posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 06:38 AM
Khalifah al-Akili emailed the Guardian shortly
before his arrest to say he thought he was the target of an 'entrapment' sting
Khalifah al-Akili, 34, was arrested in a police raid on his home on March 15. He was later charged with illegally possessing a gun after having
previous felony convictions for drug dealing. However, at his court appearance an FBI agent testified that al-Akili had made radical Islamic
statements and that police had uncovered unspecified jihadist literature at his home.
Yet, despite being painted in court as a dangerous radical Islamist, the only charges brought against al-Akili were for firing a rifle...
But, in a strange twist, al-Akili's arrest came just days after he had sent out an email to friends and local Muslim civil rights groups complaining
that he believed he was the target of an FBI "entrapment" sting.
In the email – which was also sent to the Guardian before al-Akili was arrested – he detailed meeting two men he believed were FBI informants
because of the way they talked about radical Islam and appeared to want to get him to make jihadist statements. According to his account, one of
them, who called himself Saeed Torres, asked him to buy a gun. Al-Aikili said he refused. The other, who was called Mohammed, offered to help him go
to Pakistan for possible Islamic radical training. Al-Akili also refused.
Al-Akili concluded his email by saying: "I would like to pursue a legal action against the FBI due to their continuous harassment and attempts to set
me up." The Guardian contacted al-Akili by email and on March 14 by phone and al-Akili agreed to talk more to the Guardian about his belief that he
was being set up by Hussain. But he was arrested the next day and has been denied bail as a potential threat to the public, keeping him in
Al-Akili's lawyer Mike Healey believes that the FBI may have been monitoring al-Akili's emails, and possibly his phone, and then rushed to arrest
him once Hussain had been identified and al-Akili had effectively gone public with his fears.
So let me get this straight. The FBI using the exact same tactics as before, offers to "train and arm" the suspect. Realizing that this is a
setup, the suspect sends out a blast e-mail to the media and makes some phone calls detailing his suspicions.
What happens next, the FBI grabs him...
They charge him with a gun crime but portray him as a "dangerous terrorist" because of "Jihadist literature"... wonder what that was, the US
Isnt it obvious that this is complete BS? They never hesitate to scream about alleged plots with headline grabbing details. Instead they make some
obscure reference to "Jihadist literature"? Guess they need time to manufacture, I mean, sort out the evidence...
Coincidentally (yah right), this case has not been mentioned anywhere.