Update: Five “Americans” arrested in Pakistan today may be the DC-Five, here.
Not much is known yet on this story reported by The Investigative Project on Terrorism, but the case worries officials who have been following the Somali missing youth case.* Hat tip: Blulitespecial.
Federal investigators are searching for a Howard University dental student and four other missing Muslim men reported missing from the Washington, D.C. area, the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) has learned. There is concern they may have been sent abroad to train for jihad. The five were last seen November 29.
The identities of two of the missing men, Howard student Ramy Zamzam and Waqar Khan, have been mentioned in online postings, including a Facebook page that was set up Monday for friends to offer their support. Some of those pages, however, appear restricted to friends and associates.
It is not clear where the men are believed to have gone, but an informed source told the IPT that at least one left behind a farewell video.
Note that one of the guys was/is president of the Muslim Student Association, which is an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood. David Horowitz and Robert Spencer have been warning for years how radical these MSA chapters can be.
If I was Janet Napolitano I think I would be very worried. These possible Jihadists have got to be pretty angry at Obama these days!
Tip to law enforcement: If you are watching some possible Islamic radicals and see them go to a strip joint then chances are good an attack is in the offing! Spencer explains here at Jihad Watch.
* Somali missing youth case, here, and then more by searching with key words ‘Somali missing youths.’ No word yet on the nationalities of the DC missing men.