S. Two said they traveled to Afghanistan after the Sept. 11 attacks, and one of them claimed to have killed U.S. troops there, according to government documents.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out.
:: Walter 8:38 AM [+] ::