BOSTON: Bangladeshi Muslim man shocked that he was arrested for taking photos inside Callahan Tunnel

 Massachusetts State Police said they found Muhammad Mamun taking photos inside the tunnel at 5:00 a.m. on Sunday morning. 
 “How could taking pictures put me in such a situation?” Mamun said. “People take pictures of Bunker Hill, they don’t get arrested. Why did I get arrested?” (Well, Duh!)

Muhammad Mamun
Muhammad Mamun

WHDH  (h/t RevereRidesAgain) Mamun said he decided to go to East Boston on Sunday morning to take photos of the skyline and thought he could walk through the tunnel to get there. State Police said he walked by a “No Pedestrians” sign and they arrested him for trespassing.  “I’m not a terrorist,” he said. “They can take everything, I have nothing to hide.”

Mamun, 25, said he is a medical student in Bangladesh currently working with a program at Mass. General Hospital.

Al-Qaeda’s current leader who succeeded Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahri, is also a doctor, born in Egypt, and  graduated from University of Cairo Faculty of Medicine, with a specialty in surgery. Zawahri traveled to the United States and Europe to raise money for the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, which he headed from 1993. Over the next two years, EIJ carried out two spectacular operations. On June 26, 1995, EIJ operatives attempted to assassinate Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Ethiopia but failed. On Nov. 19, 1995, EIJ carried out another spectacular attack, this time succeeding. Two suicide bombers blew up the Egyptian Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, killing 16 as well as the two bombers.

Osama bin Laden (L) sits with his adviser and successor Ayman al-Zawahiri
Osama bin Laden (L) sits with his adviser and successor Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri (R)

Mamun said he was planning on going home to Bangladesh on April 1. Instead, a judge ordered that he remain in Boston until his next court date and put a GPS monitoring bracelet on his ankle.  “I’m a doctor, I’m a medical student,” he said. “I have an ankle bracelet like any other convicted felons.” 

He said the FBI has already talk to him. Court records show his case was forwarded to the Joint Terrorism Task Force. 

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