June 21, 2010

Internet Jihadi Charged With Aiding al Qaeda

Longtime internet jihadi Tarek Mehanna from suburban Boston had the federal indictment against him amended last week to include one charge of "conspiring to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, namely Al Qaeda." His accomplice, Ahmad Abousamra, is still on the lam -- presumably in Syria -- but his indictment was also amended to include the material support to al Qaeda charge.

Mehanna spent years promoting violent jihad through his "Iskandri" blog" under the pen name Abu Sayaba" and worked behind the scenes with the terrorist translating department of the well known at Tibyan publications.

The charge is yet another indication that internet jihadis are often dangerous and should be taken seriously.

Related:

Muslim Blogger Arrested in Boston?
Arrested Blogger Identified: Tarek Mehanna
Blogger Terek Mehanna Arrested AGAIN!
More About Tarek Mehanna's Online Jihad
Boston Blogger Assisted al Qaeda in Iraq
Boston Area Imam Mentored Two Aspiring Terrorists
Just Another ‘Typical American Kid’ with Terror Aspirations
Witness In Terrorism Case Sentenced To Probation
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NY Muslims: I Love Osama bin Laden & I'm Friends with Terrorists
How Sweet: Indicted Terrorist Writes Known NYC Terror Supporter a Love Letter
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By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:49 PM | Comments |