February 4, 2008, - 10:19 am

Is FBI Sabotaging the “Just Fireworks” Smiling Terrorists Case?

By Debbie Schlussel
I’ve written so many times on this site about how the FBI either bungles or deliberately sabotages so many cases involving domestic Islamic terrorism.
The latest is the case of Ahmed Abdellatif Sherif Mohamed and Youssef Samir Megahed, the smiling “Just Fireworks” terrorists. They were South Florida college students caught on an obscure highway in South Carolina close to a military base that houses “Enemy Combatants” and nuclear weapons.
As I reported then, FBI spokesman Richard Kolko claimed the case was not related to terrorism, even as his agents told the students’ neighbors they were, indeed, Islamic terrorists.
Now, it appears the FBI is sabotaging this case. AP reported:


Mohamed and Megahed:

FBI Bungles Case of Smiling “Just Fireworks” Terrorists

The FBI says two Egyptian college students arrested near the Navy weapons station at Goose Creek, South Carolina, last year were carrying low-grade fireworks as they claimed.
The FBI says the University of South Florida engineering students were not carrying dangerous explosives.
Twenty-six-year-old Ahmed Abdellatif Sherif Mohamed and 21-year-old Youssef Samir Megahed have been in jail since sheriff’s deputies found what they called bomb-making materials in their car during a traffic stop.
They were indicted on federal charges of transporting explosives illegally.
But an FBI report submitted to the court Wednesday in Tampa, Florida, by Megahed’s public defender says the items explode in tests.
U.S. attorney’s office spokesman Steve Cole would not talk about the filing Thursday.

I think we all know–as the prosecutors know–that these two were not only carrying pipe bombs, but they lied about what they were doing and gave a million different stories. We also know that they went to shooting ranges, were tied to another Muslim, Karim Moussaoui, who was engaged in a sham marriage and violated his student visa, and made videos posted on the internet on how to rig electronic toys as bombs.
Just fireworks? Maybe the FBI thinks so. But real law enforcement personnel–ie., those concerned about enforcing the law and protecting the public more than outreaching to Muslims–know otherwise.
These guys are terrorists, and their cargo when they were caught in the middle of the night on August 4, 2007, was not “just fireworks.”
Thank the Keystone Kops at the FBI, if this case goes down the drain, and these terrorists go free.

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6 Responses

If going to “shooting ranges” makes one a terrorist, then I guess I am also a terrorist.
We gotta quit using normal activities as part of our reasonings for identifying “bad” people. Most of the people drives trucks to the shooting range are not terrorist. People who carring pipe bombs near military bases is different.
If going to a “shooting range” makes one a bad person then half the people in our nation are “bad people”. Using this idenificatiohn in context of real terrorist simply cheapens the argument against the terrorists.
Other than that, I completely agree with your comments regarding these “alledged” terrorists.

Lawrence on February 4, 2008 at 12:25 pm

When the police responded to a fire at Ramsey Yousef’s bomb making apartment in the Philipenes, he told them the materials were just fireworks before he made his escape.
Must be taught in the Al Qaeda book of “Lies Allah Will Forgive You For”.
These guys are guilty as the day is long. Period.
You have covered this at lenghth as much as I have followed this story and there are MOUNTAINS of evidence that point to these guys being dirty. When I first read about this latest ‘excuse’ manufacured by the FBI I almost puked. It’s funny that it comes on the heels of CAIR’s statement that maybe they aren’t innocent after all.
We are our own worst enemy.

billyoblog on February 4, 2008 at 12:27 pm

I see hard times ahead for a while. When your own citizens don’t take their security seriously it spells BAD NEWS. It looks like the only way to wake people up is to endure another 9-11. It pains me to see this stuff every time I turn around. Close gitmo, civi rights for terrorists, don’t profile passengers on planes. I wish I had a house up north away from these low lifes our country allows to run free. It’s truly a shame.

samurai on February 4, 2008 at 12:51 pm

It’s not suprising, after all FBI stands for – FOREIGN BORN IDIOTS!

countywolf on February 4, 2008 at 1:16 pm

If you haven’t read “Shadow Warriors” yet by Ken Timmerman, read it and then you will have something to projectile vomit over. This book is life altering, as it really connects the dots in way that will leave you sickened. The only conclusion I can come to on matters like this one and other cases that Debbie is chronicling is this: Stupidity and incompetence doesn’t explain any of it – key people in the FBI, CIA & State Dept. are either on the take for mega-bucks and/or it is ideological Bush Derangement Syndrome. Frankly this has been going on too long to believe it is only the latter.

Sioux on February 4, 2008 at 1:55 pm

*It’s not suprising, after all FBI stands for – FOREIGN BORN IDIOTS!*
That is definitely true. Go to the “jobs” section of the FBI, State Department, or CIA and you’ll see who they are targeting most of the positions for–foreign born “Americans,” many of whom seem hardly assimilated and not loyal to our country. Many of these are Muslims.

Gabe on February 4, 2008 at 3:40 pm

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