In Tampa, Ahmed Mohamed and Youssef Megahed — the two former University of South Florida students — have been charged with terrorism counts stemming from a traffic stop in South Carolina. As with many such cases, the government made a great deal over the stop, suggesting a major terrorism coup that found explosive devices in their car near military facilities. As time went on, the allegations proved somewhat laughable as the government struggled to find any way to justify the original press.
In the new superseding indictment, the men are hit with seven-counts including terrorism and weapons charges. A third student has already been convicted. Former USF student, Karim Moussaoui, was convicted of possessing a firearm in violation of his student visa. Now here the rub. Moussaoui’s violation, which gets him a maximum of 10 years in prison, stems from a visit to a firing range when he held a gun for 2 1/2 minutes to pose for a picture. That’s right. That what the government was able to prove to secure a conviction.
The case against Ahmed Mohamed and Youssef Megahed is little better. For the full story, click here.