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May 4, 2010

So It Wasn't An 'Angry White Guy' - Just Another 'Islamic' Terrorist

Topics: Police Brutality and Corruption

image6458013x_370x278.jpgOn May 2nd we wrote when we posted on the Taliban's claim of responsibility for the failed VBIED bombing attempt in NYC that Taliban or not, Islamothug or "angry white guy" - as was first suggested from a report on a video that was plastered on TV screens all over the world whatever the case, we'd almost rather it be the "angry white guy," since we'd hate to find out that Muslim terrorists had now brought a life of VBIEDs has now come to America.

Well, it wasn't "an angry white guy - it was just another Muslim terrorist and he's 30 year-old Faisal Shahzad, a naturalized United States citizen from Pakistan (the thanks we get for letting this Muslim scumbag into our country and making him a U.S. citizen).

From the NYT: Arrest Made in Times Square Bomb Case:

Federal agents and police detectives arrested a Connecticut man, a naturalized United States citizen from Pakistan, shortly before midnight Monday for driving a car bomb into Times Square on Saturday evening in what turned out to be an unsuccessful attack, Justice Department officials announced.

The man, Faisal Shahzad, 30, was taken into custody at Kennedy Airport on board an Emirates flight to Dubai, according to the airline and an early-morning statement Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. delivered at the Justice Department in Washington.

Two other passengers were removed from the plane, Emirates said, but it was unclear whether they were connected with the bombing attempt.

Mr. Shahzad was believed to have recently bought the 1993 Nissan Pathfinder that was found loaded with gasoline, propane, fireworks and fertilizer in the heart of Times Square, a person briefed on the investigation said.

[...] "Over the course of the day today, we have gathered significant additional evidence that led to tonight's arrest," Mr. Holder said. "The investigation is ongoing, as are our attempts to gather useful intelligence, and we continue to pursue a number of leads." He continued, "But it's clear that the intent behind this terrorist act was to kill Americans."

Given the administration's inclination to label Islamic terrorism for what it is, it's a bit of a step forward for Eric Holder to at least admit that the VBIED bombing attempt was "terrorism."

At this point Shahzad is "alleged" to be the failed bomber but he was arrested at JFK Airport where FBI agents said he was attempting to leave the country to go to Dubai, apparently fleeing the country. And as Ed Morrissey points out, from Dubai, Shahzad could have disappeared anywhere in the world.

Thanks to a botched bomb design, though, the US already knew his name and have leads on his accomplices. ABC reports that three people close to Shahzad are under investigation for any part they may have played in this plot. And while Janet Napolitano continues to downplay the possibility that the Taliban backed this plot, evidence of overseas involvement continues to surface...
My guess, and surely yours, is that, contrary to Napalitano's (and therefore the administration's) knee-jerk state of denial, the plot has tentacles all the way to Pakistan, and likely elsewhere, and that our naturalized Muslim terrorist didn't act alone here in the U.S.

As usual, Mark Steyn puts all this in it's proper perspective:

Whenever something goofy happens - bomb in Times Square, mass shootings at a US military base, etc - there seem to be two kinds of reactions:
a) Some people go, "Hmm. I wonder if this involves some guy with a name like Mohammed who has emails from Yemen."

b) Other people go, "Don't worry, there's no connection to terrorism, and anyway, even if there is, it's all very amateurish, and besides he's most likely an isolated extremist or lone wolf."

Unfortunately, everyone in category (b) seems to work for the government.

To the traditional who-ya-gonna-believe-me-or-your-lyin'-eyes cliches, Mayor Bloomberg has now added the inspired line that the amateurish loner with no connection to terrorism "didn't like the health care bill". I do hope they ask Faisal Shahzad his views on the individual mandate.

Any moment now, Janet Napolitano will announce that effective immediately it will be illegal to remove your sweat shirt in a public place.

And need I point out that category (b) is run by Barack Obama under whom we've already had many more acts of ISLAMIC terrorism in less than 2 years than we suffered under Bush in 8. Are you feeling safe yet?

Image credit - Crimesider

Posted by Richard at May 4, 2010 8:30 AM

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