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  • NYC Bomber May Have Learned How To Bypass Detection From Leaks To The MSM

    05/07/2010 12:43:17 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies · 586+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-07-10 | Curt
    Are the NYT's and James Risen at fault here? Investigators of the failed car bombing in Times Square are looking for a money courier they say helped funnel cash from overseas to finance a Pakistani-American's preparations to blow up the crude gasoline-and-propane bomb in the heart of New York, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press. Investigators have the name of the courier they believe helped Faisal Shahzad pay for the used SUV and other materials to rig up a car bomb that would have caused a huge fireball in Times Square if it had gone off, the official...
  • Awlaki’s Martyrs March On

    10/21/2012 12:05:49 AM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies
    City Journal ^ | 19 October 2012 | JUDITH MILLER
    Its hero and editor are dead, but the al-Qaida magazine, Inspire, continues to do just that. According to the complaint filed in federal district court in New York, Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, 21, a student from Bangladesh arrested Wednesday and charged with trying to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in ManhattanÂ’s Financial District, was the latest Islamist militant to try to follow the example of the radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and the English-language magazine, Inspire, created in his honor. Quazi Nafis, who came to the United States last January on a student visa, had big...
  • Pakistani who exposed al Qaeda cell found slain

    05/31/2011 3:53:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 31, 2011 | Ashish Kumar Sen
    A Pakistani journalist who wrote last week about the suspected infiltration of Pakistan's navy by al Qaeda terrorists was found dead Tuesday, two days after he went missing in Islamabad. Syed Saleem Shahzads body was found almost 100 miles north of the Pakistani capital.His face had been battered, and he had a gunshot wound in his stomach, according to sources. Mr. Shahzad was Pakistan bureau chief of Hong Kong-based Asia Times Online and author of “Inside al Qaeda and the Taliban: Beyond Bin Laden and 9/11.” He disappeared on Sunday, two days after he wrote an article claiming that al...
  • Police: Pakistani journalist found dead

    05/31/2011 1:00:57 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 4 replies
    Excerpt - Human Rights Watch researcher Ali Dayan Hasan has said he suspects Pakistani intelligence officials abducted Shahzad, possibly because of a recent story he did on al-Qaida infiltration in the Pakistani navy.
  • Feds cite link between Mass. detainee and NYC terror suspect

    05/20/2010 2:56:36 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies · 582+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 5-20-10 | Richard Weir
    Federal authorities today for the first time asserted a direct link between one of the Pakistani men detained in Massachusetts last week and the alleged Times Square terror bomber. In an immigration court hearing this afternoon, a government witness testified that alleged bomber Faisal Shahzad’s cell number was programmed into Aftab Ali Khan’s phone. The government also contended that Shahzad’s first name was found on an envelope in Khan’s Watertown room. An Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent also testified that Khan’s wife, U.S. citizen Lila-Charlotte Fatou Sylla of Cambridge, had told ICE that the couple’s marriage was a sham “purely...
  • Times Sq. bomber's vile rant as he gets life in jail

    10/06/2010 2:48:55 AM PDT · by Scanian · 56 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 6, 2010 | BRUCE GOLDING
    Smirking defiantly as a Manhattan federal judge sentenced him to spend the rest of his life in prison, the American-citizen terrorist who tried to detonate a car bomb in Times Square vowed yesterday that "the defeat of [the] US is imminent." In a 10-minute statement to the court that denounced post-9/11 foreign policy as it threatened future American bloodshed, Faisal Shahzad warned: "Brace yourselves, because the war with Muslims has just begun. Consider me only a first droplet of the blood that will follow me. Invoking the names of Osama bin Laden and the medieval Muslim sultan Saladin, the 31-year-old...
  • “Defensive” Jihad Is In the Eye of the Beholder (Andy McCarthy)

