No Bond for Detroit-area Man Linked to Hizbullah
A Detroit-area man accused of trying to travel to the Middle East to fight alongside Hizbullah in Syria's civil war will remain in custody while his case moves through court.
The government said Monday that 22-year-old Mohammad Hamdan wanted to join Hizbullah, which the U.S. considers a terrorist organization.
He is charged with violating a law that prohibits support for “terrorist groups.”
Magistrate Judge R. Steven Whalen said that Hamdan won't be released on bond.
Whalen pored over transcripts of secretly recorded conversations and said Hamdan is a "confused young man." He fears the suspect may try to flee.
Whalen said there's no evidence that Hamdan wanted to harm America.
But defense attorney Art Weiss vowed fight the charge.
The FBI said an informant recorded conversations with Hamdan.