This afternoon at least one Kansas City television station spent a lot of time covering a “bomb scare” downtown.
This evening we noted a traffic spike on a story we posted in February of 2011.
Wahed Moharam speaking to a reporter for KCTV at a Plaza protest against the regime in Egypt on February 6, 2011.
The story today in Kansas City:
No explosives found in vehicle of man with ties to 1st Trade Center bombing
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) –
The FBI said Friday afternoon that no explosives were found and there is no threat to the public after a scare in downtown Kansas City.
The man at the center of the scare, Wahed Moharam, was later released. He talked to reporters once he arrived home Friday night….
In the Los Angeles Times:
Kansas City evacuation, bomb scare has quite the backstory
By Matt Pearce
September 14, 2012, 5:10 p.m.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – In one lifetime, Wahed Moharam has been a legendary Kansas City Chiefs football fan and a witness in the case against the suspects in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
Then, on Friday, the former Egyptian soldier and football super-fan once known as the face-painted, drum-banging “Helmet Man” found himself at the center of a bomb scare at a state office building in Kansas City when, according to witnesses, he complained about being put on a terrorism watch list….
….Moharam popped back up on the radar in 2011 in an interview someone with his name gave to a Daily Kos blogger in Kansas City during a pro-revolutionary protest against Egypt’s authoritarian regime.
Moharam railed against Al Qaeda and Hosni Mubarak’s regime and praised the U.S. at length. “We have the best land, the best freedom in the world,” he told Daily Kos, in broken English. “Why we don’t tell these people copy from us?”….