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“Jihadist” Arrested In Dearborn – With AK-47

Not that you would ever know that from this report in the Dearborn, Michigan Press & Guide:

Man with AK-47 assault rifle arrested after leaving Dearborn’s Hemlock Park

DEARBORN – Houssein Zorkot, a 26-year-old Dearborn resident, was arraigned Tuesday in 19th District Court on multiple felony charges, including carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent — a five-year felony.

Zorkot, a third-year medical student at Wayne State University, was allegedly armed with an AK-47 assault rifle and dressed in black clothing with camouflage paint covering his face when he was arrested Saturday in Hemlock Park.

According to police, Zorkot was observed attempting to leave the park in a black SUV after officers had received reports of a man carrying a rifle in the area. He was placed under arrest and is scheduled to undergo a preliminary examination at 9 a.m. Sept. 21 in 19th District Court.

Zorkot has also been charged with one count of possession of a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle and one count of felony firearm. He remains in custody on a $1 million bond (cash, no 10 percent).

But searching Google turns up Zorkot.org which features this image and caption:

The Start of My Personal Jihad (in the US)

The operator of the site would appear to be located in Dearborn:

WHOIS information for zorkot.org:

[whois.melbourneit.com]

Domain Name.......... zorkot.org
  Creation Date........ 2004-06-11
  Registration Date.... 2004-06-11
  Expiry Date.......... 2008-06-11
  Tracking Number...... D104519516-LROR
  Organisation Name.... Sam Zorkot
  Organisation Address. 5466 Chase Rd.
  Organisation Address. 
  Organisation Address. Dearborn
  Organisation Address. 48126
  Organisation Address. MI
  Organisation Address. UNITED STATES

Admin Name........... Sam Zorkot
  Admin Address........ 5466 Chase Rd.
  Admin Address........ 
  Admin Address........ Dearborn
  Admin Address........ 48126
  Admin Address........ MI
  Admin Address........ UNITED STATES
  Admin Email.......... lion_of_all_lions@yahoo.com
  Admin Phone.......... +1.3135847528
  Admin Fax............ 

And, indeed, it would appear to be the same gentleman in the news article.

From the “Lebanese White Pages” Leb.org:

Houssein Zorkot – Hello, I’m here in the States studying to be a doctor. Lebanon is a beautiful country and I am proud to be Lebanese! I’m also an artist and kickboxer and like to read in my spare time.
Medicine
Michigan, USA
Zrarieh – 1981http://www.zorkot.org/ (disclaimer)
Record Last Updated on November 19th, 2006
Record Created on August 5th, 2006

If born in 1981, Mr. Zorkot would be 26, just like the man arrested in the article.

Here is a screen grab of the site’s front page:

Click to enlarge

The site’s “History Of The Resistance In Lebanon” section makes it quite clear that Mr. Zorkot is a big fan of the terrorists Nasrallah and the Hezbollah:

One Resistance

[Original caption:] One Resistance

And yet Mr. Zorkot is a medical student and family man:

 

Sadly, none of this is all that surprising these days.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, September 13th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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