“Naïve Students” Theory Unravels

Sunday, September 2nd, 2007 10:39 am by Neal
Ahmed Abdellatif Sherif Mohamed

In the developing saga of the two Florida “students” arrested in South Carolina for possession of explosives, new information makes it clear that this is not a case of lost, naïve students vacationing at the beach — the version of events as characterized by CAIR and it’s Tampa spokesman Ahmed Bedier. Little Green Footballs has this video of Bedier claiming the two students are “victims.”

The latest news reveals that the 24-year old engineering graduate student and teaching assistant, Ahmed Abdellatif Sherif Mohamed, has a history of terrorist-related activities.

The Investigative Project on Terrorism has this story, “Indicted USF Student has Terror Past in Egypt” which notes

Ahmed Abdellatif Sherif Mohamed, 24, an engineering graduate student and teaching assistant at the Tampa-based university, faces terrorism charges for teaching and demonstrating how to use the explosives.

According to officials familiar with the case, Mohamed has been arrested previously in Egypt on terrorism-related charges. He is said to have produced an Internet video showing how to build a remote-controlled car bomb.

Mohamed and Youssef Samir Megahed, 21, also an engineering student, were stopped for speeding Aug. 4 in Goose Creek, S.C., where they have been held on state charges. Police found pipe bombs in their car near a Navy base in South Carolina where enemy combatants have been held. They have been held in a South Carolina jail while the FBI continued to investigate whether there was a terrorism link.

The men reportedly made police officer suspicious during a traffic stop when one of them tried to quickly put away a laptop computer. The computer was seized.

Whatever these two had planned, it’s now clear that this is not a case of lost, innocent students being “victimized.” Again, kudos to the local officials who made the initial arrest and to the state and federal law enforcement officials who are doggedly pursuing it.



Indictments for the pipe-bomb-packing “students”
Update on Pipe-Bomb-Packing Students
Truth or CAIR?

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