    10/05/2010 4:57:32 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | October 5, 2010 | Andy McCarthy
     As Dan reported here earlier, would-be Times Square bomber Feisal Shahzad was sentenced to life-imprisonment earlier today. Defiant and remorseless to the end, Shahzad made a number of chilling statements, but the most interesting moment came when Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum asked him — in a “you can’t possibly be serious” sort of way — whether he really believed the Koran wanted him to kill innocent people. “The Koran gives you the right to defend,” he replied, adding, ”That’s all I’m doing.” It would be nice if Western apologists for Islam and its sharia law would listen to that — even...
  • Times Square bomb plotter sentenced to life in prison

    10/05/2010 11:45:26 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | October 5, 2010 | Deborah Feyerick
    New York (CNN) -- A judge in Manhattan sentenced Faisal Shahzad to life in prison for the botched Times Square car bombing as the 31-year-old Pakistani-American defiantly warned in court to "brace yourself, the war with Muslim
  • Faisal Shahzad: 'War With Muslims Has Just Begun'

    10/05/2010 3:28:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aaron Katersky & RIchard Esposito
    Faisal Shahzad, who attempted to detonate a car bomb in New York's Times Square on a crowded Saturday night, was sentenced to life in federal prison today. Before she pronounced sentence, Judge Miriam Cedarbaum said, "Mr. Shahzad, I think you should get up." Shahzad said "Allahu Akbar" after hearing the sentence, and said he would "sacrifice a thousand lives for Allah." (Snip) Shahzad also said he was happy with "the deal" God had given him. "We have laws made by Allah. We don't need laws made by humans."
  • Al Qaeda Brigade 313 website goes online

    08/03/2010 3:51:28 AM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies · 6+ views
    LONG WAR JOURNAL.org ^ | August 2, 2010 | Bill Roggio
    PHOTO CAPTION: "Banner for the Al Qaeda 313 Brigade website/forum. Pictured, from left to right, are Mustafa Abu Yazid, Abu Laith al Libi, and Ilyas Kashmiri." ARTICLE SNIPPET: "A website connected to al Qaeda's military arm in Pakistan has sprung up on the Internet in the past month. The website, called Al Qaeda Brigade 313, at www.aqbrigade313.com, was registered on June 2, 2010, and became active in early July. The site has 86 registered users and five administrators, according to a report at the Open Source Center that was obtained by The Long War Journal. The website contains a forum...
  • Faisal Shahzad's Truth Exposes Obama's Treachery

    06/30/2010 9:42:47 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 2 replies
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 6/30/10 | Joy Tiz
    Times Square bomber, Faisal Shahzad is one of the few jihadis who has been truthful about his motivations. His terrorist colleagues generally concoct outlandish fabrications to explain their behavior, endearing them to Obama and Holder’s justice department which has deemed Islamic terorism non-existent. as deemed Islamic terorism non-existent. Daniel Pipes cites a few examples of the traditional terrorist lack of candor: Naveed Haq, who assaulted the Jewish federation building in Seattle, pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. • Lee Malvo, one of the Beltway Snipers, explained that ‘one reason for the shootings was that white people had tried to...
  • Faisal Shahzad, Jihadi, Explains Terrorism

    06/25/2010 6:50:17 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 4 replies
    DanielPipes.org ^ | Friday, June 25, 2010 | Daniel Pipes
    Faisal Shahzad, Jihadi, Explains Terrorism by Daniel Pipes June 25, 2010 Jaw-dropping court testimony by Faisal Shahzad, the would-be Times Square bomber, singlehandedly undermines Obama administration efforts to ignore the dangers of Islamism and jihad. Shahzad's forthright statement of purpose stands out because jihadis, when facing legal charges, typically save their skin by pleading not guilty or plea bargaining. Consider a few examples: Naveed Haq, who assaulted the Jewish Federation building in Seattle, pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Lee Malvo, one of the Beltway Snipers, explained that "one reason for the shootings was that white people had tried...
  • Another Man-caused Disaster (Times Square bomber)

    06/24/2010 3:38:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 24, 2010 | Russ Vaughn
    The Obama administration and its public affairs department, the liberal media, go to ridiculous extremes to convince the American people that we are not at war with Muslims but rather with only a tiny minority segment of cave-dwelling, Middle Eastern zealots who happen to have it in for us for some unfathomable reason. In spite of the politically-correct labeling of terrorist attacks as man-caused disasters, perhaps there are real reasons to suspect that such attacks could be more correctly identified as "Muslim-caused disasters."At his trial this week, Faisal Shahzad, better known as the Times Square bomber, justified his terrorist attack...
  • Homicidal brainiac's taunt

