The FBI and NYC police have arrested a 4 man home grown terror cell who were plotting to bomb two Bronx synagogues and planning to shoot a plane out of the sky. According to reports, the four had been the subjects of a year long investigation in which FBI agents posed as terrorist supporters linked to Al Qaeda willing to provide C-4 explosives and a Stinger missile. Their mission was to create a “fireball that would make the country gasp.” As The Weekly Standard states, The good news is they were snitched on and caught. The bad news is they’re all U.S.-born:
So much for there being no being a war on terror. Would the current White House have considered this a “Not-Overseas Contingency Operation.”
James Cromitie (also known as Abdul Rahman) is the alleged leader of the plot
From the Jawa Report, the men arrested were four African Americans, three of the men are reported jail house converts to Islam and all are residents of Newburgh, about 60 miles north of NYC.
The four men have reported aliases: James Cromitie, also known as Abdul Rahman; Onta Williams, also known as Hamza; David Williams, also known as Daoud; and Laguerre Payen, also known as Amin.
It would appear that this was not just a random, wanna be terrorist effort on the part of these four men in their efforts to harm America. Instead as referenced by Macsmind, this home grown terror cell was a product of jailhouse terror recruiting efforts of which Homeland Security has a study.
Not likely just wannabes, more than likely of the jailhouse recruiting efforts terrorist abroad. Homeland Security study here.
“Research suggests that many prisoners began their incarceration with little or no religious calling, but converted during their imprisonment. According to the FBI, some of these prisoners may be vulnerable to terrorist recruitment. The purpose of this research is three-fold: (1) to collect baseline information on non-traditional religions in United States correctional institutions; (2) to identify the personal and social motivations for prisoners’ conversions to these faith groups; and (3) to assess the prisoners’ potential for terrorist recruitment.”
Thankfully the FBI thwarted this terrorist attack before it began. Exit Question: Would HLS Secretary Janet Napolitano like to make another apology for her comments regarding right-wing ex-military Vets being a threat to the United States?
UPDATE I: The FBI said the Muslim suspects were angry and full of hate for America
“Hatred of the West. The leader of the group, James Cromitie was concerned about deaths at the hands of the U.S. military in Afghanistan,” and also expressed anti-Jewish sentiment, Joseph Demarest the head of the New York FBI said.
According to the criminal complaint, Cromitie said “I hate those f-ing Jewish bastards.” He bragged that it would be a “piece of cake” to bomb a Jewish Center in Riverdale, according to the complaint.
He said his father lives in Afghanistan and he was upset about U.S. military presence there.
UPDATE II: After seeing the terror plot just twarted after it appears that the terror cell formed via a jailhouse, would you want A top al-Qaida suspect held at Guantanamo Bay will be sent to New York for trial?