December 28, 2011, - 12:01 pm
As I’ve repeatedly said before, American Muslims are NO different than Muslims on the streets of Riyadh, Cairo, Benghazi, and Bint Jbeil. They are just as extreme, and the American border is a fiction of convenience for them, NOT something that magically moderates them. That some of them may wear Levis or a business suit or eat at halal McDonald’s and shop at Target or Islamic Wal-Mart doesn’t make them more “Western” or any less supportive of HAMAS and Hezbollah. Far too many of them are Muslims first, second, and 124th. And so it goes with the friends of Abdel Hameed Shehadeh.
Shehadeh, a terrorist wannabe caught by the NYPD and questioned by the feds in Hawaii, outed a number of his Muslim friends and neighbors in New York, all of them involved in terrorist activity, whether it was fundraising or some other way of enabling jihad in America. (Read the Federal Criminal Complaint against Shehadeh.) Oh, and like many of his co-jihadists, Shehadeh tried to infiltrate the U.S. military and nearly succeeded but for a lie about some trips he made. You can bet, if he was straight-forward about trips overseas, he’d have been inducted and probably blown up some American soldiers by now. And one of the jihadists he named is already in the U.S. Army. Unfortunately, the New York Daily News, which has a document that is now under seal in federal court, is protecting the identities of the Muslim terrorism enablers in our midst. Details below:
A Terrorist wanna-be from Staten Island ratted out dozens of people he called pro-jihadists in New York and Hawaii after he was arrested by the FBI-NYPD Joint Terrorist Task Force, it was revealed Tuesday.
Abdel Hameed Shehadeh was a fount of information when lawmen interrogating him last year in Honolulu showed him more than 40 photos of possible evildoers, according to court papers filed in Brooklyn Federal Court.
Shehadeh’s lawyer is seeking to suppress the 22-page FBI report in which Shehadeh spills his guts.
The alleged rogues’ gallery he describes includes Brooklyn teachers of the Islamic orthodoxy Salafism, a livery cab driver, an Ethiopian Muslim in the U.S. Army and a College of Staten Island student who attended a fund-raiser at Brooklyn College for a terrorist.
Others he ID’d had delivered pro-jihadist speeches at mosques or ranted in online chat rooms, he said, and included a reputed member of the terror group Hamas who lives in Syracuse.
Most bizarre is the homeless husband-and-wife — she comes from a wealthy family and he drives a luxury BMW sedan — who watched a beheading video with Shehadeh, according to an FBI report.
Shehadeh recalled attending a lecture at the Brooklyn Islamic Center in 2008 with someone named “Omar” and a second man who peddled pro-jihad T-shirts. “Almost everything [Omar] and his friend . . . talked about was jihad,” the report states.
The names of the persons of interest are being withheld by the Daily News because Shehadeh’s claims could not be independently confirmed.
Shehadeh’s lawyer publicly filed the FBI report as part of a motion to suppress his client’s post-arrest snitching and statements about his own radicalization.
Yup, unfortunately, the NY Daily News won’t release the names of these people to protect Islam and Muslims who are working to support terrorists from within our borders. I looked in the court file and tried to get the document (so I could publish it for you), which was supposedly publicly filed, but it is suppressed and under seal. One wonders, therefore, how the Daily News got it, unless Shehadeh’s lawyer got the court to seal it after he realized he screwed up and filed it publicly.
The Brooklyn-born Shehadeh, 22, is charged with lying to the feds about a failed attempt to travel to Pakistan and join the Taliban.
He also tried to join the U.S. Army himself, but was rejected because he failed to disclose his overseas trips.
“At some point after stopping the interview, Shehadeh was asked what he was thinking about. (He) answered, ‘How much I incriminated myself,’ ” Special Agent John Tinning and Detective Angel Maysonet wrote.
Yes, he did incriminate himself . . . and many of our so-called “moderate” Muslim neighbors. So, why is the New York Daily News protecting and shielding them from public scrutiny?
You know if this was a mafia trial or implicated some white males, the names would be published and out there.
So much for the “public’s right to know.” It apparently only applies if there aren’t Muslims involved.
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