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Sat, Apr 30, 2005

Hajaig Denies Terror Ties

UK Flight Student Emails Atlanta TV Station

Who me? Couldn't be.

That's the gist of an email purportedly sent by terror suspect Zayead Christopher Hajaig to Atlanta's WXIA-TV, after the former flight student sparked a worldwide terror alert because of his supposedly suspicious behavior at a flight school in Lawrenceville, GA.

"I am the farthest thing from being a blood thirsty low life terrorist, and I view that as an outmost insult to me and my family and predominantly my kids," he wrote in the email. The TV station described his email as pro-American and "desperate" to clear his name.

As ANN reported Thursday, Hajaig, 35, raised suspicions at Briscoe Field in Gwinnett County, when he tried to accelerate his flight training far beyond what instructors said were his rather limited capabilities. Hajaig was indicted by an Atlanta federal grand jury April 21st and arrested in Essex, England, a week later. He's charged with being an illegal immigrant in possession of assault-style weapons.

Hajaig told WXIA he didn't know he was a terror suspect until he arrived home in the UK. As for the weapons, he said he dumped them in the Chattahoochee River.

"Well, mate, they are best in a river where no one can get to them and do harm with them," he wrote the TV station. "I was in a hurry and had to act."

But Hajaig, who faces charges of falsely obtaining official documents in the United Kingdom, wasn't bitter toward American agents who were hot on his trail. "I think the feds are doing a great job," he wrote. "We can all thank God for the hard work they do for our safety."

He may have a chance to tell FBI and ICE agents himself. His attorney says it's pretty likely that Hajaig will be extradited to the US where he'll face the charges now pending against him.

FMI: www.fbi.gov

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