Would-Be Terrorist Captured in Dearborn

In a story that has gotten amazingly little national publicity, a medical student at Wayne State University named Houssein Zorkot was arrested in Dearborn Saturday night, dressed for combat and armed with an AK-47:

Zorkot, a third-year medical student at Wayne State University, was allegedly armed with an AK-47 assault rifle and dressed in black clothing with camouflage paint covering his face when he was arrested Saturday in Hemlock Park.
According to police, Zorkot was observed attempting to leave the park in a black SUV after officers had received reports of a man carrying a rifle in the area.

This report by a local television station is also interesting:



Houssein Zorkot maintained a web site here (“Welcome to the Land of Resistance and Freedom”). The organization of the site is odd, but you can also access it here. The content of Zorkot’s site is mostly about Lebanon. It isn’t clear to me whether Zorkot is a Lebanese immigrant or only of Lebanese ancestry; further study of the site might answer the question. The site includes photos of his trip to Lebanon in 2007. One of the pictures shows Zorkot posing with a poster of Nasrallah, the Secretary-General of Hezbollah:

The site praises Nasrallah and Hezbollah, for example:

Hizbollah is not a terrorist organization! Hizbollah is a national resistance organization. Hizbollah protects Lebanon.

Zorkot’s site is full of military and Islamic imagery. One page is a photo gallery titled Life In America Photos. This is the most recent picture in the sequence; if the gallery information is correct, it was posted on September 8, 2007–the day of Zorkot’s arrest:

It seems rather clear that a medical student who is loyal to Hezbollah set out to commit terrorist acts against Americans in the days leading up to September 11. How odd that so far, at least, this hasn’t become a major news story.
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