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NYT: ‘US Citizen’ Convicted For Subway Plot

Buried in the ‘NY/Region’ section of the New York Times:

Terror Defendant Convicted in New York Subway Plot

Published: May 1, 2012

An American citizen was convicted of a host of terrorism charges on Tuesday for participating in a plot to stage suicide attacks in the New York subways, an effort that prosecutors said was stopped just days before three former high school classmates from Queens planned to set off homemade bombs during the rush period.

Have you ever noticed the joy The Times finds is stressing the citizenship of these so-called home grown terrorists?

In fact, this American citizen’s name is Adis Medunjanin. His two "former high school classmates from Queens" are named Najibullah Zazi and Zarein Ahmedzay. But The Times would have you think we are dealing with the Cleaver family.

The two-week trial in Federal District Court in Brooklyn offered a rare look at the evolution of a terrorist plot and the workings of Al Qaeda training camps where the former classmates received their orders.

The plot began after the defendant, Adis Medunjanin, a naturalized citizen born in Bosnia, went to Pakistan with two friends from high school with the intention of fighting American troops in Afghanistan…

What’s this? Mr. Medunjanin is Bosnian? We thought he was a run of the mill American.

By the way, lest we forget, the US recently went to war to defend the Muslims in Bosnia.

Jurors deliberated for a little more than a day before finding Mr. Medunjanin guilty on all counts. When the foreman read the verdict, Mr. Medunjanin, who rarely showed emotion during the trial, raised his palms upward and said a prayer, then reassured family members in the courtroom.

Mr. Medunjanin, 28, faces up to life in prison at his sentencing, which is scheduled for Sept. 7…

The case against Mr. Medunjanin centered on the testimony of his friends from Flushing High School — Najibullah Zazi and Zarein Ahmedzay — who had already pleaded guilty to their involvement in the plot and hoped for leniency in their sentencing…

Not to be outdone in the muddying of backgrounds, the Associated Press describes these two "classmates" as "a British would-be shoe bomber and a man originally from Long Island."

In fact, the words ‘Muslim’ or ‘Islam’ do not appear anywhere in this New York Times article or in the Associated Press’s report.

During the trial, Mr. Gottlieb argued that Mr. Medunjanin had a falling out with his friends — at one point while overseas, Mr. Zazi had a fistfight with Mr. Medunjanin — and lost contact with them when he returned to the United States two months before his friends did. Mr. Gottlieb said Mr. Medunjanin had never planned to follow through with the attack

Of course not. It was probably just ‘a thought experiment.’

Still, the good news is that the war on terror is over. And we won’t have to worry about these kind of attacks anymore.

Even from US citizens.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “NYT: ‘US Citizen’ Convicted For Subway Plot”

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  2. AcornsRNutz says:

    Well, they at least avoided trying to paint all these “US citizens” as tea party members.

  3. beautyofreason says:

    Just another “American” from our gracious supporters of multiculturalism. It’s almost as if liberals live to tear down that “shining city on a hill” Reagan once spoke of.

  4. untrainable says:

    Write this on your calendars boys and girls. A judge and jury who still remember justice without a qualifier. It’s not social, it’s not economic, it’s not racial, it’s just plain ole Justice. Kinda makes you feel all warm and fuzzy don’t it? [sniffle]

  5. Rusty Shackleford says:

    These vicious white-muslims sicken me.

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