Ranch’s efforts at terror training detailed presents a detailed investigation, based mostly on an interview with a former tenant of the Oregon ranch the Feds allege Seattle-area activist James Ujaama helped lease with an eye to turning it into a terrorist training camp.
According to the article, Ujaama’s involvement has been accurately described in prior stories about the investigation – there really were jihadis living at the camp – but his interest in setting it up and running it was apparently based on the intriguing marketing concept of jihad adventure travel, from which he hoped to make a buck or two.
It’s an interesting read. The story reminds me of the various militia punch-and-judy stories from the Northwest in the mid-nineties.
The question that comes to my mind remains: is it acceptable to hold someone incommunicado because they have excercised poor judgement in life choices or posted inflammatory rhetoric to a web site?