Skip to comments.Feds Used Ruse in Terror Case
Posted on 09/25/2007 7:41:17 PM PDT by STARWISE
Investigators used a ruse to question a man later charged with aiding terrorists, an FBI agent testified Tuesday at a hearing over admissibility of the conversation and a search of the defendant's luggage.
FBI agent Michael Scherck said he and another law enforcement officer approached Ehsanul Sadequee as he got off a flight from Atlanta to New York on Aug. 18, 2005, and told him they wanted to talk to him about passenger complaints that he had acted suspiciously on the plane.
Scherck said that in fact there were no complaints, but investigators wanted biographical information from Sadequee as part of a terrorism probe involving him.
After Sadequee and co-defendant Syed Ahmed were arrested a year later, prosecutors alleged in court papers that the two young men had traveled to Canada to meet with Islamic extremists to discuss "strategic locations in the United States suitable for a terrorist strike."
Inside the lining of the bag, agents found two CDs, maps of Washington, D.C., and Fairfax, Va., and some scraps of paper with writing on them, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Kevin Heerlein testified at the hearing.
Ahmed and Sadequee, both U.S. citizens, are accused of undergoing training to carry out a "violent jihad" against civilian and government targets, including an air base in suburban Atlanta.
Authorities say the men wanted to plan attacks for "defense of Muslims or retaliation for acts committed against Muslims." They have pleaded not guilty to a July 19, 2006, indictment charging them with providing material support to terrorists and related conspiracy counts. No trial date has been set.
Ahmed, born in Pakistan, was a Georgia Tech student at the time of his arrest. Sadequee, born in Virginia of Bangladeshi descent, has relatives in the Atlanta area.
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Braindead press ~~PING!
Law enforcement officers using a ruse (or a lie) to catch a criminal.
Only a suprise to anyone that’s never watched “Law And Order”!
"Ah . . . the old 'there's been a complaint' trick!"
It would be much more civil to wait until after they kill Americans before arresting them.
Oh no! Not a ruse! That is just so unfair. Make them apologize.
Shocking! What’s next, profiling young Muslim males? The Bush adminstration just keeps trampling civil rights.
A “ruse” is just one of the tools in the investigator’s tool kit...can be used as long as it is used in a lawful manner.
This headline sucks.
Anyway, THANK YOU STARWISE for the ping.
When Hillary is President the headline will read “Feds Used Brilliant Ruse in Terror Case”.
Shades of Ft. Dix.
Laughing in spite of myself and saying, “Of course.”
Yes, but unique in it’s own way, or maybe, not unique at all because it’s jihad — another day.