Even though Shahzad settled on Times Square, to whom did the information on other targets go? “Times Square bomb suspect eyed other targets, official says,” from CNN, May 18:
New York (CNN) — The man accused of attempting to set off a car bomb in Times Square considered other targets in and around New York before the failed attack, an investigator said.
Faisal Shahzad, 30, pondered attacks on Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Terminal, the World Financial Center and Connecticut helicopter manufacturer Sikorsky, going so far as to case some of the targets, a senior counterterrorism official with oversight of the investigation said Tuesday.
Dressed in a gray sweatsuit, free of handcuffs, Shahzad appeared before a federal magistrate on Tuesday afternoon to hear the charges against him. As he walked into courtroom, Shahzad gave a slight smile to his public defender, Julia Gatto. At the end of the hearing, Gatto requested that Shahzad be served halal food — prepared according to Islamic dietary laws — while jailed.
That is: “Please go to extra trouble on the taxpayer dime to respectfully accommodate the belief system under whose orders (cf. Qur’an 9:5, for starters) my client tried to commit mass murder.”
Of course, the politically correct dogma currently in force prevents most in the justice system from acknowledging that Islam has anything to do with jihadist terrorism. But, if for no other reason than fiscal responsibility: How about some Tofurky?