TALK ABOUT HAVING 9 LIVES, OR AT LEAST THREE …
19 year old Mason Wells is either lucky or a lightening rod for trouble. The teenager has actually survived three brushes with terrorism.
An American injured in the Brussels terror attacks has already been impacted previous terror attacks in Boston and Paris, his family said.
Mason Wells, 19, was injured in the bombing at the Brussels airport along with two other American Mormon missionaries who had gone to help check in other missionaries who were traveling to the U.S.
Wells suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon, shrapnel injures, as well as second- and third-degree burns on his face and hands after the bombing, his father Chad Wells told ABC News.
The teen missionary had previously been impacted by other terror attacks in Paris and Boston.
“This is his third terrorist attack,” Chad Wells said, noting he was with his son just a block from the Boston Marathon bombing.
“This is the third time that sadly in our society that we have a connection to a bomb blast,” Wells told ABC News. “We live in a dangerous world and not everyone is kind and loving.”
College Student Munther Omar Saleh Arrested in Queens, NY … Supporting Islamic Terrorism & Plotting Terror Attack in NYC
FEDS ARREST MUSLIM COLLEGE STUDENT IN QUEENS, NY …
20 year old college student Munther Omar Saleh has been arrested by the federal authorities in Queens, NY for platting to commit a terror attack in New York City. According to court reports, in September, Saleh posted a message on Twitter that said Al Qaeda was “getting too moderate”, and in February, a message praising the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, “for their high end videos, great weaponry and quality fighters”. Saleh is a student at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology in Queens. The complaint also states, that on May 7, “Saleh emailed himself information from the Internet regarding the construction of a pressure cooker bomb.”
The father claims that his son was set up and was doing simple internet searches like any other 20 year old. Yup, just like any other Muslim sympathizer doing searches of pressure cookers, how to make bombs, firearms, ammunition, drones, bullet proof vests and NYC tourist attractions. Oh yeah, and he endorsed the Charlie Hebdo massacre, the burning to death of a Jordanian pilot and the beheading of a Chinese journalist. Yup, just your typical misunderstood kid.
Munther Omar Saleh
According to court documents, the 20-year-old espoused jihadist beliefs online and openly supported ISIS activities via Twitter, including the Charlie Hebdo massacre in France, the burning to death of a Jordanian pilot and the beheading of a Japanese journalist. He also allegedly tweeted support for the terror attack in Garland, Texas in May.
Saleh landed on federal authorities’ radar after allegedly loitering on the George Washington Bridge on two consecutive days in March, Carlin reported. He was spotted by a Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police officer, WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported.
A further investigation into Saleh’s activities uncovered possible plans to detonate an explosive device in New York City on behalf of the terror group, court documents said.
Investigators claim he also used his personal computer to search topics ranging from weapons and pressure cookers, to eluding police and disguises.
The specific searches allegedly included, “construction of a pressure cooker bomb,” “firearms,” “ammunition,” “bulletproof vests,” “drones,” and “New York City landmarks and tourist attractions.”
In May, an informant posing as a terrorist sympathizer said he spoke to Saleh, who reportedly said “I’m in NY and I’m trying to do an Op.”
JURY DECIDES FATE OF BOSTON MARATHON BOMBER DZHOKHAR TSARNAEV … SENTENCED TO DEATH
The sentences is is … Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been sentenced to death. In the end, what else was the jury going to hand down as a punishment for this terrorist who took part in the Boston Marathon in 2013? His goal was to kill as many men women and children as he could. The punishment meets the crime. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had previously been found guilty on all counts and now came time for his punishment. Despite the best efforts of the defense team and Sister Helen Prejean to convince the jury that Tsarnaev was remorseful of his heinous acts, thankfully the jury did not take the bait. If this was not a death sentence case, what is? The last thing anyone ever needed to hear was that his terrorists punishment was 3 square meals a day, cable TV and demands to have access to pray to Mecca 5 times a day. In the end there was no more appropriate punishment than death. According to accounts, Tsarnaev showed no emotion as he learned his fate and stood with his hands clasped in front of him, his head slightly bowed. He faces death by lethal injection. Personally, I say lets bring back “sparky” for this dirt-bag.
Two years after bombs in two backpacks transformed the Boston Marathon from a sunny rite of spring to a smoky battlefield with bodies dismembered, a federal jury on Friday condemned Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for his role in the 2013 attack.
In a sweeping rejection of the defense case, the jury found that death was the appropriate punishment for six of 17 capital counts — all six related to Mr. Tsarnaev’s planting of a pressure-cooker bomb on Boylston Street, which his lawyers never disputed. Mr. Tsarnaev, 21, stood stone-faced in court, his hands folded in front of him, as the verdict was read, his lawyers standing grimly at his side.
Immediate reaction was mostly subdued.
“Happy is not the word I would use,” said Karen Brassard, who suffered grievous leg injuries in the bombing. “There’s nothing happy about having to take somebody’s life. I’m satisfied, I’m grateful that they came to that conclusion, because for me I think it was the just conclusion.”
