Playing the victim card, and why not? It has worked so well in the past. But after awhile it all does begin to sound as if there is a playbook somewhere that these guys are reading out of. Says Megahed pÃ¨re: “If he was a white man and not from the Middle East, I’m sorry, he would not be here today.”
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – The father of a University of South Florida student accused of transporting explosives across state lines along with another student facing a terrorism-related charge says his son is not a terrorist.
“It’s killing me,” Samir Megahed said Saturday. “We have no charge like this in my family for 400 years. It’s killing all my family in Egypt.”
Engineering students Ahmed Abdellatif Sherif Mohamed, 24, and Youssef Samir Megahed, 21, were indicted Friday on federal charges of carrying explosive materials across state lines. Mohammed also faces terrorism-related charges of teaching and demonstrating how to use the explosives.
“If he was a white man and not from the Middle East, I’m sorry, he would not be here today,” the father said. He said his son is not a terrorist and authorities “want the stories they have in mind. It’s all in their imagination.”
Gotta watch out for those imaginary explosives. They can be the most lethal of all.