“I could be joking and smiling and then cutting their throats in the next second”

Tarik Shah, one of the two American citizens recently arrested for plotting to aid Al-Qaeda, emulates the early Muslim Abu Ad-Darda’, who said, “We smile in the face of some people although our hearts curse them.” “Bx. ‘Qaeda’ Man’s Chilling Boast,” from the New York Post, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:

May 31, 2005 — A Bronx man who wanted to set up an al Qaeda training camp in the United States bragged that he could smile at someone one minute and slit the person’s throat the next, court papers reveal.

Tarik Ibn Osman Shah, 42, made the chilling boast in a meeting with an undercover FBI agent April 1, 2004, near Orlando, Fla., according to a criminal complaint unsealed yesterday.

Shah saw a girl nearby looking at him and he smiled back.

The Bronx man, the son of a Malcolm X lieutenant, then turned to the agent and said, “I could be joking and smiling and then cutting their throats in the next second,” the complaint said.

Shah, a professional jazz bassist, brought along his instrument “so as not to bring attention to himself.” Being a musician was a great cover, he said.

A bassist named Tarik Shah played on a tribute to Billy Holiday recorded by jazz singer Abbey Lincoln, but it could not be confirmed if he is the same person. Shah and a friend, Dr. Rafiq Sabir, 50, a former Harlem doctor who now lives in Boca Raton, Fla., were arrested Saturday and charged with plotting to train and provide medical aid to al Qaeda members.

They face up to 15 years behind bars if convicted.

The complaint said the plot was hatched Dec. 16, 2003, when Shah met with an informant “” who offered to work for the FBI after being convicted of robbery in 1990.

Shah told the informant he wanted to find a place where he could train Muslim “brothers” in hand-to-hand combat, bragging he was an expert in teaching martial arts that are “deadly and dangerous.”

The informant said he had access to a Long Island warehouse Shah might want.

Shah replied that he might have to hang tires in the warehouse because “I teach the brothers how to use swords and machetes.”

He also discussed opening a machine shop “so you wouldn’t have to depend on people to make your gun barrels.”…

Shah and the undercover agent met the following April 1 in Orlando, and the agent asked Shah to make a demonstration videotape and prepare a syllabus on hand-to-hand fighting.

“We are one-hundred percent on the same page,” Shah replied. “Since I was pretty young, [jihad] has always been one of my dreams.”

He said he had trained “a lot of my brothers” who had gone overseas to training camps in Afghanistan and Yemen.

He also said he would like to learn about “chemical stuff,” explosives and firearms at overseas camps, but couldn’t leave the United States because he’s a deadbeat dad.

The next meeting happened May 20. Shah and Sabir swore loyalty oaths to Osama bin Laden.

Shah claimed he and Sabir had been kicked out of a Bronx mosque for trying to teach urban warfare to members.

And I trust that mosque spoke to authorities about him.

He also claimed that the U.S. government was training its agents to pose as Islamic fighters, adding that “the Jews were already doing this.”

Shah’s silver Chevrolet Impala was parked outside his Bronx apartment yesterday. In the back seat was a reminder to buy a DVD of Ward Churchill, the Colorado professor who called 9/11 victims “little Eichmanns.”

Obligatory Neighbors-Said-He-Was-A-Terrific-Guy-Who-Would-Never-Do-Such-A-Thing riff:

Neighbors recalled Sabir, who had a Harlem office before moving to Long Island and then Florida, as a caring man who tried to help people in the neighborhood.

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Comments

  1. says

    “…bragged that he could smile at someone one minute and slit the person’s throat the next…”

    I’ve been trying to tell people about this characteristic of Islamic psychology for years, but every I mention it I have been accused of being racist. Nice to get confirmation from the horses mouth. This is the ultimate in Islamic deception techniques, where the instability caused by believing an internally contradictory ideology is put to deliberate use, but even the lowliest Muslim’s mind is balanced on a knife edge and they can flip to the dark side in an instant.

  2. says

    Tziona,

    Islam institutionalizes deception.

    The doctrine is called taqiyya (deception, keeping one’s convictions secret), and kitman (concealment of malevolent intents). They are used when the muslims are a minority in the society, or when they are militarily weak.

    Now it makes sense: the neighbours always say, “He’s a nice guy.” Plotting bloody mayhem with a polite smile. It’s all in the book.

  3. says

    “He also said he would like to learn about “chemical stuff,” explosives and firearms at overseas camps, but couldn’t leave the United States because he’s a deadbeat dad. My italics

    Which goes back to my earlier post on DW about these men not being the upright family men their propaganda paints them as. And that the movers and shakers are quiet professionals with shocked neighbours.

    Except he “brought his bass with him as cover” I have friends in bands, have been for many years. The bass guitar is generally the heaviest, and serious guitarists are generally very protective of their instruments and carry them about in very hefty cases. Which attract attention. “What you got in there mate, a machine gun?” In his case probably yes.

  4. says

    This is an article from the New York Times yesterday.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/31/nyregion/31suspects.html

    Forgive me if I am repeating ground already covered on JW. This bass playing Tarik Shah is the son of one of Malcolm X’s aids, his Mum is called Marlene Jenkins and
    “Both men had financial problems, failed marriages and children they failed to support, according to interviews and court records. They both, too, had minor scrapes with the police, but nothing like the kinds of charges they now face.

    Mr. Shah had frequented various mosques in Harlem for decades. He was known as a jack of all trades, playing bass in jazz ensembles and teaching martial arts to children. He found creative ways to make money, gaining local popularity for the pies he sold from the back of his car.”
    Gives a whole new slant to the phrase “fell off the back of a lorry.”

