May 29, 2007, - 9:59 am
By Debbie Schlussel
**** UPDATE: Video (scroll down, left-hand side) and Transcript of the Brian Morganstern interview on CNN are up (scroll down). ****
It’s official: One of the two Circuit City clerks (it’s actually two, not one), who caught and tipped off law enforcement about the Fort Dix Six, is Brian Morganstern.
He appeared, this morning, on CNN’s “American Morning” (video of the interview is not yet up on the CNN site).
Now, look for CAIR and every other Islamofascist group to dig up every detail of Morganstern’s life as they seek to take him down to save their jihadi terrorist buddies in the Fort Dix Six (really ten, but four are getting away with it).
More from Associated Press:
An electronics store clerk credited with making the tip that broke up an alleged plot to kill soldiers at Fort Dix went public Tuesday, saying he spent a day pondering his suspicions before going to authorities.
Speaking on CNN’s “American Morning,” Brian Morganstern described how two men brought him a videotape to transfer to DVD in late January 2006.
He said he went home from his Circuit City store that night and told his family what he had seen on the video: Ten men at a firing range with handguns, rifles and what he thought were fully automatic rifles. Authorities later said they were chanting in Arabic “God is Great.”
He said he did not know if he should breach the privacy of the customers, who seemed like ordinary guys.
“It was more of a moral dilemma at that point,” Morganstern told CNN.
The next day, he said, he talked to his managers at the Mount Laurel store, then called police, sparking a 15-month investigation that led to the arrests on May 7 of six men accused of plotting the attack on the Army installation being used largely to train reservists bound for Iraq.
First, Mount Laurel police visited the Circuit City to see the video. They asked Morganstern to make a copy, which was passed on to state Homeland Security investigators, then the FBI.
In about a month, an FBI informant had infiltrated the alleged plot. . . .
A Circuit City spokeswoman, Jackie Foreman, confirmed Tuesday that Morganstern was the tipster. Law enforcement authorities did not immediately return telephone calls from The Associated Press seeking comment.
Circuit City has said there were actually two employees who made the tip. The other has not been named publicly, and officials haven’t detailed what role that person played.
Morganstern told CNN the U.S. Attorney’s Office had asked him not to divulge certain details of from the video.
The clerk, who remained anonymous until his interview Tuesday, was celebrated as a hero by officials and in the media across the country. He received a proclamation of thanks from the Mount Laurel Police Department.
But that’s not how Morganstern sees his action:
“I don’t feel like a hero,” he said. “I feel like I did the right thing. I feel like I did the right thing, but I think the real heroes are the men and women overseas and the people in our law enforcement who handled the situation.”
G-d Bless Brian Morganstern for doing the right thing in this age of political correctness and Islamist retribution.
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