Egypt Releases Name Of American - Grey Warren - Arrested In Terror Investigation

The Egyptian government has released the name of the American - Grey Warren, from Ohio - who was arrested and is being held incommunicado along with a French national in connection with a terror investigation possibly involving the Muslim Brotherhood.

As we reported in a December 11 piece Belgian Terror Suspects Released After Being Deported By Egypt In late November, the Egyptian government announced the dismantling of a terrorist network and deported two Belgians, and 8 French nationals who were "recruiting volunteers for Jihad."

The alleged terror activity was taking place at Al-Azhar University, outside of Cairo. The university is the command center for the Muslim Brotherhood, an outlawed Islamist terror organization.

Al-Azhar University is also in the news today Egypt Moves Against Muslim Brotherhood, Arresting Its Financier, Mohammed Khayrat el-Shater In Cairo as the Egyptian government takes steps to quell the increasing militancy of the banned organization.

In a statement the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said of the alleged plotters, "They were seeking to recruit others, teach them destructive beliefs, urging them toward jihad, and traveling to Iraq to carry out operations via other countries in the region."

An unknown number of Egyptians and Arabs are also being held in the case.