Massachusetts: Muslim Immigrant from Egypt Convicted of Supporting al-Qaeda
Here’s an update to this story on the ‘peanut butter and jelly’ jihadist. Not only has Tarek Mehanna been convicted, we’re now learning that he’s a full-fledged doctor, having obtained his degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Yet another nail in the coffin to the liberal lie that poverty and lack of education are the root cause of Islamic terrorism …
Prosecutors alleged that Tarek Mehanna, who hails from the Boston suburb of Sudbury, travelled to Yemen in 2004 seeking terrorism training, Xinhua reported.
Mehanna, an Egyptian descent, has been held without bail since he was indicted on terrorism charges in November 2009.
The 29-year-old had a doctorate degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
After failing to get training there, he returned to the US and started distributing propaganda materials of Al Qaeda.
Defence lawyers argued that Mehanna did not provide support to Al Qaeda but was expressing his own views in opposition to US foreign policy, particularly to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
But a number of Mehanna’s former friends testified against him that he had promoted extreme ideology, endorsed the Sep 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.” Read more.