National Security

FBI probing Charlotte man for al Qaida online magazine

Federal authorities are building a case against a 24-year-old former Charlotte man who is thought to be editor of an al-Qaida online magazine, according to a broadcast report.

National Public Radio said Wednesday that a federal grand jury has convened in Charlotte to consider a case against Samir Khan, a former CPCC student who moved with his family to North Carolina in 2004.

Khan is thought to have moved to Yemen last year.

Federal officials could not be reached immediately Wednesday morning.

Several of the men interviewed by NPR said federal agents asked them if Khan ever mentioned going to Yemen so he could join a terrorist group and target Americans.

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