Brazilian police said they had arrested a foreigner for inciting racial hatred on the internet, but declined to comment on a newspaper report that the man was a high-ranking al Qaeda member.
Folha de Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest daily newspaper, said the man was suspected of being a communications operative in the radical Islamic group and his arrest was being treated with secrecy by the federal police.
US authorities had been notified of the arrest, the report said.
.... Brazil is home to one of the largest Arab populations outside the Middle East, with most residing in Sao Paulo and Foz do Iguacu, a bustling commercial hub on the border with Argentina and Paraguay.
The US government has claimed that Arabs in the area around Foz do Iguacu raise money for militant groups in the Middle East.
SOCIALISTS CHAVEZ AND MORALES IN VENEZUELA AND BOLIVIA ARE OPENLY ALLIED TO GLOBAL JUHAD.
MAYBE THE SAME THING IS BREWING IN SOCIALIST BRAZIL?