Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Goose Creek Terrorists One of Charleston Top 2007 News

It was #9 on the Charleston City Paper's Top 10 List of the year:

...the Aug. 4 arrest of two Egyptian-born students in Goose Creek for having incendiary devices in their car sent some reporters groaning about one local calamity too many. Reportedly traveling between Tampa, Fla., and North Carolina, Youssef Samir Megahed and Ahmed Abdellatif Sherif Mohamed told officers there were "fireworks" in the trunk, which turned out to be explosives. They were charged in federal court in Tampa for carrying explosives over state lines. There was an additional terrorism-related charge for Mohamed after an instruction video posted on YouTube was found on his laptop that showed him creating a homemade bomb out of a toy boat.

Here is my own coverage of the event in order:

Breaking: Bomb Threat in Charleston

Charleston Bomb Suspects ID'd as "Islamic"

"He was in possession of pipe bombs"

Tampa Channel 10 on SC Bomb Suspects (video)

SC Bomb Suspects Linked To Sami Al-Arian

Goose Creek-FBI Cautions Against Common Sense

Breaking: Goose Creek Suspect Had Terror Past

Goose Creek Suspect Made Bomb Tape

Goose Creek Suspect Admits to Terror Video

Goose Creek Suspect Denied Bail