Tarek Mehanna, who grew up just outside Boston, has been in hot water with the FBI for a few years now.
First he lied to the FBI about the whereabouts of a terrorist suspect who is now serving 10 years in federal prison.
Now he finds himself in even worse trouble because he and a couple of pals evidently sought terrorist training in Pakistan but couldn’t seem to find a crew that would accept them.
What the article below does not mention is the fact that Jihadist groups overseas are becoming wary of American Jihadi candidates because they fear infiltration. (The first article linked below makes it appear that Mehanna and company were simply incompetent in their quest to join the Jihad. This is misleading, bad journalism.)
Of course, if you listen to the local Muslim community in Boston, they would have you believe that Mehanna was just an all-American kid and would never get involved in anything having to do with Jihad.
Then how did he end up involved with a guy who will be sitting in federal prison on a terrorist-related conviction in the first place?
Or does this qualify as “all-American” activity according to Mehanna’s friends, family and associates???
Here is a more incisive article on this case: