April 3, 2009, - 6:59 pm

MORONS: Jurors Find Terrorist Youssef Megahed NOT GUILTY; Told Ya So (Sadly); Will Get U.S. Citizenship

By Debbie Schlussel
I told you so. I warned you. I said this jury, with a guy whose son-in-law is Muslim, would find Youssef Megahed not guilty for carrying pipe bombs in the back of the car in which he was traveling apparently toward New York for a terrorist attack, early the next morning (not on the military base as people originally thought and the prosecutor still maintained). I also told you that the prosecution deliberately left out a ton of evidence that proved these guys–Megahed and his friend Ahmed Mohamed–were terrorists and conspirators, both of them. And I told you about the extremist makeover his he gave himself, dumping his radical Islamic facial hair.
And, sadly, I was right. Sorry to say, but most terrorism juries in America are made up of morons. The kind O.J. Simpson had in his criminal murder trial.
Now, he’ll get to become a U.S. citizen. The whole Islamic world is laughing at us. America simply doesn’t have the guts or the collective common sense to survive.

Nearly 20 months after he was first thrust into the national spotlight as a potential terrorist, Youssef Megahed gave a serene smile when a federal jury acquitted him this afternoon of federal explosives charges.

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[He] said he now plans to complete his studies. . . .
Although Megahed never explicitly faced a terrorism charge, federal prosecutors said the case was implicitly about terrorism. Codefendant Ahmed Mohamed pleaded guilty to helping terrorists and is serving 15 years in federal prison for posting on YouTube a video in which he demonstrated how to use a remote-controlled toy to detonate a bomb.
Megahed and Mohamed are both from Egypt; Megahed is a legal, permanent resident, who has been in this country with his family since he was 11; Mohamed had been here on a student visa for about six months when the pair were first arrested Aug. 4, 2007. . . .
Jurors, who deliberated about 22 hours over four days, struggled with just how much responsibility to attribute to Megahed. Late this morning, they sent a question to the judge: “Does a guilty verdict require a finding that the defendant was a knowing and willful participant in the crime, or is a finding of knowledge that a crime was being committed sufficient?” . . .
After the verdict, Samir Megahed shook the hands of at least one of the prosecutors and an FBI agent. . . . Samir then brought his son to shake the judge’s hand.
“I hope he does well from here on out,” Merryday said.

DumbAss.
Here’s what the Megahed family is really thinking:
Alhamdillullah [praise allah], Americans are stupid idiots.

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Ironically, since we’re talking about immigration and terrorism today, there are three easy ways to become a U.S. citizen:
1 – Make sure you’re caught in the battlefield by the U.S. military. You will be labeled as “misguided individual” by the U.S. government. You will be transported to America where you will go through a mocked trial in a civil court. Then once acquitted, the U.S. government will provide you with money and housing so you can start your life as a U.S. citizen. See? Plotting to destroy America has never been so easy. Even Bin Laden didn’t think about it.
2 – Move to America on a student visa. Make sure you get caught plotting to bomb a nightclub or a ballpark. You will go through a mock trial where you will be acquitted. Then you will be issued an apology by the U.S. government in the form of monetary value and a permanent stay in the U.S. where you can actually execute your plot to destroy America without worrying about another trial, since you know well that you can’t be tried again for the same crime once acquitted. It’s called: double jeopardy.
3 – Walk through the open borders, North or South.

Independent Conservative on April 3, 2009 at 7:30 pm

April Fools?

barrypopik on April 3, 2009 at 7:43 pm

Megahed was a Muslim with sugar bombs aka smoke bombs. That’s about all that was proven.
Oh the damage he would’ve done to New York City.

Middleman on April 3, 2009 at 7:53 pm

“April Fools?”
barrypopik,
No, the American people are the only genuine fools you can find in this world.
You can’t imagine how it feels living and dealing with idiots on a day-to-day basis, online and in the real world, in America.

Independent Conservative on April 3, 2009 at 7:55 pm

“Prosecutors argued they could be easily modified – in combination with a partially filled gasoline can and safety fuse found in the trunk – to become dangerous. . . .”
Anything combined with a gas can, fuse and a match could be dangerous. This case was weak.

