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SYED MEHMOOD AHMED HASHMI – FAHAD

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* Syed Mehmood Ahmed Hashmi, nick name “Fahad“, was  born 1980 and is a USA citizen from Pakistani descent. In 1983 his family emigrated to USA  and  settled in  Flushing, New York, where he was raised and attended school.

Syed  Fahad Hashmi graduated from Robert F. Wagner High School in Queens, in 1998 and then attended Sunny Stony Brook. He eventually transferred to Brooklyn College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science in 2003. Syed  Fahad Hashmi, a devout Muslim, attended regularly the Islamic Center of Queens also known as Masjid al-Fatima, where he also got acquainted with Mohammed J. Babar. He established through the years a reputation as an Islamic activist. In 2003 he enrolled at London Metropolitan University in England to pursue a master’s degree in International relations, which he received in 2006. Syed  Fahad Hashmi was also an Al-Muhajiroun sympathizer.

 Syed  Fahad Hashmi was arrested in London’s Heathrow airport on 06/06/2006 based on an indictment from the USA charging him with conspiring to send money and military gear to Sajil Shahid, the head of the Al- Muhajiroun office in Lahore in Pakistan and with ties to Al Qaeda. His arrest is based on the testimony of Mohammed J. Babar, an informant attempting to get a reduction in his own 70-year prison sentence. Junaid Babar had stayed for a short while in Syed  Fahad Hashmi’s apartment in London.

Syed  Fahad Hashmi remained in solitary confinement in pre-trial detention and was extradited to USA in 05/2007. Syed  Fahad Hashmi was sentenced, on Tuesday 04/27/2010, in Manhattan, New York, to 15 years in jail, in a plea bargain, for providing money and assistance to Al Qaeda.
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