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Foreclosed On CT Dad Is Muslim Soldier

From an unfazed Associated Press:

Times Square car bomber details his chilling plot

By Tom Hays And Larry Neumeister, Associated Press Writers

June 22, 2010

NEW YORK – Admitted terrorist Faisal Shahzad was so eager to tell how he plotted to kill Americans in Times Square, he went to court with a prepared statement.

U.S. District Judge Miriam Cedarbaum refused to hear him read it Monday, instead challenging the Pakistan-born American citizen to just say "what happened."

In an unapologetic, matter-of-fact courtroom colloquy that followed, Shahzad offered chilling details about how he trained with the Pakistani Taliban to build bombs, then returned to the U.S. to launch an attack that would avenge attacks on Muslims by U.S. forces overseas.

"One has to understand where I’m coming from," he said in an unusual departure from tightly scripted guilty pleas, with his defense attorney and prosecutors sitting in silence in federal court in Manhattan. "I consider myself … a Muslim soldier."

Isn’t it odd? Here we were thinking Mr. Shahzad was just a typical suburban family man from Connecticut, who was upset about being foreclosed on.

Where did we ever get that mistaken impression?

Shahzad, 30, admitted leaving an SUV rigged with a homemade bomb in bustling Times Squares on a warm night on May 1.

In front of a Broadway theater with an audience full of children. Let’s not leave out any of the minor details.

The bomb failed to go off, and the Bridgeport, Conn., resident was arrested trying to leave the country on a Dubai-bound flight two days later.

Suddenly, Mr. Shahzad is just a ‘resident.’ He’s no longer a red blooded American.

Authorities say following his capture, Shahzad voluntarily started talking about the botched bombing right away — a pattern that continued in open court, where he agreed to plead guilty to 10 terrorism and weapons counts without the benefit of a plea deal and with certainty he’d face life in prison.

"I want to plead guilty, and I’m going to plead guilty 100 times over," he said.

Until U.S. forces leave Muslim territory, he added, "we will be attacking U.S."

Of course in our perverted system of jurisprudence, a confession is now tantamount to a ‘get out of jail free’ card. Just wait until we hear from the ACLU and the rest of the America-hating legal system.

Shahzad traced his plot to a 2009 trip to Pakistan that began only three months after he received his U.S. citizenship…

The timing of which is surely coincidental.

The indictment said he received $5,000 in cash on Feb. 25 from an unnamed coconspirator in Pakistan and $7,000 more on April 10, sent at the co-conspirator’s direction. Shahzad said in court Monday that the Pakistani Taliban also gave him more than $4,000 when he left training camp

The judge kept up a steady back-and-forth with Shahzad…

She…pressed him on how he could target U.S. civilians if his goal was to retaliate against U.S. forces, asking of the potential in Times Square that night, "Did you look around to see who they were?"

"Well, the people select the government," Shahzad said. "We consider them all the same. The drones, when they hit …"

Cedarbaum interrupted again: "Including the children?"

Again, as the media refuses to note, Mr. Shahzad’s car bomb was parked directly in front of the entrance to ‘The ‘Lion King,’ which would have been letting out from a Saturday matinee at the time the bomb was scheduled to go off.

Shahzad answered: "Well, the drone hits in Afghanistan and Iraq, they don’t see children, they don’t see anybody. They kill women, children, they kill everybody. It’s a war, and in war, they kill people. They’re killing all Muslims."

Later, he added: "I am part of the answer to the U.S. terrorizing the Muslim nations and the Muslim people. And, on behalf of that, I’m avenging the attack. Living in the United States, Americans only care about their own people, but they don’t care about the people elsewhere in the world when they die."

Remember, we are told by Democrat political leaders and the rest of the media that ‘terrorism’ (if they use the term at all) is really just a police matter. It isn’t a war.

Funny, how the enemy doesn’t see it that way.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Foreclosed On CT Dad Is Muslim Soldier”

  1. Mithrandir says:

    At some point the Obama administration, the ACLU, and the liberal media are going to have this guy apologize for saying the word “Muslim” “Terrorism” in the same speech.

    How dare he openly admit the truth that Muslims are aggressively targeting any and all Americans, and are not the “Religion of Peace” they have been hammering us to believe.

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