Sunday, September 18, 2016

In Reporting on the Latest Incident of Terrorism in NYC, the New York Times Does Its Best to De-Islamize a Previous Terrorist Act

We don't yet know who's responsible for planting two bombs--one of which exploded, injuring 29--in New York City yesterday. And while one can perhaps understand why Mayor de Blasio and the New York Times would be extra-cautious in assigning blame at this early state, there is absolutely no excuse for this whitewash of an earlier incident:
The closest New York has come to an attack was in 2010, when the police found a crude car bomb of propane, gasoline and fireworks inside a sport utility vehicle in Times Square. Although the device had apparently started to detonate, there was no explosion.
Reading this, you would never know that the person responsible for this "crude car bomb" was one
Faisal Shahzad, a 30-year-old Pakistan-born resident of Bridgeport, Connecticut, who had become a U.S. citizen in April 2009.[5] He was arrested after he had boarded Emirates Flight 202 to Dubai at John F. Kennedy International Airport.[5][6][7][8][9] He admitted attempting the car bombing and said that he had trained at a Pakistani terrorist training camp, according to U.S. officials.
Curbing the urge to rush to judgment: sure thing. But it's no rush to judgment when the incident occurred six years ago.

1 comment:

Earl said...

Best to get this on your blog record (apologies for wikipedia):

On October 5, 2010, Shahzad was convicted and sentenced by federal judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum of the Southern District of New York to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.[73][74][75] When asked by the judge, "Didn't you swear allegiance to this country?" Shahzad, a naturalized U.S. citizen, replied, "I sweared, but I didn't mean it."[76] Shahzad, wearing a white prayer cap, smiled and said "Allahu Akbar" after hearing his sentence. He said he would "sacrifice a thousand lives for Allah."[77][78] He predicted that "War with Muslims has just begun," and that "the defeat of the US is imminent, inshallah [God willing]."[77][79][80]

When asked by the judge at his trial as to how he could justify planting a bomb near innocent women and children, Shahzad responded that US drone strikes "don't see children, they don't see anybody. They kill women, children, they kill everybody."[81][82] Shahzad is serving his life sentence at ADX Florence, a supermax facility in Colorado where the most dangerous inmates in the federal prison system are held. It is part of the Florence Federal Correctional Complex.[83]

A real piece of work, a committed jihadist and a sterling example of taqiyyah in action.