#MyJihad in New York: Florida Muslim planned jihad mass murder at crowded NY landmark

He wanted to carry out a jihad attack in a crowded area in New York, so as to murder as many infidels as possible — perhaps a jihad-martyrdom suicide bombing, so that he could claim the Qur’an’s promise of Paradise to those who “kill and are killed” for Allah (Qur’an 9:111).

Will the Islamophobia never end? “Prosecutors: Fla. man planned NY terror bombing,” by Curt Anderson for the Associated Press, December 18 (thanks to Lookmann):

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Pakistani-born man wanted to avenge the deaths of U.S. drone attacks in Afghanistan by blowing up a New York City landmark but lacked the money and materials to carry out the plan, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Karen Gilbert said at a bail hearing that Raees Alam Qazi, 20, researched bomb-making techniques on Internet sites affiliated with al-Qaida, including one using Christmas tree lights, and the FBI recorded phone calls and conversations linking Qazi to a purported “lone wolf” plot.

“He fully intended to do this, and thankfully he didn’t have enough money,” Gilbert said. Referring to casualties in U.S. drone attacks, she added: “He wants to avenge those deaths and kill people.”

Qazi traveled to New York last month in hopes of getting a job to fund his terrorist plans, Gilbert said, but wound up sleeping in public transportation, a mosque and in restaurants, and riding a bicycle around the city looking for potential targets. He then decided to return home on a Greyhound bus and was arrested after arriving back in South Florida, she said.

Qazi, a naturalized U.S. citizen who attended local Florida public schools, confirmed many elements of the plot in a statement to FBI agents after his arrest in late November, Gilbert said. Investigators also found bomb-making and related components at the Qazi family home in Oakland Park, as well as explosives research evidence on a computer used by Qazi.

Qazi is charged along with his brother, 30-year-old taxi driver Sheheryar Alam Qazi, with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction in the U.S. Both have pleaded not guilty to the charges, which carry a potential life sentence if the men are convicted of both counts….

Gilbert said Raees Qazi was the intended operative, using either a suicide attack or a remote-control device to kill people in a crowded place such as New York’s Times Square, a Broadway theater or perhaps on Wall Street. The elder Qazi supported his brother financially and logistically with the knowledge that Raees was planning a terror attack, the prosecutor said.

In one conversation recorded by the FBI, Sheheryar Qazi compared his brother to a “lone wolf, like the Times Square bomber.” Gilbert said Sheheryar Qazi was referring to Faisal Shahzad, who unsuccessfully attempted to detonate a bomb at the New York landmark in May 2010. In another recorded conversation, Sheheryar Qazi says that his brother “wasn’t going to be in this world long.”

Raees Qazi’s attorney, Daniel Ecarius, tried to persuade the judge to allow his release on bail, noting that Qazi had made money by selling bicycles on the Internet, had no criminal past and had already relinquished his passport. Ecarius suggested Qazi could be released on house arrest with electronic monitoring, but Gilbert urged the judge to keep him locked up.

He wanted to carry out an attack. If he is released from custody, he will,” she said.

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  1. says

    “But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.” — Revelation 21:8

    This certainly describes islam and company …

  2. says

    The bus ads are foundationally superb, but I have wondered why we don’t have a large electronic listing on Timesquare, detailing each and every
    Islamic attempt at slaughtering others and those that do slaughter others.
    The religionofpeace.com superbly lists all the jihad attacks but it’s time for all the attempted attacks be included, and in bright lights.
    I wonder how this might be done, but seriously…. don’t we actually need something like this?!?
    We are getting the oily, unctuous poisoned dhimmi articles, the excuses and misdirections, and it would seem, that merely listing all these attacks and would be attacks and attackers would be more than self explanatory

  3. says

    #MyJihad in New York: Florida Muslim planned jihad mass murder at crowded NY landmark
    ……………………

    “#MyJihad”, above, is a wry reference to *this* bit of ludicrous Taqiyya:

    “Hamas-linked CAIR applies cosmetics to the concept of jihad”

    http://www.jihadwatch.org/2012/12/hamas-linked-cair-applies-cosmetics-to-the-concept-of-jihad.html

    Meanwhile, of course, actual Jihad savagery continues apace, as this story shows.

    More:

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Pakistani-born man wanted to avenge the deaths of U.S. drone attacks in Afghanistan by blowing up a New York City landmark but lacked the money and materials to carry out the plan, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday.
    ……………………

    Izzat so? And what reason did Osama bin Laden have, since there were no Anti-Jihad drone attacks in 2001?

    The fact is that New York City is the greatest, most recognizable city in the United States”and arguable the greatest, most recognizable city in Kuffardom”and *that* is why it’s a target. The rest is just the “grievance de jour”…

    It is also the site of the most horrific act of Jihad terror of our times”and every little Jihadi dreams of hitting New York City, just as his vile coreligionists did on 9/11…

    More:

    Qazi traveled to New York last month in hopes of getting a job to fund his terrorist plans, Gilbert said, but wound up sleeping in public transportation, a mosque and in restaurants, and riding a bicycle around the city looking for potential targets. He then decided to return home on a Greyhound bus and was arrested after arriving back in South Florida, she said.

    Qazi, a naturalized U.S. citizen who attended local Florida public schools…
    ……………………

    Oh boy! Aren’t we glad that this fine, upstanding Muslim is now a U.S. citizen?

    And unemployed Jihadist…and his being unemployed actually turned out to be a saving grace, because otherwise he *would* have been exulting over dead Americans, rather than just dreaming about it…

    More:

    In one conversation recorded by the FBI, Sheheryar Qazi compared his brother to a “lone wolf, like the Times Square bomber.”
    ……………………

    What does it matter whether these Jihadists are “lone wolves” or not? They both wanted to blow up crowded New York landmarks, just like their more organized brethren in Al Qaida. Hey, they’re all going to the same Mosques and reading the same Qur’an…