The ideological kinship doesn’t matter to them, because it’s Obama administration policy to ignore and deny the existence of that ideology. And so they focus on whether or not he was in actual contact with foreign jihad terrorists, and pay no mind whatsoever to the spread of the jihad ideology among Muslims in the United States.
“Chelsea bombing: FBI seek 2 who removed IED for questioning,” by Bart Jones, Newsday, September 21, 2016:
…According to a journal recovered after his arrest and contained in a federal complaint Tuesday, Rahami wrote of “Brother Osama bin Laden,” declared “Death To Your OPPRESSION,” and worried he’d be caught before he could carry out a suicide attack….
The court filings provided a trove of new details about Rahami’s background and possible motivations for the Chelsea bombing — so far elusive to investigators. The New York complaint revealed that a family member took a cellphone video of Rahami igniting an incendiary object at his Elizabeth home just two days before the Saturday bombings….
And it was not enough to pack gunpowder and other material into an explosive device. The bomb that detonated on 23rd Street was packed with ball bearings and steel nuts for a maximum lethal outcome, according to the complaint.
The court filings also again underscored the similarities between Rahami’s alleged actions and those of the Boston Marathon bombers in 2013. Like the Boston plotters, Rahami crafted crudely made pressure-cooker bombs.
The Chelsea explosions wounded 29, ratcheted up fears among already on-edge New Yorkers and added another security concern for the NYPD, days before the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in Manhattan. An explosion in Seaside Park, New Jersey, on Saturday, also the work of Rahami, authorities said, forced the cancellation of a running race, but there were no injuries.
Also Tuesday, the FBI revealed that Rahami’s father told agents two years ago that he suspected his son was a terrorist, but an investigation determined the 28-year-old had no ties to terrorism.
Authorities said Rahami, who remains hospitalized, has not cooperated with investigators. And despite the references to jihad and global terrorism written in his journal, investigators said they have yet to find anything linking Rahami to terrorist groups abroad or any domestic cells.
Another similarity to the events surrounding the Boston bombing emerged Tuesday. Like the Tsarnaev brothers, who carried out the marathon bombings, federal officials had previously known of Rahami.
An FBI spokeswoman said in a statement that the agency “initiated an assessment” of Rahami in August 2014 “based upon comments made by his father after a domestic dispute that were subsequently reported to authorities.”
But the FBI’s probe, based on “internal database reviews, interagency checks, and multiple interviews,” did not reveal any “ties to terrorism,” New York-based FBI spokeswoman Kelly Langmesser said….