Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Now we know why the New York City Police Dept. wasn't interested in coordinating their latest Muslim bomb maker investigation with the FBI.

This just posted by Jihad Watch from a story in the UK Guardian newspaper. Updating my commentary from yesterday on same subject.
Keystone Kops: FBI twice declined to investigate NY jihad bomb plotter Muhammad Yusuf Why did they conclude he wasn't a serious threat? 

Perhaps because he had no ties to al-Qaeda or some other jihad terror groups. He was just a guy with lengthy collections of jihad hadiths on his website. And that's just religious verbiage, right, FBI? No one pays attention to that stuff, eh?
"New York bomb suspect Jose Pimentel not a serious terror threat: FBI sources," by Karen McVeigh for the Guardian, November 21 (thanks to Pamela Geller):
The FBI did not pursue a case against an alleged al-Qaida sympathiser accused of plotting to blow up police and military personnel because it believed he was mentally unstable and incapable of pulling it off, officials said on Monday. Investigators from the New York Police Department, which announced the arrest of Dominican-born US citizen Jose Pimentel, 27, at a press conference late on Sunday night, sought to involve the FBI at least twice.
But both times the FBI concluded he wasn't a serious threat, according to officials who spoke to the Associated Press.
Pimentel "didn't have the predisposition or the ability to do anything on his own," said one of the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity....
On a YouTube channel linked to him, Pimentel – who also goes by the name Muhammad Yusaf – he describes himself as a "Sunni Muslim brother" from the Dominican Republic living in Harlem, whose interests include "watching videos of YouTube, working out, reading and learning all aspects of the only true religion of all the prophets: Islam."
How did he end up misunderstanding his peaceful religion so spectacularly? Imam Rauf? Mr. Hooper? Mr. Aslan? Mr. Schwartz? Anyone? Anyone?
And maybe this answers my question about why this convert to Islam (or any other convert to this phony religion of peace) suddenly became a radical hater of America. Also from today's post in Jihad Watch and the best quote of the day: “My son was a normal American guy,” she said. “He did what young people do. Then he became a Muslim and he changed.”...
Mother of NY jihad bomb plotter: "My son was a normal American guy....Then he became a Muslim and he changed." 

Muhammad Yusuf's mother, Carmen Sosa, says he began changing when he converted to Islam and started reading the Qur'an. Her account here contradicts that of the unnamed New York authorities who said that he wasn't very religious, and was a drinker and marijuana user. I wonder who knows him better: his mother, or some politically correct, compromised cop inside a willfully blind NYPD?
"Terror suspect Jose Pimentel’s mom says sorry to city: ‘I feel very bad ... I thank the police,’" by Henrick Karoliszyn, Glenn Blain and Tracy Connor for the New York Daily News, November 21 (thanks to all who sent this in):
The mother of homegrown terror suspect Jose Pimentel says she loves the city — and her son. “I want to apologize to the City of New York,” Carmen Sosa, 56, said Monday in the lobby of a Harlem apartment building.
“I love the city. I’ve been here since 1987 and I’m very disappointed with what my son was doing. I didn’t raise him that way.
“I feel very bad about the situation. I thank the police. They did what they’re supposed to do.”
Sosa said her son’s personality began to change after the then-teenager swapped salsa for Islam about five years ago.
“My son was a normal American guy,” she said. “He did what young people do. Then he became a Muslim and he changed.”...
Schenectady County District Attorney Robert Carney said there was nothing in Pimentel’s court file “speaking to anything about terrorism” — but the suspect’s mother was getting worried about his fascination with Islam.
When he started reading the Koran in 2001, Sosa wasn’t happy because she’s a Catholic, but she noted that “in beginning, he wasn’t a fanatic.”
“He prayed and went to the mosque,” she said.
Over time, he stopped writing and listening to salsa music and spent his days praying, reading and sleeping.

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