CAIR's Ahmed Bedier continues to defend convicted homegrown terrorists

by Kal El on June 19, 2008 · 0 comments

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National Association for the Advancement of Car Bombers (NAACB a.k.a. CAIR) taqqiya specialist Ahmed Bedier has once again changed his tune regarding homegrown jihadi terrorists Ahmed Mohamed and Yousef Megahed (Megahed? Sounds like an 80′s heavy metal hair band, but that is just me)

Bedier Reaches New Low on USF Plea

On June 13th, Egyptian national and former University of South Florida graduate student Ahmed Mohamed agreed to plead guilty to terrorism charges and is facing a maximum of 15 years in prison.

Mohamed, along with fellow student Youssef Megahed, was stopped by police in South Carolina last August. Police found in their possession explosives and a laptop which hosted an instructional video for terrorists. An analysis of the laptop shows that the 12-minute video, which showed how to use remote control toys to detonate explosives, had been uploaded to YouTube in July 2007 and viewed hundreds of times.

Then CAIR-Tampa spokesman Ahmed Bedier defended Mohamed and Megahed:

Ahmed Bedier, executive director of the Tampa chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a civil rights organization for Muslims, said family members have told him they think the materials were leftover fireworks Megahed kept in his trunk since July 4.

“Both of them are really naïve kids,” Bedier said.

Lest you think news of Mohamed’s guilty plea would make Bedier reticent about his public apologia on the part of an accused (and now, a soon-to-be convicted) terrorist, the former CAIR denizen instead chose to double down and turn this case of a successful arrest and prosecution of a terror suspect into another “Islamophobic” incident.

On his blog, Bedier writes:

Today former USF graduate student Ahmed Mohamed chose to cut a plea to one count of material support, which carries of a maximum of 15 years in prison, rather than risk spending the REMAINDER OF HIS LIFE behind bars if convicted.

Oh that poor terrorist, no virgins for him, since he will never get to blow himself up along with many infidels. I wonder what happenes to failed jihadis who wind up in prison when they die.

In other words, according to Bedier, Mohamed did not plead guilty because he is guilty (as Mohamed himself asserts on page 7 of his plea agreement), but rather only because he doesn’t want to chance a life sentence.

Read the rest in the Investigative Project.

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