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So why are New York officials trying to portray him as a partyboy with only a glancing interest in Islam? Why do authorities always do something like this, whenever there is a jihad plot or attack? Why did the official U.S. government report on Nidal Hasan, a mass murderer who shouted “Allahu akbar” as he murdered, and who passed out Qur’ans on the morning of his murders, and who had raised alarm bells among his coworkers for years because of his jihadist sentiments, never mention Islam or jihad?
“Alleged ‘Lone Wolf’ Arrested in New York on Terror Charges,” by Richard Esposito and Mark Schone for ABC News, November 21 (thanks to Nelson):
A Muslim convert arrested for allegedly making bombs in New York City was inspired by radical cleric Anwar Awlaki and was allegedly plotting to attack U.S. servicemen and police officers, according to officials.
A five-count criminal complaint against Jose Pimentel of Washington Heights says that Pimentel planned “to build a bomb and use a bomb to assassinate U.S. servicemen and women returning from active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.”
New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg said during a press conference this evening that Pimentel, an unemployed loner who lives with his mother, also wanted to kill police officers, and called him a “27-year-old al Qaeda sympathizer.”
“We had to act quickly,” New York police commissioner Ray Kelly said, “because he was in fact putting this bomb together.” […]
An American citizen, Pimentel was born in the Dominican Republic and came to the United States at age eight. After converting to Islam, he went by the name Muhammed Yusef.
Pimentel spent much of his time on the Internet, according to sources, and maintained a radical website called TrueIslam1. The website contains a link to the bomb-making article in “Inspire.”
Pimentel first came to the attention of authorities in May 2009, when he was living in Schenectady, N.Y. He returned to New York City in January 2010. Authorities say they have been tailing him for more than a year.
He has a prior arrest for criminal possession of stolen property.
Pimentel rarely left his home, authorities said, except to buy coffee and cigarettes — one cigarette at a time, when he couldn’t afford a pack — and to smoke. His mother did not let him smoke in the apartment.
He also smoked marijuana and drank, according to authorities, and only attended Muslim religious services infrequently.