November 21, 2011, - 12:58 pm
As you probably heard over the weekend, the NYPD arrested Islamic terrorist, Jose Pimentel a/k/a Muhammad Yusuf, a convert from the Dominican Republic who planned to bomb U.S. soldiers, post offices, and police stations. He’d already taken steps to make the bombs, buying the supplies at Home Depot and elsewhere, and he ran an Islamic hate site from his apartment. He also tried to contact the late Anwar Al-Awlaki, the Islamic cleric who inspired many similar plots by American Muslims against their fellow Americans. But, per usual, the FBI–Famous But Incompetent and Forever Buttkissing Islam–declined to investigate Pimentel/Yusuf and claimed he wasn’t a threat. Hey, where have we heard that one before?
Muhammad Yusuf a/k/a Jose Pimentel Was Building Bombs, But FBI Called Him Harmless
This is more evidence that, despite Muslim protests, the NYPD investigations of the Islamic community are working and stopping them from killing more Americans in New York City (for now). The problem is that most of us in the rest of America don’t have an NYPD. Instead, we must rely on the FBI, which ignores danger like this. Oh, and while you read this, note that there is the usual terrorist’s neighbor who says, “But he was such a swell guy.” Uh-huh. Sure, he was. Also, we get the usual “lone wolf” BS we always get with Islamic terrorists in our midst. Um, none of these guys are lone wolves. What they, in fact, are: loyal Muslims following the natural progression of their religion’s directives against the rest of us. That’s not the phenomenon of a “lone wolf.” It’s acting in concert with 1.8 billion fellow believers and moral supporters around the world, many of them on U.S. soil.
Federal authorities declined to pursue a case against an “al-Qaida sympathizer” accused of wanting to bomb police stations and post offices in New York City because they believed he was mentally unstable and incapable of pulling off the alleged plot, two law enforcement officials said Monday.
New York Police Department investigators sought to get the FBI involved at least twice as their undercover investigation of Jose Pimentel unfolded, the officials said. Both times, the FBI concluded that he wasn’t a serious threat, they said.
The FBI concluded that 27-year-old Pimentel “didn’t have the predisposition or the ability to do anything on his own,” one of the officials said.
The officials were not authorized to speak about the case and spoke on condition of anonymity. The FBI’s New York office declined to comment on Monday. New York City authorities said that the FBI was involved in the case, but did not specifically say they declined to pursue the charges.
“We just believed that we couldn’t let it go any further. We had to act,” said Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly.
New York authorities said Pimentel was motivated by terrorist propaganda and resentment of U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. Authorities said police had to move quickly to arrest Pimentel on Saturday — because he was approximately one hour from being able to detonate explosives.
“He was in fact putting this bomb together,” Kelly said. “He was drilling holes and it would have been not appropriate for us to let him walk out the door with that bomb.”
The suspect was being held after his arraignment on numerous terrorism-related charges. . . . The unemployed U.S. citizen was born in the Dominican Republic and later converted to Islam. They said he was energized and motivated to carry out his plan by the Sept. 30 killing of al-Qaida’s U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.
“He decided to build the bomb August of this year, but clearly he jacked up his speed after the elimination of al-Awlaki,” Kelly said.
He plotted to bomb police patrol cars and postal facilities, targeted soldiers returning home from abroad, and also talked of bombing a police station in Bayonne, N.J., authorizes said.
New York police had him under surveillance for at least a year and were working with a confidential informant; no injury to anyone or damage to property is suspected, Kelly said. In addition, authorities have no evidence that Pimentel was working with anyone else.
“He appears to be a total lone wolf,” the mayor said. “He was not part of a larger conspiracy emanating from abroad.”
Pimentel, also known as Muhammad Yusuf, was denied bail. . . . Pimentel was accused of having an explosive device Saturday when he was arrested, one he planned to use against others and property to terrorize the public. The charges accuse him of conspiracy going back at least to October 2010, and include first-degree criminal possession of a weapon as a crime of terrorism, and soliciting support for a terrorist act.
Kelly said a confidential informant had numerous conversations with Pimentel on Sept. 7 in which he expressed interest in building small bombs and targeting banks, government and police buildings.
Pimentel also posted on his website trueislam1.com and on blogs his support of al-Qaida and belief in jihad, and promoted an online magazine article that described in detail how to make a bomb, Kelly said. . . .
Alexis Smith, 22, who lives in an apartment in the same building as Pimentel, said she was shocked that he was a suspect in a terrorist plot. “He was always very courteous to us,” she said, adding that Pimentel helped her carry groceries and luggage into the building.
Hey, let’s hear it for the courteous terrorist who helps out with carrying the groceries and luggage! A guy bent on killing a lot of American police and soldiers would never ever do that, right?
I wonder how courteous Ms. Smith would think he was if her brother or father was blown up by the guy.
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