    06/22/2010 2:31:33 AM PDT · by Scanian · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 22, 2010 | BRUCE GOLDING, DAREH GREGORIAN and DAN MANGAN
    He's guilty as hell -- and proud of it. Bumbling terrorist Faisal Shahzad yesterday arrogantly admitted trying to detonate a homemade car bomb in Times Square -- boasting that he wanted to kill as many of his fellow Americans as possible. "I want to plead guilty, and I will plead guilty a hundred times over until the United States pulls its troops out of Afghanistan, stops its drone strikes in Somalia, Yemen and Pakistan, stops the occupation of Muslim lands and stops killing the Muslims" Shahzad rambled to a Manhattan federal court judge. "We will be attacking [the] US, and...
  • NYC car bomb suspect pleads guilty

    06/21/2010 2:02:09 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 21, 2010
    NEW YORK (AP) -- A Pakistan-born U.S. citizen has pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge accusing him of plotting the failed Times Square car bombing. Faisal Shahzad (FY'-sul shah-ZAHD') entered the plea to the first of 10 charges in an indictment, but said he plans to plead guilty to all of them.
  • Times Square car bomb suspect pleads guilty in NYC

    06/21/2010 2:36:21 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 16 replies
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 6/21/10 | TOM HAYS
    A Pakistan-born U.S. citizen pleaded guilty Monday to carrying out the failed Times Square car bombing, saying he wanted it known that unless the U.S. stops attacking Muslim lands, "we will be attacking U.S." Faisal Shahzad, 30, entered the plea in U.S. District Court in Manhattan just days after a federal grand jury indicted him on 10 terrorism and weapons counts, some of which carried mandatory life prison sentences.
  • Why Has Holder Indicted the Times Square Bomber?

    06/21/2010 10:34:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 3+ views
    NRO ^ | June 21, 2010 | ANDREW C, McCARTHY
    The DOJ is running up against the limits of the civilian justice system After the initial spate of chest-beating, we hadn’t heard much from the Justice Department about the case of would-be Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad and the many ways it illustrates how splendidly the criminal justice system performs in terrorism cases — even the cases of enemy combatants who could otherwise be held indefinitely and interrogated for intelligence purposes. Now comes word from the U.S. attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York that Shahzad has been indicted. He is charged with ten terrorism counts, ranging from...
  • Pak Taliban paid $12,000 to failed Times Square bomber

    06/19/2010 4:00:59 AM PDT · by csvset · 4 replies · 243+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | June 19, 2010 | ANI
    In what further strengthens the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan's (TTP) direct involvement in the failed Times Square bombing plot, a federal indictment released earlier this week has revealed that the extremist outfit had paid $12,000 to Faisal Shahzad to plot the explosion at the busy commercial intersection. Shahzad, a US citizen of Pakistani origin currently in detention, has been accused of planting an explosives laden SUV at Times Square. According to The Washington Post, the 10-count federal indictment alleges that Shahzad received payments of $5,000 and $7,000 in transactions with an accomplice affiliated with the Taliban. The first payment was received in...
  • Times Square bomb suspect indicted on 10 terror-related counts

    06/17/2010 2:42:08 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 9 replies · 373+ views
    Wireupdate ^ | 6/17/10 | Monica Lawrence
    Terror suspect Faisal Shahzad, who is accused of attempting to bomb New York’s Times Square, was indicted by a federal grand jury in New York on 10 terror-related counts, local media reported. Shahzad was originally charged with five counts but now he’s facing 10 terror-related counts, including a new weapons charge, WNBC-TV reported.
  • "Securing the Homeland by Renewing American Strength, Resilience and Values" [ John Brennan]

    05/26/2010 4:01:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 34 replies · 510+ views
    Whitehouse.gov - Speech ^ | For Immediate Release May 26, 2010 | n/a
    www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks-assistant-president-homeland-security-and-counterterrorism-john-brennan-csi # Note: The following text is a quote: Home • Briefing Room • Statements & Releases The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release May 26, 2010 Remarks by Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John Brennan at CSIS “Securing the Homeland by Renewing American Strength, Resilience and Values” Thank you very much John, and I would like to take a moment to express my appreciation to CSIS for inviting me back. You invited me here a little after six months after I came into this administration and I greatly appreciate the invitation...
  • Times Sq. bomb helpers: 'Yeah, we did it!'

