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?
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?