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  • Terrorist 007, Exposed

    03/26/2006 5:13:04 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 181 replies · 4,911+ views
    WAPO ^ | 03/26/06 | Rita Katz and Michael Kern
    <p>For almost two years, intelligence services around the world tried to uncover the identity of an Internet hacker who had become a key conduit for al-Qaeda. The savvy, English-speaking, presumably young webmaster taunted his pursuers, calling himself Irhabi -- Terrorist -- 007. He hacked into American university computers, propagandized for the Iraq insurgents led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and taught other online jihadists how to wield their computers for the cause.</p>
  • FBI Seeks Assistance in Locating Wanted Fugitive Ahmad Abousamra

    10/04/2012 12:41:54 AM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies
    FBI - Boston - Press Release ^ | October 3, 2012 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.fbi.gov/boston/press-releases/2012/fbi-seeks-assistance-in-locating-wanted-fugitive-ahmad-abousamra FBI Seeks Assistance in Locating Wanted Fugitive Ahmad Abousamra $50,000 Reward is Being Offered for Information Leading to His Arrest FBI Boston October 03, 2012 BOSTON—FBI Boston Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers announced today that the FBI is seeking the public’s assistance to locate wanted terrorist Ahmad Abousamra, a U.S. citizen from Mansfield, Massachusetts who left the United States in 2006. He may be living in Aleppo, Syria, with his wife, at least one child (a daughter), and extended family. A reward of up to $50,000 is being offered for information...
  • Sudbury terror sympathizer Mehanna sentenced to 17 years

    04/12/2012 10:38:25 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 5 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 4/12/12 | Laurel Sweet
    Convicted al-Qaeda sympathizer Tarek Mehanna this morning was sentenced in federal court in Boston to 17 1/2 years in prison for conspiring with terrorists in a failed plot to murder U.S. soldiers in Iraq. A crowd of ardent supporters in the courtroom gave him a standing ovation after he was given the 210-month sentence. The 29-year-old Sudbury pharmacist also was given seven years supervised release Federal prosecutors said yesterday Mehanna deserved to spend the next 25 years in prison for being that “rare individual who both attempted to engage in violent actions himself and also worked to recruit others to...
  • Tarek Mehanna Guilty! Devout Muslim Found Guilty Of Conspiring Against US

    12/20/2011 10:57:49 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 12/20/11 | Pamela Geller
    Mehanna's attorneys portrayed him as an aspiring scholar of Islam who traveled to Yemen to look for religious schools, not to get terrorist training. They said his translation and distribution of controversial publications was free speech protected by the First Amendment. Prosecutors focused on hundreds of online chats on Mehanna's computer in which they said he and his friends talked about their desire to participate in jihad, or holy war. Tarek Mehanna found guilty on terror-related charges; prosecutors say he conspired to receive training at a terrorist camp. Terror Suspect Found Guilty Of Conspiring Against US Prosecutors: Man Conspired To...
  • Tarek Mehanna guilty on all counts

    12/20/2011 8:48:42 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 20, 2011 | Laurel J. Sweet
    Sudbury’s Tarek Mehanna, who wanted to join al-Qaeda and kill American soldiers, was found guilty on all counts today by a federal jury in Boston as his mother and supporters wailed in court. The 29-year-old Mehanna appeared relaxed, his hands in his pockets, even after the guilty verdicts were announced this morning in U.S. District Court
  • Sudbury terror suspect wraps himself in Constitution

    10/27/2011 1:18:22 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 7 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 10/27/11 | Laurel Sweet
    Amid extraordinary security, the Constitution was placed on trial this afternoon alongside an American-born Muslim of privilege as lawyers for Tarek Mehanna argued the religious and political beliefs of the accused terrorist — while perhaps treason to some — are “what make America so great, so strong, so free.” “We’re not afraid of what other people say. At least, we’re not supposed to be,” defense attorney J.W. Carney Jr. said of Mehanna, 29, a Sudbury pharmacist federal prosecutors today told jurors was maturing into an increasingly prolific mouthpiece for al-Qaeda and its late leader Osama bin Laden. Mehanna, assistant U.S....
  • Good News: 'Occupy Boston' Holds Rally for Accused Terrorist

    10/10/2011 1:10:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2011 | Guy Benson
    The 'occupy' mob's organizational incoherence and moral bankruptcy continues apace:   The downtown protest group Occupy Boston threw its proverbial doors open yesterday, and played host to supporters of accused terrorist Terak Mehanna, who are looking to raise awareness of the Sudbury man’s upcoming trial.  The Tarek Mehanna Support Committee came to Occupy Boston’s ever-evolving tent city on the Rose Kennedy Greenway to say Mehanna, a Muslim American pharmacist, is a victim of anti-Muslim sentiment.  Occupy Boston hosted the pro-Mehanna rally, but, officially, the leaderless group doesn’t have a position on the case. Say, who is this innocent "victim of...
  • Superseding Indictment Charges Two Men with Conspiring to Provide Material Support to...

