The case against Daniel Boyd and the other Wake County Muslims indicted on terrorism charges by a federal grand jury in Raleigh may turn on what the eighth defendant, who’s still at large, has been up to in Pakistan. There’s some new reporting on that angle in an excellent overview of the case published last week by the the Guardian, a leading newspaper in Great Britain.

Since the Guardian‘s piece appeared, the eighth man, Jude Kenan Mohammad, failed to appear for a scheduled September 5 court date in Pakistan on minor charges, according to ABC News.