Oussama Kassir: Sentenced to a life of teasing in jail by actual terrorists.
In May, Oussamma Kassir was convicted to life in prison for trying to establish an al-Qaida recruitment camp in Bly, Oregon. Kassir arrived at the camp in December of 1999. But it isn't until now, after the release of court documents, that we get a good chance to laugh at what Kassir encountered when he first arrived at the Dog Cry Ranch, about 230 miles southeast of Portland. To set the scene, it's best to read the following with the Benny Hill theme "Yakety Sax" playing in your head.
He expected to be welcomed by Muslim recruits, eager to learn the ways of war. Instead, he got an Islamic leader from Seattle, a mentally impaired 18-year-old, and two women more interested in canning jars than jihad.
He expected access to a weapons armory. He got one pistol and a .22-caliber rifle.
Ahh, Oregon: Where terrorist cells look more like sewing circles.