    06/21/2010 1:18:29 AM PDT · by Cindy · 32 replies · 1+ views
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Superseding Indictment Charges Two Men with Conspiring to Provide Material Support to a Designated Foreign Terrorist Organization BOSTON, MA—Two men were charged today in a superseding indictment with one count each of conspiring to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Warren T. Bamford, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Boston Field Division, announced today that TAREK MEHANNA, 27, of Sudbury, Massachusetts, and AHMAD ABOUSAMRA, 28, who currently resides in Syria, were charged in a superseding indictment with one...
  • TERRORISM and COUNTERTERRORISM: News, INFORMATION & Analysis

    03/03/2010 9:47:40 PM PST · by Velveeta · 532 replies · 5,882+ views
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  • NO BAIL FOR ALLEGED SUDBURY TERROR PLOTTER

    11/22/2009 1:10:44 AM PST · by Cindy · 24 replies · 698+ views
    BOSTON.com - BOSTON GLOBE ^ | November 18, 2009, 05:46 pm | y Shelley Murphy and Martin Finucane
    SNIPPET: "Prosecutors allege that Mehanna, 27, and a second man, Ahmad Abousamra, 28, formerly of Mansfield, tried to join a terrorist training camp overseas, but were rejected, then plotted to shoot shoppers at a suburban mall, but scrapped the plan because they could not get automatic weapons. They are also accused of plotting to kill two unidentified government officials. Mehanna also allegedly incited violence by translating pro-jihad materials from Arabic to English and posting them on the Web."
  • US Muslim Terrorist Who Planned ‘Mall Murders’ Was a Teacher

    10/23/2009 2:39:34 AM PDT · by Tigen · 21 replies · 1,081+ views
    INN ^ | 10/22/09 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    (IsraelNN.com) The arrest of a Massachusetts teacher of religion in a Muslim school for planning mass murders at malls and targeting American soldiers overseas has caused shock throughout the US. The suspect, an Egyptian-American named Tarek Mehanna, was arraigned in court Wednesday. He was arrested and charged last year for lying about his ties with Daniel Maldonado, a Muslim convert who wanted to join al-Qaeda in Somalia. Prosecutors said that Mehanna also intended to kill, maim or kidnap two senior executives in the White House, both of whom no longer are in office.
  • Feds: Sudbury man planned terror attacks on malls

    10/21/2009 1:58:09 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 51 replies · 2,831+ views
    My Fox Boston ^ | 10/21/09 | Mike Levine
    BOSTON - A pharmacy college graduate conspired with two other men on 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, prosecutors said Wednesday. But their plans — in which the men 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 worked with the men from 2001 to May 2008 on the...
  • Terrorism arrest in Boston... Developing...

    10/21/2009 6:02:06 AM PDT · by MikeJ · 58 replies · 3,515+ views
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  • More about Tarek Mehanna: Jihadi poet who "didn't go to Yemen to graze goats."

    10/21/2009 5:58:19 PM PDT · by Dinah Lord · 1 replies · 405+ views
    Dinah Lord ^ | October 21, 2009 | Dinah Lord
    Well, this afternoon I read the criminal search warrant and affidavit and the criminal complaint filed on Tarek Mehanna today (So you wouldn't have to, my possums.) I kept Mr. Mehanna's attorney's admonishment to remember that his client was innocent until proven guilty. I also know that the government is required to prove its allegations in open court. Several things popped out at me.
  • Terrorist-Wannabe Plotted to Attack Shopping Malls, Soldiers in Iraq, and U.S. Politicians

    10/21/2009 5:34:27 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies · 779+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-21-09 | Wordsmith
    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....
  • Somalis in U.S. draw FBI attention

    12/29/2008 3:43:22 AM PST · by Cindy · 141 replies · 4,105+ views
    WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | nday, December 29, 2008 | Sara A. Carter
    Somalis in U.S. draw FBI attention War at home seen as lure The FBI is expanding contacts with Somali immigrant communities in the U.S., especially in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, fearing that terrorists are recruiting young men for suicide missions in their homeland. FBI Special Agent E.K. Wilson, spokesman for the Twin Cities FBI field office, described the effort as community outreach. Many members of the Somali community are concerned over disappearances, he said.
  • Somalis Leaving U.S. for Jihad

    12/12/2008 3:57:22 AM PST · by Cindy · 157 replies · 3,859+ views
    PAJAMAS MEDIA via FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com ^ | December 12, 2008 | Patrick Poole
    Pajamas Media | Friday, December 12, 2008 The funeral for Shirwa Ahmed last week in Burnsville, Minnesota, punctuated a growing national security threat metastasizing inside the U.S. — one Homeland Security and law enforcement authorities have quickly taken note of. Ahmed, who killed himself in a suicide bombing attack in Somalia in October, is just one of up to 40 men from the Twin Cities area who have disappeared and are feared to have returned to their homeland for training with the al-Shabaab terrorist group to wage jihad. The FBI is investigating similar disappearances in other major Somali communities in...
  • ANOTHER CYBERSPACE/MEATSPACE CONVERGENCE

    11/12/2008 3:53:13 PM PST · by Cindy · 16 replies · 567+ views
    INTERNET HAGANAH ^ | November 12, 2008 | INTERNET HAGANAH
    SNIPPET: "Rusty Shackelford, PhD., credits Samir Khan with the first report of the arrest of Abu Sayaba, proprietor of the "iskandrani" blog, by the FBI in Boston. This corresponds to the arrest of Tarek Mehanna, age 26, on charges of lying to FBI agents when questioned two years ago about his friend and now-convicted terrorist Daniel Joseph Maldonado. Mehanna was about to leave the USA for Saudi Arabia, which evidently prompted the unsealing of his indictment." (Read More...)
  • Houston man gets 10 years for al-Qaida training

    07/20/2007 7:14:46 PM PDT · by Dubya · 5 replies · 1,224+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 20, 2007 | CINDY GEORGE
    Daniel Joseph Maldonado, a former Houston resident who convereted to Islam and admitted training with terrorists, was sentenced today to 10 years in prison and given a $1,000 fine. Maldonado, 28, pleaded guilty in April to training with al-Qaida in East Africa. He is the first American charged with joining the terrorist organization in Somalia. The charge carried a maximum prison sentence of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000. He admitted his association with terrorists in exchange for no further prosecution by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Houston. Maldonado came to the attention of federal investigators in late...