Immigration officials want to deport a Palestinian the FBI believes was plotting to kill Attorney General Janet Reno and was familiar with the conspiracy to bomb the World Trade Center.
Hany Mahmoud Kiareldeen, a manager of an electronics store in Passaic who has lived in the United States for eight years, has not been charged with any crime.Kiareldeen, 30, was arrested in March after the Immigration and Naturalization Service accused him of overstaying his student visa. He is being held at the Mercer County Jail.
An FBI summary of evidence against Kiareldeen says he is a suspected member of an unnamed terrorist organization and that Kiar-el-deen has made a "credible threat" against Reno's life.
Kiareldeen recently "expressed a desire to murder Attorney General Janet Reno for her role in the conviction of those responsible for the bombing of the World Trade Center," a summary said.
Reno's office and her FBI security detail have been aware of the purported threat, Justice Department spokesman Bert Brandenburg said.
Another summary also said that a week before the World Trade Center bombing, Kiareldeen and others met at his then-home in Nutley with Nidal Ayyad, who was later convicted in the 1993 bombing that killed six.