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