Middleman on April 3, 2009 at 7:56 pm

Middleman
Now that this Muslim terrorist has been acquitted, instead of using “low explosives,” he can use the more destructive ones and praise Allah for murdering innocent people with the help of the American fools who didn’t want to hurt his feelings in court.

Independent Conservative on April 3, 2009 at 8:01 pm

IC:
In America, we need evidence to convict. The Feds had scant evidence. Don’t blame the jury.

Middleman on April 3, 2009 at 8:23 pm

I was actually wondering the same thing a number of times after the OJ acquittal; that being why in the hell didn’t some really righteous SOB, just shoot the perp? Why do these people go free with no sanctions?

fgmorley on April 3, 2009 at 8:27 pm

In America, the only evidence required to stop the Muslim terrorists is to have the blood of the innocent shed on the streets. Even then, I’m sure the stupid American people will find good excuses to acquit those want to behead them.
Again, you don’t need hard evidence to prove that a terrorist is a terrorist. Only in America you need chopped heads to prove it.
That’s what makes America the Greatest Stupidest nation on earth.

Independent Conservative on April 3, 2009 at 8:31 pm

I’m not surprised. The War On Terror is histoire and he looked like a nice guy with that funny sound surname. So was Mohammed Atta. Are the Feds serious about putting Islamic terrorists behind bars? Sadly, not. And they’re probably relieved they lost the Mehaged case.

NormanF on April 3, 2009 at 8:37 pm

You were indeed right, Debbie. There is no reason to be optimistic about the future of our country. Slowly, inexorably, we are digging our own collective grave.

commonsense on April 3, 2009 at 8:55 pm

Independent Conservative:
Unlike you, I don’t disparage America. Love it or leave it, son.

Middleman on April 3, 2009 at 9:37 pm

Notice:
he said, “No, not really. I was expecting a not guilty. The government did not prove anything in its day in court.”
he didn’t say he was innocent, just that the government didn’t do it’s job and prove he is guilty.
So Debbie was right, yet again. Congrats.

ender on April 3, 2009 at 10:02 pm

Americans are naive idealists. Sooner or later, one of these jihadis is going to succeed. I’m fearful that even another attack on the homeland, in which thousands are killed, will still not be enough to shake these blind children of the notion that if you treat everyone kindly and play fair, you can overcome all the evil in the hearts of men.

Kalifornia Kafir on April 3, 2009 at 11:17 pm

Why all the fuss? Once and for all. The fate of a terrorist should not be in a jury’s, prosecutors or judges hands. PERIOD.
A terrorist should be skinned and let loose in the dessert.
A simple and easy fact.

Daniel on April 4, 2009 at 12:44 am

Only a matter of time before ‘citizen vigilantes’ form to take back this country. Count me in when it begins.

VBurckard on April 4, 2009 at 8:44 am

You know Deb has you running when you have to resort to personal attacks, rather than facts.

vladdy on April 4, 2009 at 2:19 pm

13 MartyrsÖyou’re asking all the wrong questions.
WHAT FIRST LADY of the world’s most powerful country wears clothing that details her labia. Only Michelle Obama. The ghetto has arrived in Washington. I can’t believe her “handlers” would recommend any of that. She seems to make a lifestyle of ill-fitting clothing because of course, Michelle knows it all. Michelle knows best.
HillaryÖHILLARY! if you’re listeningÖyou look pretty good right now!
Hillary, I swallow when I say hisÖcome back! All. Is. Forgiven!!
Canadians used to cringe at every Margaret Trudeau stupidity, never knowing when that stooge would once again embarrass us on the world stage.
Apparentlyóyou’re ok with Ms Obama’s horrendous, ludicrous missteps.
Do you have any idea how she looks to the Indians or the Chinese? Or anybody with a sense of propriety?
Try telling your daughter she can’t go out looking like that, when she tells you, “Öbut Michelle Obama does”.
Oh well, some people can’t connect the dots.
Damn pagans.
Debbie works hard at her journalism. And she’s sick of being ripped off by established media types who didn’t work or develop the story.
Man, you don’t see clearly at all.