    He may not be the same musician who played with Abbey Lincoln, there is also a man of that name who made a good innings for Saraswoti College in Katmanu some years ago. But on Voltaire’s point about music being haram there do seem to be a lot of Muslim names in jazz, converts possibly.
    http://www16.brinkster.com/fitzgera/muslim.htm

  5. says

    “:”He wouldn’t be here if he wasn’t a Muslim,” Mr. Ricco told reporters outside the courthouse”
    Uh no shit sherlock

  6. says

    If, as one of these upstanding Imperialistic Islamists noted, “the Jews are already doing this” [posing as Muslim jihadis to catch guys like these two world-class losers], then it’s time for Woody Allen to take up the fallen standard of Theo Van Gogh and make a film about this new and encouraging trend,- along the lines of his early comedy “Bananas” (about an accidental Castro-esque idiot savant revolutionary). In it, he could play an Austin Power-ish Hebrew superspy recruiting some Semitic cousins -of the current crop of Koranic crazies- to infiltrate and undermine the global Jihad.

    It would have to be a tragicomedy, along the lines of Jean Renoir’s “The Rules of the Game” or Akira Kurosawa’s “Yojimbo”, but the real humorous possibilities are endless.

    (A scene of these double-agents printing up “The Protocols of the Elders of Islam” would be fun.)

    Try to think of a title… (E.G.- “Gee, Had!” or maybe “72 Virgins and 1 Schmuck”?)

    I can already picture favorite-of-the-French Director Allen dressed as a shabby ayatollah!

    (Of course Woody would need a Kevlar neck brace for the Cannes premier, but it would cap a fluctuating career with something profound: a paen to intellectual freedom.)

    Does he have the testicular fortitude?

    C’est possible.

  7. says

    The al-qaeda training manual speaks about doctors…where to locate their offices, etc. I will not use a muslim doctor.
    http://www.usdoj.gov/ag/trainingmanual.htm

    This guy Shah (whose father was a lackey of Malcom X) is a black muslim. They are not considered to be true muslims. The co-operation of back muslims and muslims seems to be “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.”

  8. says

    The Calcutta Quran Petition Ch.3 – “Entire Quan is a Manual on JihAd;” Chl. 8 – “Muslim Ummah is a Military Machine.”

    There is no “good” Islam nor “bad” Islam, nor are there “moderate” Muslims nor “extremist” Muslims, only Islam that is either strictly observed or not. Some day those that claim to be “moderates” will be asked by the more strict observers,”Do you love Allah? Do you love Islam?” We all know the answer and the effect of this interrogation…

  9. says

    “There is no “good” Islam nor “bad” Islam, nor are there “moderate” Muslims nor “extremist” Muslims, only Islam that is either strictly observed or not. Some day those that claim to be “moderates” will be asked by the more strict observers,”Do you love Allah? Do you love Islam?” We all know the answer and the effect of this interrogation…”

    epg, So true.

    Then the Ummah will go from a colloidal solution to a concentrate – a civilization destroying machine.

  10. says

    Music and Islam? Read the following Hadith (saying of Mohammad):

    Hadee’s-e-Qudsi 19:5 (Ahmad) The Prophet said that Allah commanded him to destroy all the musical instruments, idols, crosses and all the trappings of ignorance. Allah said that if a man took even a mouthful of wine, He would make him drink the same quantity of pus of the wounds of the people in Hell.

  11. says

    http://www.nypost.com/news/regionalnews/47475.htm
    BX. ‘QAEDA’ MAN’S CHILLING BOAST

    Shah’s silver Chevrolet Impala was parked outside his Bronx apartment yesterday. In the back seat was a reminder to buy a DVD of Ward Churchill, the Colorado professor who called 9/11 victims “little Eichmanns.”

    NOW WHO SAYS LIBS AREN’T WITH THE ENEMY???

    Part of the American Tribe
    Squirrel Hunter
    Spider Killer
    GOD BLESS THE USA AND HER FIGHTING FORCES AND ALL WHO FIGHT WITH HER GIVE THEM STRENGTH,WISDOM,SIGHT, AND COURAGE TO STAY THE COURSE TO DESTROY ALL ISLAMIC TERRORIST AND ALL WHO SUPPORT THEM AMEN

  12. says

    Catherine,

    Do you earn a living by searching the internet? You’re awfully good at it–I learn a lot from the stuff you post!

  13. says

    Catherine,

    Do you earn a living by searching the internet? You’re awfully good at it–I learn a lot from the stuff you post!

    Posted by: Cubed at June 1, 2005 08:23 PM

    NO
    Just like to go to the links and surf??

    http://www.beecy.net/frank/

    Fighting to imform because the imformed will be prepared for the storm!!

    Just a Redneck gal who loves her SHORT SKIRTS BEER AND WINE AND THINK THEY ARE WORTH FIGHTING FOR!!!

    Part of the American Tribe
    Squirrel Hunter
    Spider Killer
    GOD BLESS THE USA AND HER FIGHTING FORCES AND ALL WHO FIGHT WITH HER AMEN

    PS
    REMEMBER
    a gun in hand is better than 2 cops on the phone!!

  14. says

    A lovely character described in these posts–and Malcolm X and his movement are always presented in such a positive, progressive light. LOL.

  15. says

    A lovely character described in these posts–and Malcolm X and his movement are always presented in such a positive, progressive light. LOL.

  16. says

    Fighting to imform because the imformed will be prepared for the storm!!

    Just a Redneck gal who loves her SHORT SKIRTS BEER AND WINE AND THINK THEY ARE WORTH FIGHTING FOR!!!

    Amen Catherine! Amen!