November 21, 2011, - 12:58 pm

FBI Claimed New York Islamic Terrorist Wasn’t Threat, Declined to Investigate

By Debbie Schlussel

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 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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16 Responses

I once had a courteous and friendly neighbor who was a drug dealer, but I always suspected that he was up to no good. We found out for sure when someone came after him and broke down his door in the middle of the night. It’s not always easy to tell who is up to no good and who is not. Always be wary, though.

David on November 21, 2011 at 1:09 pm

When it comes to terrorism the FBI is more concerned about turf wars then actually doing anything. I know someone in Israel who deals with law enforcement agencies around the world on issues of terrorism (He does not deal with things like real time intelligence, but he works on the best way to share information when something does come up, tactics, etc.).

He told me the NYPD has a permanent representative in Israel working on terrorism and the FBI has gone ballistic over this “breach in protocol”.

IAM: I’ve written about that on the site before, including the NYPD representative in Israel.
But it’s not just about turf wars. The NYPD isn’t anti-Israel. The FBI is and has a track record of it. DS

I_AM_ME on November 21, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Why is it always a nearly sure bet to wager that the “lone wolf” perps of these damnable plots are Muslims, but, yet, the scope of the war being waged against civilization remains in a frequency too high for so many to hear?

lee on November 21, 2011 at 3:39 pm

In Florida, they call in the police over two 12 year olds engaging in a public displaying of affection but we can’t be bothered to investigate Islamic terrorists. That tells you something about what the country deems important enough to get the police involved in. Apparently, tween kissing is more dangerous than Islamic terrorists who plot mass murder. In the later case, nothing to see here and its time to move on.

NormanF on November 21, 2011 at 4:04 pm

How many lucky horseshoes does the US have up its butt? Sooner or later, a nice , courteous , “lone wolf” ain’t gonna get caught, and we’ll have another Ft Hood, 9-11, etc.

Not Ovenready on November 21, 2011 at 10:29 pm

Picking up on “Not Ovenready”‘s comment, even the term “lone wolf” is designed to win sympathy for this person.

In addition to the suggestion that by supposedly acting alone, his actions are less serious, the term “lone wolf” is extremely mild in characterizing an accused terrorist. Why is he referred to as a “lone wolf” instead of as an “accused terrorist?”

The reason is that the term “lone wolf”, taken by itself, is not entirely negative. It can sometimes refer to someone who is an individualist, going his own way in the face of opposition from conformists. Although no one is actually saying this in regards to this person, they are deliberately using a term whose negative connotations, to say the least, are muted.

Little Al on November 22, 2011 at 7:13 am

The Fumbling Bureau of Incompetence. Compare this organization of today to the days of true leadership under Hoover. Here’s another governmental organization sinking into the pit of political correctness. At lease Mr. Freeh now has a new gig – investigating child abuse at Penn State. I wonder if he’ll receive an honorary degree? For shame!

Herbster on November 22, 2011 at 10:52 am

Yes, there are so many lone wolves. A wolf pack is composed of individual wolves, but that does not mean that they do not act collectively. These denials border on and cross over the border of malign neglect. It seems that the authorities would prefer seeing Islamic feelings spared, even if it is at the very real risk of creating piles of dead bodies. Is law enforcement any less culpable than a terrorist when they knowingly downplay or ignore widespread terrorist activity? Does not giving a potential victim a false sense of security for the purposes of administrative convenience constitute an offense in and of itself? Would Child Protective Services in any city or county be guiltless if it treated evidence of serious child neglect or abuse as a matter fit for only warning letters and fines? Would there not be a day of reckoning if such ignored offenses led to a dead child or children? Is potential terrorism so much less important than this?

worry01 on November 22, 2011 at 10:54 am


I am inclined to believe that our law enforcement bodies a re suffering from mental deterioration. They do not act as rational and reasonable people at all.

G. R. SCHAROUBIM on November 22, 2011 at 11:12 am

Uh, once again. What happened to ‘share’ button for your articles?