    05/23/2010 3:28:22 AM PDT · by Scanian · 4 replies · 407+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 22, 2010 | AP
    ISLAMABAD — Two men detained in Pakistan admitted with pride that they helped the suspect in the attempted Times Square bombing, and one of the men angrily accused his interrogators of "siding with the infidels," a senior intelligence official said today. The pair are among six men officials say have been detained in Pakistan for alleged ties to Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistani-American arrested in the United States two days after the failed May 1 attack in New York. Like Shahzad, the detainees are all from their country's urban elite, including several who were educated in the United States. Details about...
  • 'Reason to believe' Pakistani Taliban plotting to strike U.S.

    05/21/2010 12:17:55 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies · 907+ views
    cnn.com ^ | May 21, 2010
    U.S. intelligence has strong reason to believe that the Pakistani Taliban is actively plotting to hit interests in the U.S. and American targets overseas, a U.S. official told CNN Thursday. The concerns about the group that authorities say directed the Times Square bombing plot are coming from multiple streams of information, including from Faisal Shahzad, the Times Square bombing suspect, the official said.
  • Times Square bomb suspect eyed other targets, official says (appears in court - SHHHHHH!)

    05/20/2010 10:25:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies · 261+ views
    CNN ^ | 5/18/10
    Times Square bomb suspect eyed other targets, official saysBy the CNN Wire Staff May 18, 2010 8:33 p.m. EDT New York (CNN) -- The man accused of attempting to set off a car bomb in Times Square considered other targets in and around New York before the failed attack, an investigator said. Faisal Shahzad, 30, pondered attacks on Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Terminal, the World Financial Center and Connecticut helicopter manufacturer Sikorsky, going so far as to case some of the targets, a senior counterterrorism official with oversight of the investigation said Tuesday. Dressed in a gray sweatsuit, free of...
  • Freedom Radio, 8 PM EDT SUN: Diana West, Tim Brown on GZ mosque; Bill Roggio on Shahzad, Taliban

    05/15/2010 10:30:55 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 10 replies · 209+ views
    Freedom Radio ^ | May 15, 2010 | Honest Conservative
    Join Pat, aka Honest Conservative, 8 PM EDT Sunday evening, for the May 16 edition of Freedom Radio. Retired FDNY firefighter and 9/11 survivor Tim Brown of theBravest.com joins us to discuss the plan to build a sharia-complaint 'Cordoba House' within sight of where 19 followers of sharia law slammed Flights AA 11 and UAL 175 into the Twin Towers. We'll discuss with Diana West her latest column on TownHall.com, 'Do We Deserve a Mosque at Ground Zero?' Bill Roggio of the LongWarJournal.org received an email from the Taliban within 8 hours of the May 1 attempt by Faisel Shahzad...
  • How Faisal snuck through: Easy path from terror camp to US

    05/15/2010 3:02:30 AM PDT · by Scanian · 3 replies · 298+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 15, 2010 | PAUL SPERRY
    Of all the holes in US secu rity highlighted by Faisal Shahzad's failed effort to blow up Times Square, here's the most outrageous: Almost every major domestic anti-terror operation over the past several years has involved travelers from Pakistan -- yet Homeland Security still lacks a comprehensive strategy to shut down "terror tourism" from that nation. US intelligence reports show that officials have agonized for years over this threat, while deploying an insanely ad hoc system to ID and catch such "tourists." Shahzad, who trained at Pakistani terror camps, merely exposed again just how ineffective that system is. Six years...
  • CBS investigations turn up no Muslim connection.

