Friday, May 11, 2007

Terror suspect asks for a ...


Eljvir Duka's lawyer stood in U.S. District Court in Camden this morning and told the judge his client wanted a Koran.

Like the other five men accused of plotting to kill soldiers at Fort Dix, the 23-year-old is being held in solitary confinement at a federal detention center in Philadelphia. They were arrested Monday night, and Duka was growing anxious to read, said his lawyer, Troy Archie.

"He has been basically sitting in his cell," Archie said.

All six of the suspects are immigrants in their 20s. And by most accounts they had been typical teenagers. But at some point between high school and adulthood, the men became radicalized and adopted the violent and extreme philosophy of jihad, authorities said.

Some of their relatives differ, saying the men are victims of religious persecution.

As for Eljvir Duka's Koran, U.S. Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider told the attorney to ask prison officials first. If they refuse or ignore the request, then come back to the court, Schneider said.

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