BOSTON BOMBING VERDICT: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Guilty on All 30 Counts in Boston Marathon Bombings … Now Jury Must Decide Whether He Gets Death Penalty or Life in Prison
Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev found guilty on all counts … GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been found guilty on all counts!!! It took the jury of seven women and five men 11½ hours of deliberations to reach their verdict, longer than it takes to run the Boston marathon. The convicted bomber never once looked at the jury as their verdicts were read. In the end, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is guilty as sin for his crimes committed at the 2013 Boston Marathon and the ensuing acts that took place. As if that was ever in doubt. There was a mountain of evidence and some crimes are just so heinous that it is just a matter of the jury methodically going through the legal paperwork.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev VIDEO: The guilty counts, one-by-one
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, his face a blank, stood with his head bowed and his hands clasped as the guilty verdicts tolled one after another for what seemed like an eternity: Guilty of using weapons of mass destruction, guilty of bombing a place of public use, guilty of conspiracy and aiding and abetting. Guilty, guilty, guilty: The word was spoken 32 times.Yes, the jury said, Tsarnaev caused the deaths of Krystle Campbell, Martin Richard, Lingzi Lu and Sean Collier. Yes, it was murder. And so, the word “yes” was spoken 63 times, each time making Tsarnaev eligible for the death penalty.
From start to finish, it took 26 minutes for the jury to announce its verdict in the Boston Marathon bombing trial: Tsarnaev didn’t skate on a single charge. He now stands guilty of all 30 counts, 17 of which could send him to death row.
If hearing the verdicts seemed overwhelming, that paled in comparison to seeing and hearing evidence behind them: awful images and sounds. The jury saw bombs explode and tear people apart. They saw streets splashed crimson with blood and littered with severed limbs and body parts. They heard the cries of the injured, and witnesses told them how people tended to the dying and gravely injured, unaware of their own injuries as they tied belts around the mangled limbs of friends and strangers alike.
17 of the 30 counts that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty of on Wednesday are punishable by death. The question now becomes should Dzhokhar Tsarnaev rot in prison or rot in hell. Personally, I would choose Hell.
Now that a jury has convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on all charges, even more is at stake in the next phase of the federal trial: The same 12 people must decide whether the 21-year-old lives or dies.
Tsarnaev was found guilty Wednesday of 30 counts against him, including conspiracy and deadly use of a weapon of mass destruction. Seventeen of those charges are punishable by death.
“In a crime of this magnitude, what American citizen wouldn’t ask, `What would drive a person to do this?’ And, as a juror, the question becomes, what answer would satisfy you?”
During the penalty phase, which could begin as early as Monday, prosecutors will provide evidence of aggravating factors they believe support the death penalty. They’ve already listed several aggravating factors, including the killing of a child and the targeting of the marathon because of the potential for maximum bloodshed.
A U.S. jury found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty of the Boston Marathon bombing, and his own lawyer admitted it in court, but a relative said Thursday that she remains convinced that he and his now-dead elder brother had no reason to carry out such a terrorist attack.
Tsarnaev was found guilty on Wednesday of all 30 counts against him, and now the same jury in Boston must decide whether he should be sentenced to death or to life in prison.
Roza Tsarnaeva, a 66-year-old cousin of Tsarnaev’s father, told The Associated Press in Chechnya that she is “completely convinced that they were not guilty of this.”
“When something happens the first thing you have to do is ask ‘who needs this?’ These boys didn’t need this,” she said. “They never saw war, they were little when they arrived in the U.S. and grew up there.
“No one in the Tsarnaev family, none of the relatives, ever took part in the military campaigns in Chechnya” in which separatists, some of them radical Islamists, fought two wars against Russian troops, she said.
Tsarnaeva claimed that the Boston bombing was “the doing of the American secret services, although with what aim I don’t know.”
Two New York City Women (Noelle Velentzas & Asia Siddiqui) Arrested in Connection with Home Grown Terrorist Bomb Plot
BECAUSE ISLAM IS A RELIGION OF PEACE …
Two New York City women, 28 year old Noelle Velentzas and 31 year old Asia Siddiqui, were arrested at their Queens homes early Thursday during a police and FBI sting operation. It is reported that the two women were influenced by ISIS and the Boston Marathon bombing. According to the complaint, the women “researched and acquired some of the components of a car bomb, like the one used in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing; a fertilizer bomb, like the one used in the 1995 bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City; and a pressure cooker bomb, like the one used in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.” The two female terrorists were reportedly going to attack police amnd military funerals.
The disturbing allegations were contained in court papers describing the latest homegrown terror plot thwarted by the FBI and the New York Police Department.
Noelle Velentzas and Asia Siddiqui were arrested at their Queens homes early Thursday following a sting operation using an undercover officer wearing a wire. Officer searching the homes recovered items including three gas tanks, a pressure cooker, fertilizer, handwritten notes on the recipes for bomb making and jihadist literature, court papers say.
Velentzas, had been “obsessed with pressure cookers since the Boston Marathon attacks in 2013” and made jokes alluding to explosives after receiving one as a gift, according to a criminal complaint citing one of the secret recordings made by the undercover who managed to befriend the pair.
The arrests show U.S. authorities “are committed to doing everything in our ability to detect, disrupt, and deter attacks by homegrown violent extremists,” U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch said in a statement. “As alleged, the defendants in this case carefully studied how to construct an explosive device to launch an attack on the homeland.”