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FSBO site served as storehouse for militant propaganda

Web site was reportedly hacked

A for-sale-by-owner Web site that is registered to a loan officer in Ohio also contained a cache of information about a suspected al-Qaeda operative captured in Pakistan last year and an Islamic militant movement. Pages embedded within The For Sale By Owner Association Inc. Web site, at www.fsboa.com, contained Arabic writings attributed to Abu Musab al-Suri (al-Suri translates as "The Syrian"), who is also known as Mustafa Setmarian Nasar. Nasar was reportedly arrested in Quetta, Pakistan, in November 2005 and is rumored to be in U.S. custody, though his location remains a secret. Alan Isham, the creator of the Web site who is a loan officer for 1st Metropolitan Mortgage in Pepper Pike, Ohio, said he hadn't added anything to the Web site for two years and had nothing to do with the Arabic-language materials at the site. "Somebody hacked into the site," he said. The www.fsboa.com Web site was registered in Isham's name in 1998. "I just had no idea it was even there. I haven't uploaded ...