“Not all Muslims….”
Tomorrows headlines today, in accordance with the rules for politically correct reporting from the progressive socialist union of Â budding journalists* below the fold. First an update on yesterdays failed terrorist attack:
“Poverty causes terrorism”- right? Â Not.
|DC Bomb Plotter an Educated
At least one accomplice — he may have had more. So many Misunderstanders of Islam! Why is the Muslim community worldwide such an abysmal failure at communicating the peaceful nature of its religion to its own people? “A federal law enforcement official said there are multiple investigations of radical Muslims who are believed to have received training or direction from Pakistan-based terrorist groups in order to carry out attacks here.” “Alleged DC Terror Plotter Had At Least One Associate,” fromÂ IPT News, October 28, via JW:
Farooque Ahmed, the (Musel-)man arrested Wednesday in connection with a plot to attack the Washington, D.C., subway system, had at least one associate who remains at large, anÂ FBI agent indicated in an affidavit released Thursday.Ahmed, a native of Pakistan who is now a U.S. citizen*, first came to the FBI’s attention in January when Ahmed and an unnamed associate “were inquiring about making contact with a terrorist organization in order to participate in jihad by traveling overseas to fight coalition forces in Afghanistan and/or Pakistan,” FBI agent Charles Davoub said in the affidavit.
Farooque Ahmed: Metro bomb plot suspect described as quiet, suburban father/His wife, Sahar Mirza-Ahmed, also worked in technology and participated in a group of “Hip Muslim Moms.”
That unknown associate also traveled with Ahmed in July as he rode on the Washington Metro in northern Virginia to scout sites for a potential terrorist attack, Davoud wrote. “FBI agents later observed them returning to the Arlington Cemetery Metrorail station and boarding a train,” Davoud’s affidavit says.
Ahmed, the document says, believed he was working with operatives of al-Qaida, the terrorist group responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
The arrest of Ahmed, 34, comes as federal and international law enforcement officials are tracking what they consider signs of increased terrorist activity.Â IPT News reported Thursday that a federal law enforcement official said there are multiple investigations of radical Muslims who are believed to have received training or direction from Pakistan-based terrorist groups in order to carry out attacks here.
Davoub’s affidavit does not specify how the FBI learned Ahmed and his associate were inquiring about contacting a terrorist organization in order to fight overseas. Once the FBI learned of Ahmed’s interest, however, agents contacted him in April and told him he could “meet an individual that Ahmed believed to be a representative of a terrorist organization at a hotel near the Washington-Dulles International Airport on April 18, 2010.”
The FBI affidavit also says an unnamed operative passed a Qu’ran with coded messages in it to Ahmed.
Desecration! Cue riots in Pakistan!
Beyond scouting a series of northern Virginia Metro stops frequently used by military personnel for potential attacks, he was also casing an unnamed Washington hotel for another attack, the affidavit says. Ahmed said the Arlington Cemetery, Courthouse and Pentagon City subway stops and the hotel were “good targets that contained many people.”…
* guidelines for the progressive socialist union of Â budding journalists
For example, let’s say you’re composing the following sentence: “Muslims burned down the Danish embassy in Beirut today.” Whoa there, pardner! That’s about as appropriate as a bare-ankled woman in the country of Saudi Arabia! Try this instead: “Not all Muslims burned down the Danish embassy in Syria today.” See how much better that is? Instead of describing something that actually happened, you’re telling the reader how she (or he) should think. And isn’t that your job, really?
So if you’re about to write something that might offendÂ somebody out there, just remember the “Not All” rule. Now go get ’em, cub reporters! (Jim Treacher)
Oath of citizenship:
U.S.Â Oath of Citizenship: “I hereby declare, on oath that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; thatÂ I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freelywithout any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.”