This one is really going to leave New York Mayor de Blasio and other New York City authorities scratching their heads: they will be wracking their brains trying to figure out how a pious young man instructed in the Religion of Peace could have become such a spectacular misunderstander of Islam. Does he have an ex-girlfriend in Chelsea? Was he “mentally unstable”? What, oh what, could have driven him to kill?
“Chelsea bombing suspect spent weeks at Islamist seminary in Pakistan,” by Kathianne Boniello, New York Post, September 25, 2016:
The alleged New Jersey terrorist charged with trying to blow up Chelsea last weekend with homemade bombs spent weeks getting an “Islamic education” at a Pakistani seminary, according to a report.
Ahman [sic] Khan Rahami spent three weeks in Kuchlak, an area described as a longtime “hub” for the Taliban, in 2011, a security official inside the country told the Guardian.
Rahami, 28, attended lectures at the Kaan Kuwa Naqshbandi madrasa.
US authorities have been tight-lipped with details of Rahami’s trips to Pakistan, acknowledging he was married during a visit to Quetta.
Security agencies inside Pakistan have tried to “hide all details” of his visits to Quetta, one anonymous official told the Guardian….