    05/13/2010 10:05:57 PM PDT · by Rabin · 18 replies · 1,083+ views
    CBS News Investigates ^ | May 5, 2010 5:22 PM | Pia Malbran
    Shahzad made at least a dozen trips back and forth between the United States and Pakistan in the last 11 years. He appeared on Traveler Enforcement Compliance System (TECS) - from 1999 to 2008 because he brought $80,000 "instruments" cash to the United States. But (with out explanation) was off the list there-after. Scientology denies that Shaz joined, and has been active since 2008. But the church has not returned calls relating to the allegation.
  • Feds Arrest 3, Possibly Tied To Bomb Plot (Illegal Aliens here despite being ordered out)

    05/13/2010 10:44:36 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 52 replies · 1,641+ views
    Fox News ^ | 5/13/2010 | Mike Levine
    Federal authorities have arrested three men living in the greater Boston area in connection with the attempted Times Square bombing, Fox News has learned. FBI and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents on Thursday morning executed search warrants in "several locations in the Northeast," a statement from ICE said...................... One of the men arrested Thursday has been charged with overstaying his visa, and another, identified as Pir Khan, has been charged with staying in the country despite an order of removal, according to one source. The third man was also arrested for alleged immigration violations, a source said. In a 2002...
  • Feds Nab Three More Anti ObamaCare Pakistanis

    05/13/2010 9:44:48 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 8 replies · 399+ views
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 5/13/2010 | Joy Tiz
    Those Pakistanis with subprime mortages who hate ObamaCare are really starting to get the government’s attention: Federal authorities have arrested three men living in the greater Boston area in connection with the attempted Times Square bombing, Fox News has learned. But don’t worry, we are assured that there is no immediate threat or active plot: Officials said the searches ‘do not relate to any known immediate threat to the public or active plot against the United States.’ What, then were they looking for? Overdue parking tickets? Making an excellent case for tougher enforcement of our immigration laws: One of the...
  • Fighting terror like it's 1993

    05/12/2010 3:30:13 AM PDT · by Scanian · 2 replies · 193+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 11, 2010 | MIKE ROGERS
    NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly noted last week that the investigation of the Times Square bombing attempt was in some ways similar to the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center. He was talking about the police work that nabbed Faisal Shahzad -- but the comment also highlighted the similarity of our government's response then and now. Then came Attorney General Eric Holder's weekend comments about seeking a broader "public safety" exception to the Miranda rule. That agenda shows that he's still too focused on gathering evidence for a court case, when the top priority in such instances should be gathering...
  • Islam's Nowhere Men

    05/11/2010 5:02:08 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 12 replies · 360+ views
    WSJ ^ | MAY 10, 2010 | Fouad Ajami
    'A Muslim has no nationality except his belief," the intellectual godfather of the Islamists, Egyptian Sayyid Qutb, wrote decades ago. Qutb's "children" are everywhere now; they carry the nationalities of foreign lands and plot against them. The Pakistani born Faisal Shahzad is a devotee of Sayyid Qutb's doctrine, and Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the Fort Hood shooter, was another. Qutb was executed by the secular dictatorship of Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1966. But his thoughts and legacy endure. Globalization, the shaking up of continents, the ease of travel, and the doors for immigration flung wide open by Western liberal societies...
  • NUGENT: Profile or die

    05/11/2010 4:41:40 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 9 replies · 471+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5/11/10 | Ted Nugent
    Survival means learning from experience - even if it hurts our wittle feelings
  • What do you learn at terrorist training camp?

    05/11/2010 8:56:53 PM PDT · by honestabe010 · 15 replies · 474+ views
    The Woodward Report ^ | May 11, 2010 | JOSHUA E. KEATING
    Faisal Shahzad, the suspect in the failed plot to bomb New York City's Times Square, has told U.S. investigators that he received bomb-making training at a camp in Pakistan's Waziristan region. Given the botched, even amateurish nature of Shahzad's attempt -- he forgot to take the keys to his getaway car, for instance -- many observers are now asking: What exactly does one learn at a terrorist training camp? First of all, today's terrorist training camps are not what they used to be. Sprawling al Qaeda camps complete with such amenities as firing ranges, like Tarnak Farms near Kandahar, Afghanistan,...
  • 'From Now On, the Main Targets of Our Fidaeen [Suicide Bombers] Are American Cities'

