He was well versed in the courtroom jihad, but apparently had plans to indulge in the more violent variety as well.
Meanwhile, how big a story do you think this will be? Will the news networks report that a Muslim in Brooklyn, New York was found with Al-Qaeda news clippings and material on chemical weapons? Will even the large news blogs that once seemed to care but have largely lost interest in jihad activity bestir themselves to take note of the fact that jihad is not all about Afghanistan and Iraq?
Somehow I doubt it.
“B’klyn ‘Qaeda,’: ‘ID Thief’ Eyed For Terror Clips,” by Carolyn Salazar and Alex Ginsberg for the New York Post, October 5 (thanks to all who sent this in):
Authorities busting a suspected ID thief in Brooklyn stumbled upon a possible terrorist nest full of al Qaeda news clippings, chemical manuals and weapons literature, sources told The Post yesterday.
Cops made the disturbing find Thursday evening after a landlord found the photocopied IDs inside the apartment of a former tenant on Classon Avenue in Prospect Heights and dialed 311.
The tenant, Hisham Khaleel, 35, had been evicted.
Responding officers found 13 copied licenses, all of which appeared to belong to customers from the Vanderbilt YMCA on East 47th Street in Manhattan, where Khaleel worked briefly as an unarmed security guard.
They also found news clippings about al Qaeda, literature on chemical purchasing and processing, an owner’s manual for a Beretta handgun, a reference guide for modern airplanes, a video on rifle-shooting fundamentals and a sniper’s manual.
Cops also uncovered lab glassware catalogs and a book, “Hostile Planet: The Essential Guide to Surviving Natural Disasters, Pandemics and Terrorist Attacks.”…
A 2005 lawsuit against the staffing company Metro One Loss Prevention Services alleged that he had been discriminated against on the basis of his Egyptian background when he was let go.
The suit was dismissed, as was a nearly identical claim against the US Postal Service, where Khaleel worked from 2001 to 2004.