Planes have bombed Pearl Harbor. President Roosevelt said that authorities were trying to determine their motive, and cautioned against painting all Japanese with a broad brush and blaming them all for the actions of a few.
This is a war. The motive of Ahmad Khan Rahami couldn’t possibly be clearer. It is called “jihad,” it primarily means warfare against unbelievers, and is a core tenet of the Islamic religion, Any federal or New York official who is trying to determine Rahami’s motive today should be fired, and, if we had sane administrations in Washington and New York, would be.
“U.S. probing Afghan-born bomber’s motive, foreign travel,” by Joseph Ax and Mica Rosenberg, Reuters, September 20, 2016:
LINDEN, N.J. (Reuters) – U.S. investigators were looking on Tuesday for clues to why an Afghanistan-born man might have planted bombs around the New York area over the weekend, including whether the suspect had accomplices or was radicalized overseas.
Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, was arrested on Monday in Linden, New Jersey, after a gun battle with police. They were summoned by a neighborhood bar owner who thought the bearded man sleeping against his closed tavern’s front door in pouring rain resembled the bombing suspect….
The suspect’s foreign trips were coming under scrutiny, with U.S. media reporting that he had traveled to Pakistan and his native Afghanistan multiple times. Police were looking into whether he was radicalized during that time.
U.S. security sources have confirmed that Rahami underwent secondary screening after returning from foreign travel in recent years and passed on every occasion.
Travelers coming from Afghanistan and Pakistan, which both have a strong Taliban presence, are routinely required to undergo secondary screening.
“There could have been a more intensive holding and screening in that situation,” U.S. Senator Angus King, an independent from Maine, told CNN. “The problem is what happened next didn’t really go into any depth.”
Rahami’s wife left the United States a few days before the bombings, CNN reported on Tuesday, citing a law enforcement source.
‘ACT OF TERROR’
Authorities did not offer any immediate information on the possible motives of Rahami, whom Union County prosecutors charged with five counts of attempted murder in the first degree and two second-degree weapons charges….
More charges were expected to be brought against Rahami in federal court. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called the Saturday night bombing “an act of terror.”…