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    Oregonian: Portland man faces terrorism charge in Pakistan blast

    At the beginning of 2006, Reaz Qadir Khan received an email from a man he knew, goading him about Khan's past devotion to seek martyrdom for Allah, authorities said.

    "Where are the words you said with tears in your eyes that 'we shall strive until Allah's word is superior or until we perish'???" the email reportedly stated.

    The email, federal authorities allege, was followed by action -- money and advice for the man who sent the email, one of three participants in a May 2009 suicide attack in Pakistan that killed about 30 people and injured 300.

    On Tuesday morning, authorities arrested Khan, a 48-year-old wastewater operator for the city of Portland at his Southwest Portland home, shortly after he finished a double shift at the Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant.

    Khan pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court on the charge of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. If convicted, the Pakistan-born naturalized U.S. citizen could face up to a life sentence.

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