Lance on November 22, 2011 at 12:33 pm

The FBI has NEVER has been competent! Hoover spent 100% of his time looking for cameras to stand in front of. Whenever any outlaw was arrested, he took the credit for it. We have all heard about the “Untouchables”. Their success was not inspited by Hoover. They were an idea of rich businessmen living in Chicago. His jealousness was a hinder to their efforts. When German agents landed on Long Island during World War II, one individual turned in the others. He spent the war in jail. The rest were hung, and Hoover took the credit. The story was how Hoover was the genius who saved America. Total myth.

burt on November 22, 2011 at 1:38 pm

The ones suffering from a mental deficiency are Mayor Bloomberg and the FBI. Let’s also add the Obamanation to the list because he has set the stage for this national incompetence. Thanks once again Debbie, but I too ask what has happened to the share button?

Naomi R on November 22, 2011 at 1:45 pm

Jesus said “take the rod out of your own eye first” Americans are too worried about Islamic terrorists.Why?…God says that when your ways please him he will make even your enemies to be at peace with.The bible says that he who does not take care of his own is worse than an infidel.America should stop sending foreign aid to other countries.America will never have alternative fuel other than Petroleum because God uses this to bless Ismael’s descendants.Jews and Arabs don’t have enough faith to receive grace from god(salvation a grace from god not from works)so god has to show them grace through financial blessings.Debbie Schlussel…why can’t you be more like Johnathan Bernis(Messianic Jew and a beautiful brother in Christ,Morris Cerullo another beautiful brother in Christ,Messianic Rabbi Kirt Schneider, a Jewish believer in Jesus,Sid Roth another beautiful brother in Christ).But noooooooo…you take the low life road and be like Barabbas who started a revolt against the Romans when Jesus told him to forgive them.You are only hurting yourself…you will stand before god one day and he will ask you how did you make the world a better place(you will say I threw dirt at everyone else and soiled my own hands).

Samson Babayan on November 23, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Recently Frontline did a special the Mubai masacre (pardon my spelling), again our “intelligence” was stone eared or maybe too lazy(its not my job, or I’m going to lunch) to act
in dealing with the FBI today, now that it is thoroughly infiltrated with pc’s and co-religionists (putting it mildly) you are playing roulette with lives at stake and if you don”t connect, “well we are busy you know”.. There should be a back up system to asure that someone is checking out what is reported.
Otherwise like dialing 911 you can only pray they bothered to listen and take notes. Miimally all calls should be recorded, transripted and listened to by a seperate office that is required to verify in writing a response within a resonable time.

Ron Wolf on November 23, 2011 at 6:52 pm

Lots of peoples on dis site be criticizing the FBI, calling them incompetants, and what not. But imagine if that other agency, the one that claims to be homeland security, was in charge of “investigating” these terrorists, talk about incompetant! “HSI” should stand for “Homos, Sissies, and Incompetants” and not homeland security investigations. HSI has been turned into a giant, fumbling, joke of an agency, whose management sole purpose is to keep the agency running, and I don’t mean doing their job as investigators, I mean making sure the bills are paid, agents are sitting at their desks, car reports are in, latest badges are handed out, copy machine is running, and they go home at the end of the day; the next day they do exactly the same thing. Some offices, like Chicago, even has a skank ASAC that spends all her evil miserable time (it shows on her face) thinking up ways of screwing with people and talking about them behind their backs, and she forgets that there are a lot of agents out there that knew her when she was just a secretary. Funny, her incompetance has been shown numerous times while an ASAC, but has been covered up. So, all of you critics of the FBI, and no I am not with the FBI, be glad that we at least have them, as “incompetant” as many feel that they are, because it could be a lot worse, having the laughing stock of all federal agencies, HSI, in charge of investigations.

MF Jones on November 25, 2011 at 11:53 am

Add the FBI to the list of departments that we can cut to save money.

Vote Ron Paul if you want to save America!

Ago Solvo on November 28, 2011 at 12:06 pm

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