This piece shows how the mainstream media is both actively obfuscating and highly ignorant of the jihad ideology. The fact that this man is a Muslim and a jihadist, not that he is a Pakistan native, is the reason why he plotted these actions. But which one shows up in the AP headline? Of course our Politically Correct masters wouldn’t have that any other way.
Then down at the end of the article we hear about Siraj’s “naivete and ambivalence about the plot.” Evidence? That he said he had to ask his mother whether or not he could go ahead.
That’s not naivete and ambivalence. That’s Islamic practice. Siraj may have had this hadith in mind:
Abdullah b. ‘Anir reported that a person came to Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) and sought permission (to participate) in Jihad, whereupon he (the Holy Prophet) said: Are your parents living? He said: Yes. Thereupon he (the Holy Prophet) said: You should put in your best efforts (in their) service. (Sahih Muslim, bk. 032, no. 6184)
“Pakistan Native Tried in NYC Subway Plot,” from AP, :
NEW YORK – A Pakistani immigrant, angered by the war in Iraq and the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, wanted to punish Americans in 2004 by bombing one of New York City’s busiest subway stations, a police informant testified Monday at a conspiracy trial.
Shahawar Matin Siraj vowed to “teach these bastards a lesson,” the informant, Osama Eldawoody, told jurors on the trial’s first day in federal court in Brooklyn.
In his opening statement, prosecutor Todd Harrison said Siraj considered several potential targets including the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge before settling on the Herald Square subway station, located beneath Macy’s flagship department store.
“In the summer of 2004, he could barely pass a bridge or subway station without planning to place a bomb there,” Harrison said.
Defense attorney Martin Stolar claimed his client was entrapped by Eldawoody while the informant was trying to infiltrate a Brooklyn mosque.
The government “created a crime where none previously existed,” Stolar said.
Siraj, 23, and alleged co-conspirator James Elshafay drew diagrams of the subway station before being arrested on Aug. 27, 2004, on the eve of the Republican National Convention….
Eldawoody, 50, said he met Siraj at a Muslim bookstore where the defendant worked. When the conversation turned toward jihad, or religious war, Siraj asked him about making a nuclear bomb, he said.
“I told him it’s very hard to find nuclear material,” he said….
In his opening, Stolar said Siraj had no interest in violence until the informant approached him with photos of prisoners being abused at Abu Ghraib and told him it was his duty as a Muslim to retaliate….
Stolar said Siraj’s naivete and ambivalence about the plot is apparent on a videotape shot by a camera planted inside the informant’s car. In the video, the lawyer said, his client tells the informant and Elshafay that before he can go forward, “I have to check with my mother.”