His Wii Confiscated, Terror Suspect Asks To Go Back to Jail

March 22, 2009 -

This one's a little strange, but it seems that a former associate of Osama bin Laden would rather stay in a Canadian prison than live under house arrest restrictions which include the removal of his family's Nintendo Wii console.

As reported by the Globe and Mail, Mohamed Zeki Mahjoub (left), an Egyptian, asked a Canadian federal judge to send him back to the Ottawa jail referred to as Guantanamo North.

This is a man who once worked for Osama bin Laden's agricultural company, managing 4,000 employees and one million acres of land in Sudan. Guilt by association? Well, yes. That company was named in the United States indictment against Mr. bin Laden as a financial support for al-Qaeda...

[After 6.5 years in jail] bail came with a set of conditions. He was essentially housebound... He couldn't use the Internet (hence the confiscation of the Wii, which had an Internet connection). His mail was photocopied by the state.

Via: Kotaku


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Re: His Wii Confiscated, Terror Suspect Asks To Go Back to Jail

Maybe the were worried that he would leach off a neighbor's wifi?

Re: His Wii Confiscated, Terror Suspect Asks To Go Back to Jail

I don't get it. They can't just stop his Internet service?

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Now time for a funny Deconstruction of this statement

[After 6.5 years in jail] bail came with a set of conditions.(PHX: he was released on house arrest, just put the moron in Jail) He was essentially housebound...(PHX: That's a bad thing) He couldn't use the Internet (hence the confiscation of the Wii, which had an Internet connection).(PHX: Souped up Epic Fail) His mail was photocopied by the state.(PHX: I hope they didn't steal anything that is his)

 

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Given some of the other reports I've seen on here, maybe the jail HAS one?? :(

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Re: His Wii Confiscated, Terror Suspect Asks To Go Back to Jail

As a provision of his probation, why not just say "no internet conenction"?

You dont need to remove his computer, wii, etc etc, because they can USE the internet, just remove the internet! if he violates that, then he goes back to jail.

I can understand his willingness to go back to jail. It probably has nothing to do with the wii. He doesn't want to force his family to have to abide by those kinds of restrictions. I would probably do the same, depending on the length i had left to serve.

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 I'm working on a political cartoon:

bin Laden is preaching to his troops.

"Do not fear death, for when you reach paradise, you will be granted 72 virgins!" Silence. Then one guy raises his hand.

"But will we get a Wii?"

Re: His Wii Confiscated, Terror Suspect Asks To Go Back to Jail

"He couldn't use the Internet (hence the confiscation of the Wii, which had an Internet connection"

Umm, surely i'm not missing something obvious. But surely it's better to remove internet connection devices than devices that can connect to the internet?

ie. make sure there are no unsecured wifi connections in range of his house = Wii has no internet connection

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Police fail. 

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Re: His Wii Confiscated, Terror Suspect Asks To Go Back to Jail

Wii parental controls can also lock out internet access.

 

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Re: His Wii Confiscated, Terror Suspect Asks To Go Back to Jail

I had a feeling that the Wii was capable of doing that, been so long since i looked at the options menu on the Wii.

Re: His Wii Confiscated, Terror Suspect Asks To Go Back to Jail

That was my thought..

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Re: His Wii Confiscated, Terror Suspect Asks To Go Back to Jail

Maybe he didn't want his kid's christmas present taken away.

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wait, wut?

Re: His Wii Confiscated, Terror Suspect Asks To Go Back to Jail

The Nintendo Wii, Keeping Terrorist in there mom's bastments since 2006.

http://www.magicinkgaming.com/

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ban wiis now. Stop terrorists and the wiihad!

 

Re: His Wii Confiscated, Terror Suspect Asks To Go Back to ...

Suddenly I'm picturing massive protests with people carrying signs: "DEATH TO KOOPA!!"

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Re: His Wii Confiscated, Terror Suspect Asks To Go Back to ...

Agreed. I laughed hard at that.

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Re: His Wii Confiscated, Terror Suspect Asks To Go Back to ...

Everyday, supporters of terror are turning their backs on evil for Wiis and Ipods.

Re: His Wii Confiscated, Terror Suspect Asks To Go Back to ...

Wiis and Ipods ARE evil.... it only makes sense.

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Re: His Wii Confiscated, Terror Suspect Asks To Go Back to ...

 I KNEW IT! I'll bet Bin Laden has a Wii too!

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