I’ve been keeping this news item in my email box for a couple of weeks.
Man Pleads Guilty in NY Terror Case – WNBC.com (April 3)
Mahmud Faruq Brent, of Gwynn Oak, Md., pleaded guilty to one count of material support for terrorism on Monday in federal court in Manhattan. Brent admitted traveling to Pakistan to receive military and terrorism training at a Lashkar-e-Taiba camp and then returning to the United States.
When Brent entered court, some of his 40 or so relatives and friends who had gathered shouted “Allahu Akbar.” After the hearing, a few shouted “We love you” as Brent was led away. On secret recordings made by the FBI, Brent allegedly said going to the camp was “one of the better decisions in my life.”
Hmmm.. “Allahu Akbar.” Wasn’t that what the Imams were also shouting on that airplane a couple months back? Coincidence, I’m sure…
Well I’m posting on the NY terror case today because I noticed this news yesterday: Ohio Man Charged of Assisting Al-Qaeda – Washington Times.
A federal grand jury has indicted a U.S. citizen on charges of joining al Qaeda and conspiring to bomb European tourist resorts and U.S. government facilities and military bases overseas. The investigation of Christopher Paul, 43, of Columbus spanned four years, three continents and at least eight countries, FBI agent Tim Murphy said today.
Mr. Paul trained with al Qaeda in the early 1990s, according to the indictment issued yesterday. It says he told al Qaeda members in Pakistan and Afghanistan that he was dedicated to committing violent jihad.
“The indictment of Christopher Paul paints a disturbing picture of an American who traveled overseas to train as a violent jihadist, joined the ranks of al Qaeda and provided military instruction and support to radical cohorts both here and abroad,” Assistant U.S. Attorney General Kenneth Wainstein said.
And now I’d like to reference my exchange with commenter “Kevin” earlier this week. You see, Kevin, these Americans DO have something to worry about and SHOULD have their civil liberties infringed on because they ARE terrorists trying to KILL YOU. So far, you still haven’t provided one example of (according to you) the FBI is “illegally using the Patriot Act” to go after American Citizens.
In a world war being waged on our civilization, I know most Americans agree that we have to sacrifice something for the good of all. Kevin and those like him want to pretend these people are not in this country trying to kill us, and instead blame the President for destroying our nation. Bizarro World, folks.
Oh, and pssssssst…. neither of these terror suspects are Christians or Jews. I guess they are what the French would call “bands of youths.”