    05/11/2010 2:22:58 AM PDT · by STD · 132 replies · 4,349+ views
    MEMRI ^ | 5/03/10 | MEMRI
    TTP Leader Hakimullah Mehsud Declares: 'From Now On, the Main Targets of Our Fidaeen [Suicide Bombers] Are American Cities' The first, which the YouTube page titled "Hakeemullah Mehsud is Alive and Healthy and Delivering news about Attacks on USA," is 2:17 long, and shows a still satellite image of North America with a still image of Hakimullah Mehsud. Speaking in Urdu, he states that the date is April 19, 2010 and threatens bombings in U.S. "states & cities"; as he speaks, explosions are shown taking place across the map. (To view this clip on MEMRI TV, visit http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/2463.htm. NOTE: You...
  • Awlaki Strikes Again

    05/10/2010 5:22:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies · 168+ views
    Investors.com ^ | May 10, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    War On Terror: The world's most dangerous man — Anwar Awlaki — just got more dangerous with news he also inspired the Times Square terrorist. More must be done to take out this menace. The U.S.-born Muslim cleric, who's believed to be al-Qaida's top recruiter in the West, also radicalized the Fort Hood shooter and the Christmas crotch-bomber. Awlaki privately ministered to some of the 9/11 hijackers as well. Now it turns out that confessed New York car bomber Faisal Shahzad is a fan and follower of Awlaki. He joins a growing list of homegrown terrorists who fell under the...
  • Obama says no country can curb terror alone

    05/09/2010 11:51:36 AM PDT · by advance_copy · 14 replies · 464+ views
    Stressing the need for collaborative international efforts for a successful fight against terrorism, US President Barack Obama has said no single country can curb the menace entirely on its own. “We just recently had an attempted terrorist act in New York and it’s a signal I think that whether these activities are happening in Moscow or they’re happening in New York, that countries have to work together to make sure that these terrorists are apprehended, that their networks are destroyed, that their sources of financing dry up,” he told a Russian TV channel in an interview. “And no single country...
  • Rise of the mini Qaedas: What the Times Square bomber taught us

    05/09/2010 3:59:06 AM PDT · by Scanian · 9 replies · 427+ views
    NY Post ^ | MAUREEN CALLAHAN
    For all the confusion about who Faisal Shahzad is and how he got that way, there is one sure thing the failed Times Square bomber has shown us: The future of terrorism. “Our threat picture in the US just got a lot more complicated,” says Ben Venzke, CEO of IntelCenter, a private group specializing in counter-terrorism that works with American and European military and intelligence agencies. In short, it’s no longer just al Qaeda aiming to strike within the United States: “Now we have half-a-dozen or more very skilled groups looking to execute attacks,” he says. “Even getting close is...
  • The prez who cried 'lone wolf'

    05/09/2010 3:54:49 AM PDT · by Scanian · 14 replies · 901+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 9, 2010 | Michael Goodwin
    ONE of the most troubling tics of Team Obama is the frantic rush to de clare that every terror attack on American soil is carried out by an isolated individual with no connection to al Qaeda or other groups. It was the gist of their rapid response to the failed airline bombing on Christmas Day, to the Fort Hood shooter and, most recently, to the plot by Faisal Shahzad to set off a car bomb in Times Square. On the surface, the aim is obvious: to minimize the fear that radical Islamic organizations have penetrated homeland defenses. The working assumption...
  • Bombing Suspect’s Route to Citizenship Reveals Limitations

    05/08/2010 9:54:44 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies · 568+ views
    nytimes.com ^ | May 7, 2010 | NINA BERNSTEIN
    When Faisal Shahzad took his oath of citizenship a year ago, swearing to “support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies,” he seemed the model of a legal immigrant success story. Moving from one coveted visa to the next over a decade, he had acquired an M.B.A., a decent job, a wife and two children and a fine suburban home. Now that he has admitted driving a car bomb into Times Square, every step of his path to citizenship is under fresh scrutiny. One key question is when Mr. Shahzad turned against...
  • Feds raid radical Islamic center owned by terror front

