NEW YORK--Terror suspect Jose Pimentel is charged with conspiring to build a bomb for terror purposes and possessing a weapon with the intent of waging a campaign of violence, District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. says.
On his website, Pimentel discussed the duty of every Muslim to wage war against the west, Vance says. . . .
Terror suspect Jose Pimentel is a native of the Dominican Republic and a convert to Islam who lived in upstate Schenectady, N.Y., for years before moving to New York City, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says.
He had long voiced hostilities against U.S. institutions and New York City officials have had their eye on him since 2009, Kelly tells reporters. . . .
Terror suspect Jose Pimentel, arrested by New York City police on Saturday, appeared to have been set off by the Sept. 30 death of al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen by a U.S. drone strike, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says.
Law enforcement had to act quickly to stop Pimentel because he was in the process of making a bomb device, Kelly says.
"He was drilling the holes and it would have been not appropriate to let him walk out the door with the bomb, so a decision was made to act quickly," Kelly says.
At one point, Pimentel considered changing his name to Osama Hussein after his heroes, Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein, Kelly says. (Read more.)
Sunday, November 20, 2011
"Lone Wolf" Jihadist Jose Pimentel Arrested for New York Terrorism Plot
Just two days after Muslims rallied in Manhattan against police surveillance of the Muslim community in New York, police nab yet another Muslim terrorist. Of course, if you paid attention to the numerous conspiracy theories being propagated at Friday's rally, you'll know that Muslims will consider this arrest a set up. (But click here for Muhammad's clear commands to violently subjugate non-Muslims.)