Mike Hawash Update


The Portland man and Intel software engineer who has been jailed for more than a month as a material witness to something secret, has finally been charged with a crime. Mike Hawash stands accused of aiding the Portland Six's fight against the U.S. government.

It is hard to tell from reading the government's 42-page affidavit on the charges if the government regards Hawash as the seventh member of the terror cell. Most of the document is taken up with describing the amateurish attempts at jihad by the Six.

The case seems to boil down to the claim that Hawash went to China with the Six with the intent of getting into Afghanistan to aid the Taliban. Hawash's supporters, of course, say the case is very weak.