Skip to comments.Breaking: Two NJ men arrested at JFK airport before boarding plane to join Islamist terrorist group
Posted on 06/05/2010 9:48:37 PM PDT by BP2
NEWARK Two New Jersey men intent on killing American troops were arrested Saturday as they boarded flights to link up with a virulent jihadist group in Somalia, authorities said.
The men, both North Jersey residents, were charged with conspiring to commit an act of international terrorism through a group tied to Osama bin Ladens al Qaeda network, according to officials familiar with the details of the arrests.
Mohamed Hamoud Alessa, 20, of North Bergen, and Carlos Eduardo Almonte, 26, of Elmwood Park were apprehended at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens before they could board separate flights to Egypt, where they were to start journeys to Somalia. The men were arrested by teams of state and federal law-enforcement agents who have been investigating the pair since October 2006, according to the officials, who requested anonymity because they are not authorized to discuss the operation publicly.
"Two individuals were arrested at JFK in connection with an ongoing investigation. At this time, we can provide no further details because the investigation is ongoing. The arrests do not relate to an immediate threat," said Jose Lozano, a spokesman for the state Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness.
Shortly after 10:30 p.m., FBI agents sealed off Alessas street in North Bergen. The local police department would say only that an investigation was in progress. FBI agents, North Bergen police and the New York Police Department descended on the home on 81st Street as neighbors looked on. According to property records, Alessas parents, Mahmoud and Nadia Alessa, rented the top floor of their house amid a quiet row of middle-class homes. As agents poured in, lights went on throughout the house.
Neither Alessa nor Almonte is married. Both are American citizens, said the anonymous officials.
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Praise be to God!
Can be... Obama said the war on terror was over.
Pretty bad....you get all doped up on enthusiasm, and don’t even get out of the front door. They both end up in a US prison...where they become daily targets. Now the relatives will come and visit you in prison and ask why you were so stupid.
bump for mam
More and more Hispanics are getting in on the Muslim Jihad? Does anyone know why that is?
Man Made Disaster Engineers, if you please.
I assume they lost their jobs and their homes are in foreclosure.
Right. What a relief.
They’re like a plague? Not the choice of words I would use but then journalism is in such a virulent state of decay.
It could be an alias, you know how they love having a dozen fake names. One darker-skinned guy pretending to be another.
Smiling at you...
Let me post this in the JIHADIS ARE LOSERS file.
Thank you very much for the ping Jet Jaguar.
28 May 2010
by Brian Michael Jenkins at RAND:
SNIPPET: “This shift toward prevention requires both collecting domestic intelligence always a delicate mission in a democracy and maintaining community trust and cooperation.”
Here’s an interesting little tidbit:
“Neighbors of Almonte declined to comment, but a couple who appeared to be family members showed up around 11:30 and greeted the agents as if they knew them. The older man was escorted into the house and could be seen embracing one of the FBI agents in the kitchen.”
And, now we go live to Helen Thomas at Hearst News for comments. Helen, if you can hear us, what do you make of this story?
Vell, Auschwitz vould be a fine place for the Joooos, but Poland vill do.
“More and more Hispanics are getting in on the Muslim Jihad? Does anyone know why that is?”
For the Mexican employee: Travel, better pay and 72 virgins.
For the Muslim Jihad Employer: Save on travel, save money (cheaper employee), gets rid of 72 ‘questionable’ virgins.
They're mad about the RATcare law.
Dont worry, it's just an isolated incident.
And they were ‘despondant’ over the Israeli raid of the ‘aid’ ship; the oil leak in the Gulf; and the blown call at the end of the ‘perfect’ game last week.
Who wouldn’t snap?