Saturday, December 20, 2008

Student Imprisoned for YouTube video for Terrorists

An Egyption student, Abdellatif Sherif Mohammed, from the University of South Florida was sentenced to 15 years of imprisonment for uploading a video, in Arabic, to YouTube on how to use a radio-controlled toy car from WalMart to create a remote detonated explosive, legally referred to as "providing material support to terrorists". The YouTube screen name used by him was michaljebral.

He also stated in court that "he intended the technology demonstrated in his audio-video recording [was] to be used [by] those who fight the United States."

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