Another “Student” Arrested in Goose Creek Case

Saturday, December 15th, 2007 11:05 am by Neal

There’s been a third arrest in the Goose Creek terrorist incident involving Middle-Eastern, Muslim students from the University of South Florida. The latest student arrested, Karim Moussaou, is a Moroccan who is charged with a weapons violation: USF Explosives Case Leads To 3rd Student’s Arrest.

TAMPA – Two days before he was to graduate, a University of South Florida student was arrested Thursday on a weapons charge in connection with a case against two other students accused of transporting explosives.

Karim Moussaoui, 28, went to a shooting range with the two other students, Youssef Megahed and Ahmed Mohamed, on July 11, according to a complaint filed in U.S. District Court. Moussaoui told the FBI he took pictures and didn’t fire any weapons, the complaint states.

Mohamed, 26, and Megahed, 21, both Egyptian nationals, were arrested in South Carolina on Aug. 4 and charged with having explosives in their car. Mohamed later was accused of trying to help terrorists by posting on the Internet a video in which he showed how to use a remote-controlled toy as a bomb detonator.

According to the complaint against Moussaoui, Megahed signed a membership agreement and rented a Glock 17, a 9 mm handgun, on July 11 at the Shoot Straight Gun and Archery Range at 3909 N. U.S. 301.

Moussaoui and others are shown entering the range eight days later on a surveillance video that Shoot Straight provided to the FBI, according to the complaint. Agents searching a computer found in Megahed’s home found pictures of Moussaoui “standing at a firing lane possessing a shoulder-fired weapon and wearing the type of hearing protection shooters use at a shooting range.”

Federal authorities have charged the international student with “possession or receiving of a firearm by a person admitted to the United States under a non-immigrant visa.” The charge carries a maximum of 10 years in federal prison.

“We’ve known since the summer they were interested in this person,” said USF spokesman Ken Gullette, referring to Moussaoui.

Moussaoui is from Morocco and has been living in a campus residence hall and studying computer engineering, Gullette said. He was scheduled to receive his undergraduate degree Saturday.

(hat tip: LGF)


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