Note: The following post is a quote:
Mass. terror suspect taught kids at Muslim school
ap ^ | Oct 21,2009 | By DENISE LAVOIE
Posted on October 21, 2009 3:58:30 PM PDT by Flavius
The Massachusetts man charged with conspiring in a terror plot has been a middle school math and religion teacher at a Muslim school in Worcester.
Colleagues at the Alhuda Academy say they cannot believe the allegations against Tarek Mehanna (TEH’-rek meh-HAH’-nah), who was arrested Wednesday and charged in conspiring to support terrorism. They say he was a sweet guy and loved by his students.
But prosecutors say Mehanna and his associates sought training at terrorist camps and discussed plans to target U.S. troops in Iraq and two politicians and to randomly shoot shoppers at U.S. malls.
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Ah, OK, I didn’t read your post before my comment. I was wondering if it was the Alhuda Academy.
“Terror suspect a pharmacist, son of a professor”
By Jessica Van Sack and Laura Crimaldi
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - Updated 5d 14h ago
SNIPPET: “A spokesman for the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Michael Ratty, confirmed Mehanna graduated from the school in 2008 with a doctorate in pharmacy. He also confirmed the suspects father is a professor at the school.
He also maintains a blog at iskandrani.wordpress.com, where he posts English translations of Web pages devoted to influential jihad advocates and spiritual patrons in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to an arrest affidavit. His online blog identity is Abu Sabaaya.”
“In Mehannas Sudbury neighborhood, the terrorism suspect was described as a polite man who often cut his parents lawn and had worked with one of his neighbors as a pharmacy intern at a Walgreens in Marlboro.”
Dr. Mehanna is one of the kindest, said the woman, who did not want to be identified.
SNIPPET: “Neighbors said the family is from Egypt.”