July 13, 2010

Robbing banks? Not smart. (Especially When You're Under Surveillance for Terrorism -- Bumped/Updated)

***Bumped and Sticky Because You Won't Find this Anywhere Else***

Displaying a firearm and assaulting bank tellers in the commission of the robbery?

A very bad idea.

Doing all that when you're the target of a terrorism investigation who just happens to have previously lived in Charlotte, NC and attended college there - Charlotte being the [former?] home of al-Qaida's own Samir Khan?

F*cking stupid.

Aaron has details at sofir.org.

UPDATE by Rusty: Let me just add something to Aaron's analysis from the unsealed indictment against Mustafa Naushad and his two bank robbing buddies. Aaron has the indictment posted, see the link at the bottom of this page.

Why is it that we believe that Naushad is connected to terrorism? And that the bank robbery may have been connected to terror?

As part of an unrelated investigation, the FBI has installed and used a tracking device on a ... [vehicle] ... which is registered to Mustafa....

In addition, FBI agents have conducted many months of physical and video surveillance on Naushad's residence

A suspect in an "unrelated investigation"? I wonder what kind of investigation that was?

A credible witness claims that Naushad was arrested at his parents' home in Charlotte by the Joint Terrorism Task Force.

Seems kind of odd, if this was just a simple bank robbery.

Expect follow up posts or updates.

By Hetz Shahor at 11:24 PM | Comments |