“Terrorism charges have not been brought against the Hayats. Instead, both men are accused of making false statements about the training camps when they were first questioned by federal agents. Upon further questioning, the Feds say, Hamid Hayat eventually gave a detailed account of his time in the camp. Lawyers for both men said they did not believe their clients were involved in any terrorist activity (the Feds have until June 21 to bring formal charges). Hamid’s cousin Ismail laughs at the idea of his relative planning a terror strike. ‘This guy didn’t know how to build anything’, he says. ‘Any time something broke, he would call me to fix it’.”
The arrest of “California jihadists” Hamid and Umer Hayat analysed by Newsweek.