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Queens college grad accused of conspiring with airport shuttle bus driver to kill American service members

Hmmmm. Are those really the salient details that New York Times readers need to know about Adis Medujanin and Najibullah Zazi in order to understand why they entered into this conspiracy? Or might the Queens college grad and the shuttle bus driver have shared a common motivating ideology? Naaah. “Queens Man Is Accused in Plot to Kill Service Members,” by William K. Rashbaum in the New York Times, January 19 (thanks to Sr. Soph):

A federal prosecutor told a judge on Tuesday that a man who traveled to Pakistan in 2008 to attend a Qaeda training camp conspired to kill American service members in Afghanistan.The prosecutor, Assistant United States Attorney James P. Loonam, said his office expected to seek additional charges against the man, Adis Medunjanin, 25, a Queens College graduate, and might consolidate his case with that of a shuttle bus driver, Najibullah Zazi, 24, who prosecutors say also attended the camp and was charged last year in a bomb plot.

Mr. Loonam made the comments during a hearing in federal court in Brooklyn in the case of Mr. Medunjanin, who was charged in a two-count indictment unsealed Jan. 9 with conspiring to commit murder in a foreign country and with receiving military-type training from Al Qaeda.

The bare-bones two-page indictment had provided almost no details about the alleged conspiracy, and while Mr. Loonam’s comments in court were far from expansive, they constituted the most detailed description to date of the alleged plot.

“In August 2008, the defendant traveled with others from the United States to Pakistan, with the intent of killing U.S. service members in Afghanistan,” Mr. Loonam told the judge in the case, Raymond J. Dearie of Federal District Court in Brooklyn….