Goose Creek Terrorism Indictments

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August 31, 2007

Update: Michelle has a link to the indictment.

via Michelle Malkin: remember that Mohamed hasn’t been in the US very long – since January, I believe. I’m adding some additional info below. Mohammed was also brought into the mix by the as yet un-identified individual said to have returned to Canada right after the initial arrest. CBS reports he was teaching the use of explosives for "violent reasons."

As I pointed out, as opposed to ABC’s The Blotter’s reporting, the material they were said to have been transporting was potassium chlorate – said to be too unstable for model rocketry.

See here here and scroll here for more on the case.

Ahmed Abdellatif Sherif Mohamed, 24, an engineering graduate student and teaching assistant at the Tampa-based university, faces terrorism charges for teaching and demonstrating how to use the explosives.

He and Youssef Samir Megahed, 21, an engineering student, were stopped for speeding in Goose Creek, S.C., on Aug. 4, where they have been held on state charges.

Remember WISE as linked to Sami al-Arian? Well, the landlord of one of the homes searched in this investigation is Noor Salhab. He headed WISE Investments Reality, Inc. see here – but dissolved it ten days after 9/11. And if you search the Florida Sec. of State’s website, you’ll find he has a host of companies linked to his name. PAL real estate may take on a different meaning after all this, hard to say. He appears to like petroleum transport, too:

Officer/Registered Agent Name List
Officer/RA NameEntity NameEntity Number
SALHAB, NOOR   THE ISLAMIC COMMUNITY OF TAMPA, INC.N50793
SALHAB, NOOR   PAL REAL ESTATE, INC.P00000110404
SALHAB, NOOR  TAMPA PROPERTY INVESTMENTS INC.P05000052911
SALHAB, NOOR  PETROLEUM EXPRESS INC.P98000075592
SALHAB, NOOR  ALNOOR INVESTMENT, INC.P99000052913
SALHAB, NOORPAL REAL ESTATE, INC.P00000110404
SALHAB, NOOR  TAMPA PROPERTY INVESTMENTS INC.P05000052911
SALHAB, NOOR  WISE INVESTMENTS REALTY, INC.P97000047173
SALHAB, NOOR  PETROLEUM EXPRESS INC.P98000075592
SALHAB, NOOR  ALNOOR INVESTMENT, INC.P99000052913
SALHAB, NOUR  THE AMERICAN QUR’ANIC WORKS ASSOCIATION, INC.N05000004887
SALHAB, NOURULDEENS  WISE INVESTMENTS REALTY, INC.P97000047173
SALHAB, NOURULDEENS  QUICK MART INVESTMENT, INC.P97000098666

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Comments:
  1. South Carolina Muslims Indicted

    Those hapless youths who were arrested with pipe bombs (and oxygen tanks) in South Carolina recently have now been indicted on terrorism related charges in Florida.
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  3. TMLutas says:

    Try googling “potassium chlorate rocket”. There are hits and recipes from people who do use it as fuel. Keep your powder dry. I’m not comfortable I know enough to make final judgments on this one, even basic ones.

  4. Dave Hardy says:

    As a former mad bombadier and rocket maker…. I wouldn’t have thought of using pot. chlorate. VERY sensitive. Mix with anything containing sulfur, and it goes off with impact. Mix with anything with phosphorus, and it goes off spontaneously. Pot. Perchlorate is considerably more stable, and even that is something you treat with great care.
    Now, both were useful in making firecrackers. Mix with aluminum powder, and you have the traditional filling for lady fingers, M-80s, cherry bombs … and in a bigger size, modern police flash-bangs.

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  7. JunkYardBlog says:

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  8. Sara says:

    Dan, Fox was just saying that one of these guys has a “how to” YouTube video.

  9. Peter says:

    A little history…potassphium chlorate was the explosive used in the old corrosive primers for small arms. After WW2 the arms industry switched to lead styphnate because the ols corrosive primers left potassium chloride in the barrels which, like sodium chloride (salt) was very hygroscopic and unless the barrels were cleaned with water, as well as common solvents the barrels would rust.
    During WW2 in some of the island fighting where water was short, Marines used to pee down the barrels of their rifles.
    Potassium chlorate is DESIGNED to explode with a sharp blow, unlike most explosives which take a detonator to get them to go “BANG!”.
    I am a handloader. Driving home with a thousand, or more, primers in their origional packaging doesn’t bother me and, as a boy I handled boxes of thousands of those old corrosive primers. That’s because the packaging of those primers was designed to limit explosions. An equal weight of potassium chlorate to say ten thousand primers? Well I wouldn’t be so quick to carry that in the back of my car.

  10. nowingker says:

    Oooh, transporting explosive material without permits, well shut ma mouth! What a crock.
    They are throwing the book at these two poor kids so they will plead guilty to some misdemeanor and let the SC and the FBI save face.
    All this time, all those raids and searches, DNA and hair samples and that’s it, transporting explosive devices WITHOUT A LICENSE?!
    Oh yeah and the other guy showing his buddy how to use the devices constitutes a technical violation, so he’s a terrorist.
    But, this isn’t a police state we’re living in. Nah.

