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Brazilian police in Curitiba arrested Hamzi Ahmad Barakat, a Lebanese citizen with ties to Hezbollah, on charges of setting up front companies to defraud Lebanese immigrants. In 2006 the US designated Barakat a terrorist for using a store in Paraguay to help fund Hezbollah, which the US considers a terrorist group. Barakat's brother Assad Ahmad Barakat, who was deported to Paraguay in 2002, was added to the US's list of terrorists in 2004.
In a lawsuit brought by the National Islamic Union, a court in Sao Paolo ordered the removal of an anti-Islam film from YouTube. At the UN, President Rousseff accused Western countries of "Islamophobia." Hundreds marched in Sao Paolo on Sept. 21 protesting the film and chanting anti-US slogans.
The US warned Brazil that 21 al Qaeda and other Islamist terrorists are based in the country. Among them is Khaled Hussein Ali, who runs an internet cafe and manages Jihad Media Battalion, an al Qaeda propaganda arm.