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Pakistani Taliban Claims NYC Car Bomb

From the terrorists’ second favorite outlet, Al Jazeera:

Pakistani Taliban claims NYC bomb

May 2, 2010

The so-called Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for a failed car bombing in New York’s Times Square.

A statement posted on the internet on Sunday said the attempted attack the previous day was to avenge the killing of two "Muslim martyrs", leaders of al-Qaeda linked groups in Iraq.

"The Pakistani Taliban announced its responsibility for the New York attack in revenge for the two leaders al-Baghdadi and al-Mahajer and Muslim martyrs," the statement read.

It referred to Abu Ayub al-Masri, also known as al-Mahajer, the head of al-Qaeda in Iraq, and Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, the purported head of the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), an al-Qaeda affiliate.

The two were reportedly killed in a joint raid by US and Iraqi soldiers on April 18.

It was not immediately possible to verify the authenticity of the claim by a group which is largely responsible for domestic attacks targeting Pakistani military or government officials…

But let’s not jump to conclusions.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, May 2nd, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Pakistani Taliban Claims NYC Car Bomb”

  1. canary says:

    It’s important to jump on this, because the media was downplaying this. Even a rumor that the owner of the car was wearing fatigues to imply it was militia.
    Apparently, the media does not understand the Jihad Terrorist training camps dotting America, can be seen wearing fatigues too, while they practice. When the terrorists plans are to send white skinned Christian appearing people on airplanes to throw suspicion from suicide bombers. How intentional was it for Clinton who wasn’t there to ignore all the reports from numerous citizens that a muslim was with McVeigh inside the Ryder truck with the bomb.
    Surely, since the New Years Eve threat at Times Square there are security cameras everywhere.
    Keep Gitmo open.

  2. Right of the People says:

    I was reading an article about this and our illustrious DHS Secretary stated this was a POSSIBLE terrorist event. Possible? This woman is unbelievable! I guess because it wasn’t demonstratively TEA Party members or veterans who are the only ones she considers dangerous terrorists it is only possible.

  3. Melly says:

    This was just a dry run IMO. They are sizing up the response time, the security camera angles, the vigilance of lay people.
    I’ve seen the police in Times Square and generally they are clueless. They are more focused on crowd control.
    I went to see a broadway show recently and asked a cop where the theatre was and she sent me two blocks away…out of my way.
    The Theatre was right across the street.
    I am no, alarmist but terrorism is knocking on our door again.
    Thank you Mr. Obama.

  4. canary says:

    U.S. authorities playing down any assumptions NYC car bomb’s had Pakistani behind it, because “the group does not have the global infrastructure to carry out such a strike”.

    Hasan was from Pakistani family & had Pakistani family there, and other U.S. muslim terrorists with Pakistani connections have been caught.

    Aafia Siddiqui.who was just found guilty in NY court, where 2 jurors were taken off after Pakistani beared muslims in court room made guns with their fingers like they’d shoot them, and threats of retaliation were big time.

    Yikes. New Yorkers & flight attendents might notice anyone with unusual burns, for the next few days.

    (entire article link below)
    ABC News: Pakistani Taliban Claims NYC Car Bomb
    Monitoring group: Pakistani Taliban claims responsibility for car bomb attempt in New York
    AP: ISLAMABAD May 2, 2010 (AP)

    Duane Jackson speaks to reporters and tourist, Sunday, May 2, 2010 in New York’s Times Square. Jackson was one of the first people to alert police officers to a suspicious vehicle that contained a crude bomb.

    (AP)Pakistan’s Taliban chief promised attacks on major U.S. cities in a video apparently dated early April and released following the weekend’s car bomb attempt in New York City, a monitoring group said Monday…

    U.S. authorities have played down the potential connection between the Pakistani militant network and the car bomb attempt in New York’s Times Square, saying the group does not have the global infrastructure to carry out such a strike.

    However, the Pakistani Taliban are allied with al-Qaida and other groups, ..

    The latest video is about nine minutes long and features Hakimullah Mehsud, the Pakistani Taliban chief, according to IntelCenter, a U.S.-based group that monitors militant media.

    The video follows a second, shorter clip in which the group appears to claim responsibility for the attempted car bomb,…

    In the 1 minute, 11 second video allegedly released by the Pakistani Taliban, the militant group says the attack is revenge for the death of its leader, Baitullah Mehsud,…

    SITE, a U.S.-based terrorist tracking organization, first uncovered the video on YouTube.

    In a copy of the tape provided by SITE, an unidentified voice speaking in Urdu, the primary language in Pakistan, says the group takes “full responsibility for the RECENT ATTACK IN THE USA.” The speaker says…

    “I’m not going to get into assumptions about who might be involved or what their motives might be,” Gibbs said on Air Force One as President Barack Obama flew to New Orleans.

    The speaker says the attack also avenges U.S. drone strikes in Pakistani tribal areas that target Taliban leaders hiding there and the “abduction, torture and humiliation” of Aafia Siddiqui.

    Siddiqui is a 37-year-old Pakistani scientist who was convicted in a U.S. court in New York in February….Her case has triggered anger among Pakistani extremist groups and in sections of the media.

    Lucas reported from Cairo. AP Chris Brummitt contributed to this report from Islamabad, Pakistan.

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