Feds: Terror suspect is Qaeda reject, Tarek Mehanna blogged about "Make Martyrdom What You Seek", Which Orginated with Samir Khan in Charlotte NC.
Mehanna, a 27-year-old trained as a pharmacist, lives with his parents (just like Samir Khan) 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. An American of Egyptian descent who attends a Shrewsbury mosque, Mehanna allegedly conspired with Ahmad Abousamra and others to obtain automatic weapons to unleash a bloodbath at an undisclosed mall, Acting U.S. Attorney Michael K. Loucks said.
Federal prosecutors paint a picture of a bizarre and disorganized plot as Mehanna and Abousamra used code words such as “peanut butter and jelly” for fighting in Somalia and “culinary school” for terrorist camps. Failing to link up with terror cells, Abousamra was also repeatedly rejected by extremist groups, including Lashkar e Tayyiba, which turned him away because he was not Pakistani, court papers allege.
But, he said, “The main thing to remember is these individuals took the initiative to travel to Yemen to go to a terrorist training camp. You only go to a terrorist training camp to learn to do one thing: to kill U.S. citizens. As far as I’m concerned, we have to do something about that.”
Terrorism suspect Tarek Mehanna kept a blog where he allegedly spread a message of hate, railing against U.S. abuse of Gitmo prisoners, offering interpretations of the Koran and chatting online with his virtual followers. The FBI also contends the blog, called Milestones on the Road to Firmness in Faith, (http://iskandrani.wordpress.com/about/#comment-1397 ) was just one tech tool he allegedly used to call for violent jihad.
Many of the blog’s pages are devoted to translations of writings of Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, a cleric and spritual guide to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the former head of al-Qaeda in Iraq. It also includes writings from Sayid Qutb and Abdullah Azzam, whom the FBI calls “influential advocates of jihad.”
Among the blog’s postings:
A March 13 entry with a photo of blindfolded Gimto terror detainees behind barbed wire and the verse: “I feel down when I see the heroes chained by the despicable and the worthless.” It goes on to ask Allah to “cause the world to suffocate” their imprisoners.
An Oct. 3 entry called “The Hypcrites of Today,” which challenges Muslims he calls hypocrites.
A final entry, on Oct. 14, on “Advice on Dealing with the Family,” urging patience with family members who don’t agree with a person’s principles.
Mehanna also is credited by the FBI with posting a poem titled “Make Martyrdom what you Seek.” more from this source.................
"Make Martyrdom What You Seek", A very nice poem... inshallahshaheed (Samir Khan Charlotte NC) Mar 23 2008, 05:34 PM.
The bullets hit your hearts like the stings of a bee
You fall on your face as all you can see,
Are the Gardens so wide when you’re put in the ground
You’ve been searching for years and now you have found,
The Ultimate Prize, so sacred, so sweet
Your bargain with your Lord is finally complete,
Because you are all martyrs without fear or grief
Who gave all you had for your precious belief,
You promised Him your souls and He promised you much more
Now you can enjoy what He’s kept in store,
An endless reward for those who stood by
The covenant they made that towards death they would fly,
While graves burn the sinners and squeeze them so tight
You’re shown your places in the Garden, so spacious and bright,
On the Day when Great Terror shall steal all their words
Your souls will rest in the hearts of green birds, more from this source..........