Tuesday, June 22, 2010

American Muslim terrorist admits he is a "Muslim Soldier"

Admitted terrorist Faisal Shahzad, the U. S. Citizen who constructed and planted the Time Square bomb, told U.S. District Judge Miriam Cedarbaum in Federal Court that he was "a Muslim soldier". "One has to understand where I'm coming from," he said in an unusual departure from tightly scripted guilty pleas, with his defense attorney and prosecutors sitting in silence in federal court in Manhattan. "I consider myself ... a Muslim soldier."
According to the Associated Press news story appearing in today's newspapers, Shahzad told the court that his plot to commit terrorism in the United States began three months after he became a citizen. He traveled to Pakistan in 2009 to seek out training from the Taliban.
"During the trip, he said he sought and received five days' training in explosives from the Pakistani Taliban in the lawless Waziristan region before returning to the United States in February to pursue a one-man scheme to bring death and destruction to New York."
Federal prosecutors told the court Faisal Shahzad received cash payments while in Pakistan in the amounts of $5,000 on February 25, 2009 and another $7,000 on April 10, 2009. Shahzad confessed in court  that the Taliban also gave him another $4,000 when his training was over.
These admissions leave little doubt that the attempted terrorist bombing in Times Square was an act of war financed by a foreign terrorist organization in spite of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's denials to the contrary. Liberal politicians like Bloomberg seem to have a problem placing blame on the right people. Bloomberg, in an interview with CBS's Katie Couric, initially said the bomb was likely planted by “somebody with a political agenda who doesn't like the health care bill or something. It could be anything.” Could be “anything,” but the first thing Bloomberg thinks of are those who don't like ObamaCare, presumably conservatives or Tea Party activists, as Newsbusters commented.
Newsbusters writer Brent Baker also mentioned in an update to his story:
****UPDATE: Speaking on Stephanie Miller's radio show, MSNBC's Contessa Brewer offered yet more misguided liberal pontifications on the would-be bomber's motives:
"I get frustrated...There was part of me that was hoping this was not going to be anybody with ties to any kind of Islamic country.
...There are a lot of people who want to use terrorist intent to justify writing off people who believe in a certain way or come from certain countries or whose skin color is a certain way. I mean they use it as justification for really outdated bigotry"
It is bad enough to be at war with terrorists on our own soil when the government refuses to admit it but when the mainstream news media seem to act like they were doing spin control to cover up for the acts of terrorism it begins to look like a conspiracy.

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