A Phoenix man has been charged with supplying guns and training to two men who attacked a provocative cartoon contest that featured mocking depictions of the prophet Muhammad last month in Garland, Texas.
Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem, 43, faces charges of conspiracy, transport of weapons across state lines and giving false statements to investigators, according to the indictment made public Tuesday. He was ordered held without bail.
Kareem, along with an unknown number of other people, traveled to the desert outside Phoenix to help Nadir Soofi, 34, and Elton Simpson, 30, practice with firearms, including assault rifles, the indictment says.
Kareem denied knowledge of the...