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Update: Ahmed and Sadequee’s jihad adventure

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 10, 2009 01:23 PM

The journey of one homegrown jihadist has come to an end. You may remember the forgotten Muslim terrorist wanna-bes in Georgia (click for background). Well, Syed Ahmed is headed for the graybar hotel:

Ahmed, a 24-year-old former Georgia Tech student, was convicted of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists. During his trial last week, prosecutors introduced into evidence e-mails and Internet chats during which Ahmed said he wanted to engage in violent jihad.

In the summer of 2005, Ahmed went to Pakistan to join a terrorist training camp, but changed his mind and returned to Atlanta, re-enrolling at Georgia Tech. Federal prosecutors said that after Ahmed returned, he regretted not joining the camp and considered returning to Pakistan to follow through with his plans.

In a statement, U.S. Attorney David Nahmias said Ahmed’s case did not involve an imminent threat to the United States, “because in the post-9/11 world we will not wait to disrupt terrorism-related activity until a bomb is built and ready to explode.”

“The fuse that leads to an explosion of violence may be long, but once it is lit – once individuals unlawfully agree to support terrorist acts at home or abroad – we will prosecute them to snuff that fuse out,” Nahmias said. “This investigation is connected to arrests and convictions of multiple terrorist supporters in Atlanta and around the world – all before any innocent people were killed.”

Ahmed will be sentenced after the Aug. 3 trial of his alleged co-conspirator, Ehsanul Islam Sadequee of Roswell.

Take note:

During his time at the penitientiary, her brother has memorized the Quran and strengthened his faith, she said….Ahmed waived his right to a jury trial so he could give his closing argument. During his allotted 45 minutes, he recited from the Quran in Arabic and told Duffey that using U.S. laws to defend himself would put him in rebellion against God.

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