Skip to comments.Terrorist-Wannabe Plotted to Attack Shopping Malls, Soldiers in Iraq, and U.S. Politicians
Posted on 10/21/2009 5:34:27 PM PDT by Starman417
Via ABC News:
A pharmacy college graduate made a defiant appearance in federal court Wednesday, hours after being charged with conspiring with two other men in a terror plot to kill two prominent U.S. politicians and carry out a holy war by attacking shoppers in U.S. malls and American troops in Iraq.
Authorities say the men's plans in which they used code words like "peanut butter and jelly" for fighting in Somalia and "culinary school" for terrorist camps were thwarted in part when they could not find training and were unable to buy automatic weapons, authorities said.
Tarek Mehanna, 27, was arrested Wednesday morning at his parents' home in Sudbury, an upscale suburb 20 miles west of Boston, and appeared for a brief hearing later in the day. When ordered by the judge to stand to hear the charge against him, he refused. He finally did stand tossing his chair loudly to the floor only after his father urged him to do so.
"This really, really is a show," his father, Ahmed Mehanna, said afterward.
Uh...no. That would be balloon boy and his father. This is different...
When asked if he believed the charges against his son, he said, "No, definitely not."
Ah, yes... he's such a good boy, his family claimed when he was arrested last year:
Like clockwork, Mehanna's family defends him as a nice boy who just completed his graduate work to become a pharmacist. What his family may or may not know is that Mehanna goes by the online handle "Abu Sayaba" and runs the "Iskandari" website which is devoted to promoting the Salafi ideology.
This is like the 4th or 5th terror plot that's been disrupted in the past month and made public, isn't it?
While al Qaeda traditionally goes for the big and spectacular, just think what a series of smaller-scale terror attacks could achieve from terror cells and jihadist-wannabe, driven by Islamic hate, regardless of whether or not they are affiliated with al Qaeda. Malls, movie theaters, dance clubs, schools, buses...any public setting where people converge.
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My question is, how bad of a “terrorist” does one have to be to get turned down for overseas training? Is there a TSAT??
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