May 18, 2011, - 3:07 pm
Investigator: NY Muslim Terrorists FBI Said Weren’t, Part of NY-Based Ring Targeting Synagogues, Incl Chabad HQ
Last week, I told you about Ahmed Ferhani and Mohammed Mamdouh, the New York Islamic terrorists who targeted synagogues and bought grenades and ammunition to carry out their attack. The FBI declined to investigate them, denying they were actually Islamic terrorists. Apparently the grenades, guns, ammunition, and plans to dress up as Orthodox Jews were just for a Muslim Halloween party in May. As I also noted, authorities said the men were “not connected to any terrorist group.” But it appears–based on their plans–that they were followers of another well-known New York-based Islamic terrorist who has inspired several attacks on synagogues throughout the U.S. Our friend, terrorism investigator, Bill Warner, made the very important connection.
Ferhani/Mamdouh & Khattab: Were They Inspired by Him?
Florida-based Private Investigator Bill Warner has been the go-to guy on RevolutionMuslim.com, a jihadist website that promotes Islamic terrorist attacks on Americans. Warner has gotten a number of Al-Qaeda-linked and other terrorist websites hosted in the U.S. shut down and has been nationally recognized in the media for doing so. He’s not in the federal government, but if he were running things, a lot more Islamic terrorists in our midst would be caught and their operations shut down. Warner has also been the lead investigator in terms of information on Youssef Al-Khattab, a former New York cabbie, who instructed followers to target synagogues dressed as Orthdox Jews, particular Chassidic Orthodox Jews. Khattab applauded the Fort Hood massacre, saying the soldiers deserved to die.
Both Ferhani and Mamdouh are from Queens, as is Khattab. And Warner notes that the Ferhani/Mamdouh plot is right out of Khattab’s and the RevolutionMuslim website’s playbook, urging Muslims to dress up as Orthodox Jews and target synagogues, including the “770 synagogue,” which is a very clear reference to the world headquarters of the Chabad Lubavitch Movement of Chassidic Jews–the largest and fastest growing movement in Judaism worldwide. The address of the synagogue and world headquarters is 770 Eastern Parkway, located in the Crown Heights section of New York.
Were Ferhani and Mamdouh targeting the synagogue at 770 Eastern Parkway? We don’t know for certain because New York authorities still won’t identify the synagogue that was targeted. But I believe Bill Warner is right. Khattab has inspired Muslim attacks in synagogues in New York, Chicago, and elsewhere, and the Queens connection, as well as dressing up as Orthodox Jews–both from Khattab’s handbook of terrorist attacks. The Chicago synagogue that was attacked is attended by one of this site’s readers and friends.
Given all of this, it’s incredible that the FBI declined to investigate this case and claimed these guys were “just aspirational, not operational” terrorists. Clearly, the “work” of Youssef Al-Khattab makes him the Anwar Al-Awlaki on U.S. soil, inspiring Islamic terrorist attacks on synagogues. Ignoring it is frankly malpractice. Apparently the FBI needs to drop the “I” from the acronym, because they simply aren’t doing any of that when Jews and synagogues are involved.
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