for Series of Bomb Threats
Omer Fadhel Saleh Mohammed, a resident of Rochester, NY, was arrested and charged with making false bomb threats, according to an FBI Buffalo Division report released Tuesday.
The charge against the 31-year-old Islamist carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both.
Assistant US Attorney Anthony M. Bruce, who is handling the prosecution, stated that according to the complaint, between Sept. 24, 2012 and Jan. 24, 2013, the defendant made 21 telephone calls to 911 claiming that a terrorist was going to bomb the Kodak Corporation.
According to the criminal complaint, during one call Mohammed allegedly stated the terrorists were "going to blow up the big Kodak." The 911 calls that specifically referenced Kodak resulted in emergency responses by Rochester police units and firefighters.
The suspected Islamist made an initial appearance before Magistrate Judge Marian W. Payson on Feb. 4, 2013. Surprisingly, Mohammed was released on his own recognizance and is due back in court Mar. 4, 2013.
The criminal complaint is the result of an investigation by the Rochester Joint Terrorism Task Force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Christopher M. Piehota.
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Editor's Note: This is significant because of the true tactical mission as stated by Osama bin Laden himself. Bin Laden knew al Qaeda could never defeat the US militarily. His goal was to create economic hardship within the United States so as to bring the US to its knees economically. By disrupting commerce and forcing municipalities to expend scarce resources, is not Mr. Mohammed executing this tactic on a local level?...
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