    05/08/2010 10:05:15 PM PDT · by antiobamacare · 7 replies · 664+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | May 8, 2010
    It remains a mystery: Where did the alleged Times Square terrorist – a Muslim man with an apparent zeal for Islam – go to mosque? The Council on American-Islamic Relations says it surveyed the mosques in suspect Faisal Shahzad's home state of Connecticut and concluded Shahzad did not worship at any of them and therefore was not religious. "I've asked everyone, 'Have you seen this person, have you heard of this person?'" said Mongi Dhaouadi, spokesman for CAIR's Connecticut chapter. "And the answer is 'no.'" WND, however, has learned that federal agents investigating the alleged car bomber paid a visit...
  • Times Square bomb suspect had links to terror preacher

    05/08/2010 11:31:01 AM PDT · by opentalk · 28 replies · 1,077+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 07 May 2010 | Damien McElroy
    A suspect accused of attempting to plant a bomb on New York's Times Square has ties with the Islamic preacher who inspired a US soldier to kill 12 comrades at Fort Hood and the Christmas Day would-be bomber. Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistani-born US citizen has told interrogators that he been inspired to take up the cause of al Qaeda and radical Islam by the internet messages of Anwar Al-Awlaki, a Yemen-based imam. Awlaki, who was born in America, was accused of grooming Nidal Hasan in a series of emails before the US soldier opened fire at the Texas military base...
  • Ellis Henican Says Shahzad Had a 'Cocktail of Motivations' And Media Is Just Being 'Understanding'

    05/08/2010 1:37:06 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 13 replies · 466+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse/Fox News ^ | May 08, 2010 | Michael
    Fox News Watch discusses the media's sympathy for the Times Square bomber and debate Ellis Henican on whether his main motive was Islam or the fact that his house was in foreclosure, like so many other Americans who don't try to blow things up. Ellis Henican tried to explain the media's apparent sympathy by saying they are just "trying to get inside the mind of this madman" through "understanding." He added that he believes Shahzad came to "these horrible acts through a cocktail of motivations." Jim Pinkerton sarcastically responded, "Now we know why all the millions of people who had...
  • Mark Steyn: Faisal Shahzad, Subprime Terrorist?

    05/08/2010 9:22:46 AM PDT · by neverdem · 31 replies · 1,250+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | May 8, 2010 | Mark Steyn
    Faisal Shahzad, Subprime Terrorist?Well, one way of falling behind with your house payments is to take half a year off to go to Pakistan and train in a terrorist camp.  The story of the Times Square bomber reads like some Urdu dinner-theater production of Mel Brooks’s The Producers that got lost in translation between here and Peshawar: A man sets out to produce the biggest bomb on Broadway since Dance a Little Closer closed on its opening night in 1983. Everything goes right: He gets a parking space right next to Viacom, owners of the hated Comedy Central! But then...
  • The anti-conspiracy theorists

    05/08/2010 3:49:39 AM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies · 456+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 8, 2010 | Rich Lowry
    Sometimes a conspiracy is a conspiracy. If it's the first step toward mad ness to see connections between random events when there are none, what is it to pretend that undeniable connections don't exist? After the failed Times Square car bombing, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano immediately opined that it was a "one-off." Sen. Chuck Schumer chimed in, "The odds are quite high that this was a lone wolf." Translation: Nothing to see here, just a random crazy and a failed plot of no larger consequence. Soon enough, Faisal Shahzad, a 30- year-old US citizen, had been arrested en route...
  • Clerk: Shahzad Seemed a Typical "American Guy" (Turn bomber into a domestic terrorist alert)

    05/07/2010 6:42:40 AM PDT · by Thurston_Howell_III · 13 replies · 320+ views
    A man who sold accused Time Square bomber Faisal Shahzad fireworks said the alleged terrorist seemed like a "typical, average American guy."
  • It's the jihad, dummy.

