November 08, 2011
Dumb: Working for al Qaeda in Boston
Dumber: Working for AQ in Boston Knowing You're Being Watched
The trial of Tarek Mehanna just gets funnier and funnier. The al Qaeda propagandist and one-time blogger suspected he was being watched by the FBI and that one of his friends was informing on him .... yet, he kept translating materials for al Qaeda in Iraq:
After being approached by FBI agents investigating his activities, alleged terror supporter Tarek Mehanna in 2006 apparently began to suspect that one of his friends was a government informant, an agent testified today at Mehanna’s trial in federal court....Mehanna's lawyers still insist that working directly for al Qaeda constitutes "free speech".
“You never know with these things,” Mehanna wrote to his friend in May 2006, according to the testimony of FBI agent Christian Fierabend, who read from a transcript of the Internet chats.
“Remember, I’m being watched,” Mehanna said, according to Fierabend.