The Canadien on April 4, 2009 at 2:39 pm

I can’t say it to often. B. Hussein and his cohorts has done more to destroy these United States in a little over 2 1/2 months than has been done in a little over 2 1/2 centuries. The only one of his sheeple that will see what they did will be the one standing alone when this wolf in sheep’s clothing comes to eat him.

Bob A. on April 4, 2009 at 8:02 pm

just think how America has changed since the last major muslim attack on America:
muslim student visa’s have increased a hundred fold.
mass muslim immigration to America.
A hamas supporting, openly muslim elected to the Senate.
More cities have the muslim call to prayer being played over their streets.
Honor killing is now an American problem.
people are supporting sharia law in America.
American taxpayers are going to give hamas about a billion dollars.
In the land of free speech the media and the government wont use the words “islam”, “muslim” or “terrorist” in the same paragraph, let alone sentence.
American law enforcement is being investigated for doing their jobs.
Store clerks wont sell you pork.
there is more, so much more.
So just think, when the next attack occurs, America will finish rolling over and we will all just become muslims, instead of standing up and defending our way of life. I can’t believe how much we have given up to be PC or to make the muslims happy so they wont strap on a bomb.
on the good side, the unemployment rate will go down because all our women will be in burkas and not allowed to work or drive.
It is long past the time to say “enough is enough”, this is America, we have a Constitution and if you don’t like it, Leave.

ender on April 4, 2009 at 9:10 pm

A jury in this country is about as sharp as a spoon. Just identify your defendant as a victim of society or victim of America and the fools will let you free.

californiascreaming on April 4, 2009 at 9:55 pm

This is a fascinating story. Since Friday, I’ve had a chance to read more. Here’s an interesting recap of jury deliberations:
http://www.tampabay.com/news/courts/criminal/article989616.ece
The real hero here is 20-year Air Force vet John Calder who put reason before emotion. God bless this man, as a poster on the attached story eloquently said: “Honorably, a 20 year military vet saw to it that the American ideals he fought for had real meaning, even to a stranger.”
There were no dangerous explosives in that trunk.
We live in a great country, and our justice system is the best in the world, as this terrific story illustrates.
God bless America.
[M: YES, IT'S REAL HEROIC TO LET THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE A MUSLIM SON-IN-LAW--AS THE IDIOTIC JOHN CALDER DOES--CLOUD YOUR JUDGMENT AND LET A TERRORIST GO FREE. WOW, A NEW SUPERMAN. DS]

Middleman on April 5, 2009 at 12:39 pm

The jury question seems to skew toward motive vs fact. Motive, the liberal mantra. Just ask Bill Ayers. Another domestic terrorist. “We were building bombs with nails but didn’t mean to hurt anybody.” Got it and the jury here gave it away. If you’re only looking for the good in someone by being blind to their faults or facts, you don’t belong in jury duty. Sadly, you called it Debbie. Let us know more of those unused facts.

FeFe on April 5, 2009 at 1:48 pm

Prepare for the worse. The libs have taken over and the jihadist are aware of it. The war on terror should morph into a “take no prisoners” situation. Only way to win is to rid our nation of these guys.

samurai on April 5, 2009 at 6:12 pm

[... the judge said it wasn't enough that Megahed knew about a crime. He had to participate to be guilty.]- From the article in the link provided by Middleman.
This can’t be right, can it? I know I asked this same question the other day, but it still bothers me. If I know someone is about to blow up a school full of children and I do nothing about it am I legally blameless? If these guys had not been caught and even if only the one guy had managed to kill some people with the explosives would Youssef Megahed not be guilty?
How can this be?

i_am_me on April 6, 2009 at 12:06 am

The Juror,John Calder should be prosecuted for Jury Tampering, IMHO, after what he did in that jury room or there should have been a mis-trial.
BTW Middleman since when are pipe bombs not dangerous explosives? You do not use pipe to make a smoke bomb or fireworks.
What planet have you been living on where you praise a traitor for illegally disrupting and tampering with a jury and then say pipe bombs are not dangerous.

ScottyDog on April 6, 2009 at 2:21 pm

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