Feds: Sudbury Man Tariq Mehanna Planned Terrorist Attacks At Shopping Malls in Boston Area, He Links to Blogger Samir Khan In Charlotte NC.
10/21/09, BOSTON HERLAD….A 27-year-old man from Sudbury has been arrested on charges he planned terrorism attacks inside and outside the United States, including a plot to use automatic weapons to open fire at shoppers and emergency responders in shopping mall attacks, federal prosecutors said today.
Tarek Mehanna, of 6 Fairhaven Circle, is accused of conspiring with Ahmad Abousamra and others to obtain the automatic weapons needed to carry out a mall ambush in which they planned to open fire at random, said Acting U.S. Attorney Michael K. Loucks.
The plot included plans to fire at emergency responders, but was abandoned because the men could not obtain the weapons, authorities said. Prosecutors also allege the men discussed participating in violent Jihad against American interests and their desire to die on the “battlefield, more from this source……………..
The Boston Herald article doesn’t mention that Tariq Mehanna is blogger Abu Sayaba, who runs the ‘Iskandari’ blog which posts English language translations of classical Islamic texts in support of violent jihad. And warns Muslim men that women are forbidden, especially “women of this country.” Samir Khan of North Carolina, a violent jihad supporter, wrote about the arrest on his blog. Samir Khan operates InshallahShaheed, an openly pro-jihad, pro-Osama website.
Quote: “We have been informed from our brothers that are good friends with Abu Sabaya, that he was recently arrested in the Boston airport. He was on his way to his new hospital job to a Muslim Country when the FBI arrested him.”
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From an email written by Tariq’s brother Tamer
as-Salaam 3laikum wa Rahmatullah
I hope this message finds you all in the best health, inshaAllah. I would again like to thank everybody who came to Tariq’s hearing, and would like to share with everybody that he is being patient and is still very strong, alhamdulillah. We are still awaiting the decision of the judge on whether he will be allowed to come home on bail or not, and we expect the verdict any day now, inshaAllah. While he is still being held by the state, here is the mailing address that he can be reached at:
Room E327 Unit E3
Plymouth Country Correctional Facility
26 Long Pond Road
Plymouth, MA 02360
If you can spare the time, please feel free to send him a letter, as he would very much love to hear from all of you, and he appreciates your support a great deal. He cannot receive anything other than a letter, and cannot see visitors still at this time, but your words will mean a great deal to him. Please also feel free to distribute the address on any additional forums, and Tariq and myself and our parents thank you sincerely for your attention and loyalty as friends. Thank you again!