April 27, 2005 — Firefighters found more than 200 vehicle airbags believed to be stolen in the back room of a Brooklyn supermarket, where newspaper clippings about Osama bin Laden and beheadings in Iraq covered the walls, authorities said.
The firefighters from Ladder Co. 123 conducting a routine inspection, discovered the air bags “” which sell for about $750 to $1,000 each “” at the Superior Food Market at 1503 St. John’s Place in Crown Heights….
Authorities, however, did not believe they had stumbled onto a terrorist cell, even though the room contained some materials that could be used to fashion pipe bombs, sources said.….
Audeh Hamdan of Brooklyn owns the three-story building, which has 11 outstanding code violations on file with the city, records show.
Hamdan, 53, of Brooklyn, served jail time in the late 1970s and early 1980s for arson, reckless endangerment, weapons possession and conspiracy, according to the records. He could not be reached for comment.
If he ends up being charged with anything, you can be sure that we will hear how quiet, pious, and devout he is, and how inconceivable it is that he could have been involved with anything remotely resembling terrorism — and that it is only the racism and hysteria of the American authorities that is causing all his troubles.