    05/07/2010 3:29:13 AM PDT · by Scanian · 4 replies · 217+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 06, 2010 | David Paulin
    What motivated Faisal Shahzad to attempt to explode a car bomb in Times Square? Might it have anything to do with radial Islam, jihad, and anti-Western hatred? Nope. Not according many media outlets. Consider a story in today's Connecticut Post, a Bridgeport-based newspaper that's one of the state's largest dailies. It provides fascinating insights on what set off Shahzad -- insights that come from James Monahan, a clinical psychologist and associate professor of criminal justice at the University of New Haven. "Maybe he (Shahzad) was the runt of the litter; the child who couldn't meet his parents' expectations," Monahan told...
  • Miranda and Public Safety

    05/07/2010 12:40:25 AM PDT · by SmartInsight · 18 replies · 443+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 7, 2010 | Charles Krauthammer
    "(Law enforcement) interviewed Mr. Shahzad ... under the public safety exception to the Miranda rule. ... He was eventually ... Mirandized and continued talking." -- John Pistole, FBI deputy director, May 4 All well and good. But what if Faisal Shahzad, the confessed Times Square bomber, had stopped talking? When you tell someone he has the right to remain silent, there is a distinct possibility that he will remain silent, is there not? And then what? But let's assume you're wedded to the civilian law-enforcement model, as is the Obama administration. At least make an attempt to expand the public...
  • Times Square Bombing Suspect Dug Farmville

    05/04/2010 1:54:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies · 1,271+ views
    GamerCrave ^ | 5/4/2010
    Okay, so I’m not sure how Wonkette got a hold of the above image, but apparently it’s a screenshot Faisal Shahzad’s Facebook page. The main suspect in an attempted bombing of Times Square last Saturday night was supposedly a fan of Farmville, enough at least to join the group “Farmville Cows.” If the evidence is accurate, then Shahzad was one of more than 3.5 million people who’ve devoted themselves to the bovines of Farmville, asserting their dominance over the 1.8 million-strong Farmville sheep. And judging from the couple other pages listed — a mayor and a restaurant in Pakistan —...
  • Faisal Shahzad: connecting the dots

    05/06/2010 8:32:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies · 350+ views
    The Punjab Express Tribune ^ | May 7, 2010 | Adil Jawad
    Karachi: The usual suspects are being rounded up but so far, no luck. Problem is, no one is ready to believe 30-year-old Faisal Shahzad when he claims he is solely responsible for the attempted bombing of Times Square in New York City. And so, investigators in Pakistan and the US continue to sift through the chaff for that one elusive grain of wheat. Across Pakistan, the Special Investigation Group of the Federal Investigation Agency is poring over Shahzad’s telephone records. The team is said to include anti-terrorism experts who have received specialist training in Pakistan and America and have been...
  • But What If Shahzad Opted To Clam Up?

    05/06/2010 5:47:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 303+ views
    Investors.com ^ | May 6, 2010 | CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
    “(Law enforcement) interviewed Mr. Shahzad ... under the public safety exception to the Miranda rule. ... He was eventually ... Mirandized and continued talking.” John Pistole, FBI deputy director, May 4 All well and good. But what if Faisal Shahzad, the confessed Times Square bomber, had stopped talking? When you tell someone he has the right to remain silent, there is a distinct possibility that he will remain silent, is there not? And then what? The authorities deserve full credit for capturing Shahzad within 54 hours. Credit is also due them for obtaining information from him by invoking the "public...
  • Pakistan Taliban may be linked to New York car bomb suspect: US officials (Retraction?)

    05/06/2010 2:08:57 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 12 replies · 486+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 6 May 2010 | MARK MAZZETTI AND SCOTT SHANE
    WASHINGTON: American officials said that it was very likely that a radical group once thought unable to attack the United States had played a role in the bombing attempt in Times Square, elevating concerns about whether other militant groups could deliver at least a glancing blow on American soil. Officials said that after two days of intense questioning of the bombing suspect, Faisal Shahzad, evidence was mounting that the Pakistani Taliban, had helped inspire and train Shahzad in the months before he is alleged to have parked an explosives-filled sport utility vehicle in a busy Manhattan intersection on Saturday night....