Thursday, October 22, 2009

Feds Arrest Would-Be Massachusetts Terrorist

The 27-year-old pharmacist busted yesterday in connection with a terror investigation lived in the Boston suburbs with his parents--where they ran a daycare center:
The al-Qaeda reject busted by the feds yesterday is a tinhorn terrorist who lives at home with his parents in the suburbs and talked tough about attacks on shopping malls and government officials - even though he failed to make the cut at terror school and couldn’t find any guns to carry out his big plan, prosecutors said.
Federal authorities allege Tarek Mehanna was rebuffed at least three times as he sought terror training in Yemen, Iraq and Pakistan - including a rejection by the notorious Taliban, which cited his “lack of experience.”
Mehanna, a 27-year-old trained as a pharmacist, lives with his parents in Sudbury in a two-story home with a white picket fence, yet allegedly fancied himself as a jihadist bent on killing innocent Americans because they pay taxes to the government.
The Heritage Foundation says this arrest brings the latest number of known terrorist plots foiled since 9/11 to 27.