“The defendants violated the true tenants of their faith in pursuit of their radical, violent agenda,” said FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge Diego Rodriguez. They violated some tenants? So apparently they are landlords? Have they been charged with rape?
Seriously, what difference does it make if an FBI agent doesn’t know tenants from tenets? He’s paid to catch criminals, not to be a grammarian. But he isn’t paid to be an Islamic scholar or jurist, either, and it is a dismal sign of our stupid times that he thinks it necessary to stipulate that these three jihadis violated the tenets of Islam. He should be studying their beliefs so as to comprehend the jihadis and catch other jihadis more easily, not mouthing politically correct falsehoods that demonstrate that he has no clue as to the motives and goals of the people he has just apprehended despite his refusal (ordered from on high, of course) to understand them.
“Three Brooklyn Residents Charged with Attempt and Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to ISIL,” FBI, February 25, 2015:
Earlier today, a criminal complaint was unsealed in federal court in Brooklyn charging Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev, Akhror Saidakhmetov, and Abror Habibov with attempt and conspiracy to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a foreign terrorist organization. The initial appearances of Juraboev and Saidakhmetov are scheduled for later today before United States Magistrate Judge Lois Bloom at the U.S. Courthouse, 225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, New York. Habibov’s initial appearance will be held later today at the U.S. Courthouse, 300 North Hogan Street, Jacksonville, Florida.
The charges were announced by Loretta E. Lynch, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York; John P. Carlin, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; Diego G. Rodriguez, Assistant Director-in-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), New York Field Office; and William J. Bratton, Commissioner, New York City Police Department (NYPD)….
“As alleged, the defendants looked to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant by flying to Turkey in a vain attempt to evade detection. And one of the defendants was prepared to commit acts of terror here—in America—if he could not travel, to include killing FBI agents. The defendants violated the true tenants of their faith in pursuit of their radical, violent agenda. We rely on help from the community, the public, and religious leaders to be mindful of those who could be radicalized. We cannot do this alone,” said FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge Rodriguez….