Ahmed was arrested in May of last year for his involvement in an NYPD-orchestrated and funded entrapment scheme that was meant to make it appear that Ahmed planned to attack a synagogue. Ahmed met an NYPD agent who went by the name Iltur in late 2010. Ilter befriended Ahmed and quickly gained his trust. Ilter pursued Ahmed, driving him to doctor’s appointments, spending money on him, lending him money, and calling him his brother.
Ahmed was a vulnerable target–he was broke, unemployed, depressed, and struggling with emotional imbalances. The NYPD was fully aware of Ahmed’s condition, and most likely chose him as a target because of it. Ahmed was tricked and coaxed into a scheme that was completely initiated, constructed, and performed by NYPD agents praying on one Muslim man who they knew to be impressionable and in need of help.
As a result of the entrapment scheme, Ahmed is now being held at Rikers Island awaiting trial. Federal terrorism authorities have declined to prosecute this case, and the grand jury threw out the top charge against him, second degree conspiracy as a terror crime.
Please donate to Ahmed’s legal defense so that he can receive adequate legal representation in the face of targeting and entrapment at the hands of the NYPD.