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Padilla Arrest

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Padilla Arrest

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Padilla Arrest

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NPR's Tom Gjelten reports on Jose Padilla, the U.S. citizen accused of working with al Qaeda to detonate a "dirty" bomb in the United States. He has a long criminal record and converted to Islam in prison. This spring, he was detained in Pakistan, released, and tracked by U.S. authorities until his arrest in May at Chicago's O'Hare airport. Federal authorities consider Padilla an "enemy combatant," and say he will be held in a South Carolina military facility under the rules of war.