May 26, 2006, - 3:49 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
For those who think that the terror threat on our shores is exaggerated, that Islam is the religion of peace, whose followers here are all loyal Americans, and that 9/11’s 19 men were some sort of aberration, remember the case of Pakistani Muslim immigrant Shahawar Matin Siraj.
On Wednesday, Siraj was convicted of conspiracy to blow up one of New York City’s busiest subway stations. He wanted to bring down the mall above it and also spoke of blowing up the Verrazano Bridge.
Siraj, 23, was arrested with James Elshafay, another plot suspect, on the eve of the 2004 Republican National Convention in NYC. They were carrying diagrams of New York’s Herald Square subay station. He caught the attention of an informant and an undercover police officer , due to his anti-American rants at an Islamic bookstore.
Note this was a NEW YORK COP, NOT an FBI Agent, who noticed the man and foiled the plot. The guys at “Famous But Incompetent” are too busy digging up farms looking for Hoffa–and choosing Islamic terrorists for awards–to discover these kinds of things. The FBI doesn’t like that the NYPD has a large undercover counterterrorist division or that it has sent terrorism experts to learn from the pros in the evil Zionist entity, Israel. Maybe they don’t like it because it’s successful, whereas the FBI’s counterterrorism efforts are, well . . . .
Islamic terrorists in our midst? Yes, sirree, Bob. And plenty of them still out there on the loose.
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