  11. Can’t be a police state, nowingker … you’re still here posting.

  12. red says:

    Notwanker said…..All this time, all those raids and searches, DNA and hair samples and that’s it, transporting explosive devices WITHOUT A LICENSE?!
    Ah, the lingering cluelessness of the left. ‘This is such a minor crime’ Well Peabody, this is why the law enforcement approach to terrorism is deficient. Your psychological need for a perfect justice approach to terrorism requires a crime (terrorist attack for those of us who get it) to be committed before protective measure are taken. Otherwise cluesless liberals will swing into action decrying the terrible treatment of poor innocents at the hands of the police state.
    One day you’ll get your serious crime instead of your misdemeanor. And then Hollywood can have another commemoration for the thousands of dead, and you can march in the street saying that we need to understand why they hate us, and thousands of grieving widows, children, and friends won’t understand you. Or maybe you will be a victim of the attack.
    Have you considered posting your address on a jihadi website? Let them all know that you are their friend and you understand and support them.

  13. inmypajamas says:

    “these two poor kids”
    Wow. Two Muslim males aged 18-40 driving around near naval bases with explosives and bomb making know-how and they are just “two poor kids”.
    And the cops who stopped them are our fascist overlords.
    Wow.
    What can you say to that?

  14. RedLion says:

    Not that it makes a difference — a “host of companies” is still accurate — but five entries are listed twice. The list should be limited to:
    1. SALHAB, NOOR PAL REAL ESTATE, INC.P00000110404
    2. SALHAB, NOOR TAMPA PROPERTY INVESTMENTS INC.P05000052911
    3. SALHAB, NOOR WISE INVESTMENTS REALTY, INC.P97000047173
    4. SALHAB, NOOR PETROLEUM EXPRESS INC.P98000075592
    5. SALHAB, NOOR THE ISLAMIC COMMUNITY OF TAMPA, INC.N50793
    6. SALHAB, NOOR ALNOOR INVESTMENT, INC.P99000052913
    7. SALHAB, NOUR THE AMERICAN QUR’ANIC WORKS ASSOCIATION, INC.N05000004887
    8. SALHAB, NOURULDEENS QUICK MART INVESTMENT, INC.P97000098666
    RedLion
    Lexington, KY

  15. Fred Beloit says:

    Why do many of you people just refuse to understand? As I pointed out several days ago, that famous detective nowingker has already cleared these poor innocents of wrong-doing.

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  17. seekeronos says:

    Indeed, as far as NoWings is concerned, there is no terrorism, no terrorists, and certain no enormous population of bloodthirsty muslim radicals looking to destroy non-Muslim nations, or at least drag them down to the same level of decrepitness that is “Greater Islamia” because they can’t do any good about their own moribund homelands.
    Nope, they are just a bunch of moon-worshiping crazy young kids with a fetish for “fireworks”, just having anoter fun-filled days as practitioners of the world’s most peaceful religion.

  18. nowingker says:

    Come on Seek, where is the mention of the pipe bomb(s)? Where it even a mention or citation that the ‘explosive material’ they had was ILLEGAL? It wasn’t. If what they had was illegal or if there was any evidence they had any nefarious purpose in mind they would have been indicted on those counts. They weren’t even charged w/having ILLEGAL explosive material!
    All they are indicted for is transporting explosive materials without a PERMIT. That isn’t me saying, its the indictment saying it. There wasn’t any pipe bomb or plot or terrrorist cell. If there was they would have been indicted for such and there at LEAST would have been some kind of mention of it.
    These two are not terrorists that much is clear. THe only diffference between this and the Michigan case is that the Michigan case went before a judge so it got dismissed instead of a bunch of SC crackers who would probably have indicted them for attemtped capital murder if they had been charged with it based on the same winger reasoning we see here every day: they’re arabs, they were near a military installation.
    What happened to all the incriminating info on the GPS tracking system, and the lap top and the computers from the house?
    You guys show your hypocracy again, in the case of a Republican Senator you are all for civil liberties and not having the police entrap or over charge anyway, you are ALL for reasonableness and appropriate charges. Two Arabs, firecrackers and no permits, you want to send them to Gitmo.

  19. Fred Beloit says:

    See? Case closed per detective Sherlock nowingker. Let’s wait and see what the responsible “crackers” do with this case. But also dig this fine turd:
    “…in the case of a Republican Senator you are all for civil liberties and not having the police entrap or over charge anyway, you are ALL for reasonableness and appropriate charges. Two Arabs, firecrackers and no permits, you want to send them to Gitmo.”
    The great detective himself finds “ALL” you Repubs guilty of false imprisonment before the fact.

  20. Asqar says:

    If you Nowinger did what these 2 terrorists have done, in lets say the Islamic Republic of Iran, you would be tortured and then executed. May I ask Nowinger to go and live in Iran, and let us free people live in freedom and decency?
    And I know this because I am Iranian.
    And Nowinger, did you know that Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) raped an 8 year old child? What do you poco leftists have to say about Islamic misogyny? Nothing? Thought so.
    Asqar

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