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Documents provide rare insight into FBI’s terrorism stings – Washington Post

An April 13, 2012 article in the Washington Post examined the federal government's use of informants in investigating and arresting suspected terrorists.  The article referenced a study conducted by the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School, which noted that since 2001, informants were used in 138 "terrorism or national security" cases, 51 of which occured in the last three years.

Specifically, the Washington Post examined the role of Shahed Hussain, an informant who has worked with the FBI for the past decade.  Hussain recently worked with the FBI during the investigation of Khalifa Ali al-Akili, a suspected terrorist who was arrested in Pittsburgh last fall.  According to the article, Akili was subsequently arrested only on a gun charge after he unraveled the FBI's investigation.

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