- "The authorities had been monitoring him for years."
- "The complaint shows the FBI built its case with the help of confidential sources close to Abdullah who recorded conversations."
- "The document notes conversations he had with undercover agents and federal informants..."
- "They’re staging the whole thing up," said his son, actor Omar Regan. "They put puzzles together, throw it on the media, attack their character, and try to make everything look worse than it is. That’s just what they do because they have to look good."
- "Local Muslims told FBI officials that the criminal complaint reveals a case involving undercover informants who enticed Abdullah and his followers..."
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