Muhammad Yusuf’s mother, Carmen Sosa, says he began changing when he converted to Islam and started reading the Qur’an. Her account here contradicts that of the unnamed New York authorities who said that he wasn’t very religious, and was a drinker and marijuana user. I wonder who knows him better: his mother, or some politically correct, compromised cop inside a willfully blind NYPD?
“Terror suspect Jose Pimentel’s mom says sorry to city: “˜I feel very bad … I thank the police,– by Henrick Karoliszyn, Glenn Blain and Tracy Connor for the New York Daily News, November 21 (thanks to all who sent this in):
The mother of homegrown terror suspect Jose Pimentel says she loves the city “” and her son.
“I want to apologize to the City of New York,” Carmen Sosa, 56, said Monday in the lobby of a Harlem apartment building.
“I love the city. I”ve been here since 1987 and I”m very disappointed with what my son was doing. I didn’t raise him that way.
“I feel very bad about the situation. I thank the police. They did what they”re supposed to do.”
Sosa said her son’s personality began to change after the then-teenager swapped salsa for Islam about five years ago.
“My son was a normal American guy,” she said. “He did what young people do. Then he became a Muslim and he changed.”…
Schenectady County District Attorney Robert Carney said there was nothing in
Pimentel’s court file “speaking to anything about terrorism” “” but the suspect’s mother was getting worried about his fascination with Islam.
When he started reading the Koran in 2001, Sosa wasn’t happy because she’s a Catholic, but she noted that “in beginning, he wasn’t a fanatic.”
“He prayed and went to the mosque,” she said.
Over time, he stopped writing and listening to salsa music and spent his days praying, reading and sleeping.