He was, however, “radicalized” on the Internet, according to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo doesn’t appear to consider even for a second the possibility that he could have been “radicalized” in prison by New York State-certified imams. Inconceivable! But shouldn’t the possibility at very least be investigated?
“Cuomo: Suspect in Rochester New Year’s Eve attack became Muslim in NY prison,” by Teri Weaver, Syracuse.com, December 31, 2015:
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – A man suspected of supporting the Islamic State and planning a New Year’s Eve attack in Rochester became a Muslim while serving in a state prison, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said today.
Federal prosecutors on Wednesday charged Emanuel Lutchman, 25, of Rochester, with attempting to provide material support to terrorists.
The governor said Lutchman had served time for robbery in Attica, which is home to the state-run Wyoming Correctional Facility.
Cuomo said the man “became radicalized” on the Internet.
“You know the Internet has opened a portal for hate coming from the Middle East,” Cuomo told Virginia Butler. “…One of the downsides of the Internet is that it has expedited and facilitated that hate coming right across the oceans and then people access it here.”
The federal complaint says Lutchman is a self-professed convert to Islam who claimed to receive direction from an overseas ISIS member and planned to carry out an attack at a bar-restaurant in the Rochester area on Thursday, the Associated Press reported. The authorities did not name any targets in the attack.
“The plans were for this evening so they executed the arrest and it is sobering news,” Cuomo said, adding that authorities had been tracking the suspect for a while….
The FBI said in a criminal complaint that Lutchman and an accomplice working for the FBI bought knives and a machete for the attack, the Associated Press reported….