Remarkable information was leaked to local newspapers in the Lodi terrorism case. It appears that the Lodi suspects, Hamid Hayat and his father Umer Hayat, have told federal officials that at least 6 other men were training at the jihad camps in Pakistan to undertake a US-based attack on financial institutions and government buildings:
The Sacramento Bee reported that Hamid Hayat and his father Umer Hayat contended in FBI documents that a half-dozen other men were trained in jihadi camps in Pakistan. The pair reportedly alleged that the men were recruited by Muhhammed Adil Khan and Shabbir Ahmed (shown above on the upper right, and at bottom), two Pakistani imans involved with the Lodi Muslim Mosque.
In FBI interviews, the Hayats alleged that the men took direction from Ahmed, the iman at the mosque. Over Ahmed was Adil Khan, who followed the orders of the terrorist training camp's operator Fazler Rehman. He is reportedly a follower of Osama bin Laden.
According to the documents, the elder Hayat told investigators the camp attendees were taught to target U.S. financial institutions and government buildings. He reportedly identified the men but they were not identified in the Bee report.
If this information turns out to be true, then federal officials may have uncovered a direct and substantive link between the August 2004 banking sector plot and the terrorist group Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, Al Qaeda, and the planning of Al Qaeda operative, Issa Al-Hindi.