Skip to comments.Terror Plot In Tampa; CAIR Defends Suspect
Posted on 01/10/2012 7:35:00 PM PST by bayouranger
We all have to die, so why not die the Islamic way? Sami Osmakac, a 25-year-old immigrant who plotted a suicide terror attack in Tampa,told a confidential informant. When the informer tried once more to dissuade him from his plans, by asking whether he wanted to get married and have children, Osmakac replied that he would build his family in Paradise.
Osmakac was arrested Saturday night, after receiving nonfunctioning guns and explosives from the FBI and making a martyrdom video. Although he initially planned to blow up a car bomb outside of Tampas nightlife district of Ybor City, he altered his plan to avoid being cut short by police patrols around the busy club scene. He currently faces one charge of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, with the potential of life imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.
Despite Osmakacs commitment to carry out multiple deadly attacks, CAIR officials went on the offensive against the FBI for capturing another innocent Muslim. Trying to create tension between Muslim Americans and law enforcement is part of CAIRs regular response to government counterterrorism investigations.
Executive Director of CAIR San Francisco Zahra Billoo was quick to paint the arrest as a scam, stating that she was wondering how much of the thwarted terror plot in Florida was seeded by the FBI, [a]ppreciating that even the MSM mentioned the informants. Dawud Walid, Executive Director of CAIR-Michigan, released a tweetsaying, it is not the job of civil rights groups to be commending the FBI on their use of informants, given the FBIs history.
The Director of CAIRs Florida chapter, Hassan Shibley, gave a more lukewarm and confusing response to news of the arrest. Although he stated that Osmakac was no friend or supporter of the Muslim community and that the Muslim community had played a vital role in his arrest, he also expressed concern about a perception of entrapment.
The weapons and explosives were provided by the government. Was he just a troubled individual, or did he pose a real threat? said Shibly to the press this morning. As the day progressed, he was quoted casting additional mistrust of the governments intentions. I think the fear at the point is that he was just mentally disturbed I think that community members hoped that by reporting him, he could get the proper assistance, Shibly explained to MyFoxTampaBay.
The details of the case make plain the intentions of the plotter.
The FBI was alerted to the case when a Confidential Human Source [CHS]approached them in September, claiming that Osmakac had asked the CHS where he could purchase al-Qaida flags. The CHS then hired the suspect at his business and by November was recording conversations between the two of them.
On November 30, FBI agents recorded the suspect telling the informant that he wanted to carry out a local attack, and asking where he might be able to acquire weapons and explosives. The CHS then connected the suspect to undercover FBI agent, who agreed on December 21 to provide the suspect with an AK-47, a couple of Uzis, at least ten grenades and a suicide bomber belt.
Unusual for homegrown terror attacks, the plotter spoke about his lack of trust in using the Internet to download terrorism manuals. Whereas other Western terror plotters made extensive use of online publications and videos, both in recruitment and training, Osmakac asked the undercover agent to provide him with hands-on weapons training.
Over the course of his conversations, the suspect continued to expand his plot. At the December 23 meeting, he asked that the FBI operative provide him with three additional explosive devices, which be detonated remotely at targets across Tampa Bay. He also engaged the agent to provide him with a high-intensity explosive belt filled with gun pellets, which could be used against civilians and any police who might try to end his attack. In particular, he looked to target crowded places with the explosives, including two local night clubs.
His range of targets also varied over the course of his plot, ranging from nightclubs and a police station at first, to a later decision to strike an isolated Irish bar. When the undercover agent asked him about attacking military bases, he claimed the facilities are so locked up, I have to do something else.
He also talked of taking down Tampa Bay area bridges to crush the whole economy in the region and to create food crisis, but concluded it need more people. Osmakac also lamented that he was unable to inspire other local Islamists to enter the plot with him, indicating that other local Muslims knew of his plot and had not reported him.
As the attack drew closer, the suspect laid out motives common to most Islamist terrorists. He intended the plots to damage Americas sense of security as a nation, pointing out how he wanted the bombing to terrify them, and prove that no amount of homeland security funding could provide protection. He also intended to seize hostages to trade for Islamist terrorist already in American jails, and he planned to kill any hostages after his demands were met. Once I have this, he stated about the hostage exchange, they can take me [away] in five million pieces.
Shortly before his arrest, the special agent was instructed by the suspect to help him make a martyrdom video. The 8 minute clip included Osmakacs belief that Muslim blood was more valuable than that of the disbelievers, and that he wanted pay back for supposed grievances against his coreligionists.
Koranimals stick together.
Make him a Martyr and help him raise a family in hell/W two in the back of the head.
These Jihadists are just mentally off. Just plain nuts.
Why can’t we know from what lovely nation he was an “immigrant”? The article won’t say, so I am betting it is one of the Balkan states that Clinton and Weasely Clark killed 2,000 Serb civilians to “defend”, or which erected a statue of master dhimmi G.W. Bush.
They erected a statue of billie too..in Arabic.
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He’ll build a paradise in Heaven? After slaughtering hundreds of innocent people?
This evil ‘religion’ teaches that this life is Hell and to kill in the name of Allah is to enter paradise.
Our PC crazed leaders keep telling us Islam is the religion of peace. If America doesn’t wake up, we’re doomed.
Sharia Law has nothing to do with this at all, its crazy! he cried. The guy is an American citizen! He concluded that the Sharia Law business is just crap and Im tried of dealing with the crazies, adding with disgust and frustration that its just unnecessary to be accusing this guy of things just because of his religious background.
(remarks when appointment of muzzie judge questioned)
View this short video of Col Allen West explaining Islam to a marine. (Start at about 1:35)
We need this man in the new Republican administration.
He is one of the few with guts enough to tell it like it is.
All politicians still spouting this ‘Islam=religion of peace’ cr*p need to be run out of office.
Radical islam is an insane murder cult. Moderate islam is its Trojan Horse- and they are here to ‘convert’ or kill us, just as the Koran dictates.
THE FOUNDER OF CAIR HAS TOLD US PLAINLY OF ISLAM’S OBJECTIVE IN AMERICA:
“ISLAM ISN’T IN AMERICA TO BE EQUAL TO ANY OTHER FAITH, BUT TO BECOME DOMINANT. The Koran ... should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth. Everthing we need to know is in the Koran. We don’t need to look somewhere else.”
OMAR M. AHMAD, CHAIRMAN OF CAIR, the mainsteam Muslim advocacy group.
Every moderate Muslim is a potential terrorist. The belief in Islam is like a tank of gasoline. It looks innocuous, until it meets the fire. For a moderate Muslim to become a murderous jihadist, all it takes is a spark of faith.’
(Ex Muslim, established ‘Faith Freedom Int’
to awaken the world to the dangers of Islam)
CAIR defends Shariah Law. CAIR is about as all American as the bloody ACLU or the Communist Party USA -or the folks who promote sodomy in America, as an accepted alternative lifestyle.
Great article that is worth its’ weight in gold.