“[Would-be NYC subway bomber Adis] Medunjanin, 28, a Bosnian national and U.S. Citizen, faces life in prison without the possibility of parole if convicted.”
I remember when treason was considered to be a capital crime. (I must be older than dirt.) At least that removed the possibility of the traitor’s associates committing other heinous crimes, such as capturing hostages, in order to get him released.
I am also scandalized by the very idea that Bosnian Muslims were permitted to immigrate to the US in the first place, let alone that they were allowed to become US citizens. In that regard, the GWB and Obama Administrations followed in the footsteps of the Clinton Administration, who made war on the Christian Serbs on behalf of our Muslim enemies in the Balkans. Part of the appeasement process was to allow, and sometimes invite, Muslims to infiltrate the US at will. But because Islamic doctrine makes no room for anything outside of Islam, its adherents consider our assistance to be jizya (tribute payments from infidels). They treat it as a sign of our weakness and then turn right around and bite the hand that feeds them.
Published on Apr 17, 2012 by SDAMatt2a
Helluva defence: he was training in Pakistan to fight in Afghanistan, not the U.S.
Published on Apr 16, 2012 by SDAMatt2a
Cripes, imagine if the MSM reported all jihadi activity.
Three men from Queens were set to carry out the first terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11 by offering themselves as suicide bombers willing to kill scores of subway riders, a federal prosecutor said Monday.
The wannabe terrorists, Najibullah Zazi, Zarein Ahmedzay and Adis Medunjanin, had enlisted with Al Qaeda and, as operatives with U.S. citizenship, were uniquely prepared to carry out a spectacular stateside attack, the prosecutor said.
“Al Qaeda realized these men were very valuable to them because they had American passports,” Assistant U.S. Attorney James Loonam said in his opening statement in the trial of Medunjanin in Brooklyn Federal Court.
“If they could return to the U.S. To do something, anything, it would be a tremendous victory for Al Qaeda,” Loonam said.
The Flushing High School chums had traveled to Pakistan in 2008 to join the Taliban, but were recruited to carry out a bombing in New York City.
They received military training and discussed with their handlers possible targets such as a movie theater, Times Square, the New York Stock Exchange, Grand Central Terminal or the subway system, Loonam said.
The prosecutor said Al Qaeda goons had learned that past terror plots had failed because they were too ambitious. Their new strategy was to “do as much damage as possible, but to be successful the attack need not be spectacular.”
They returned to their normal lives, Medunjanin a doorman, Ahmedzay a cabbie, and Zazi driving an airport taxi in Colorado.
Then in September 2009 the terror trio were ready to detonate homemade bombs in crowded Manhattan subway cars to coincide with the Muslim holiday Ramadan and the 9/11 anniversary.
“‘The marriage is ready,” Zazi emailed their Al Qaeda handler when the detonator explosive was cooked from beauty supplies and the plan was operational, according to Loonam.
“These three men, amongst all those people (in the subway) were prepared to explode these bombs and kill everyone around them,” Loonam said. “Men, women and children never to see their homes again.”
The FBI and the NYPD thwarted the attack.
Zazi and Ahmedzay have since cut deals with the government and will testify against Medunjanin.
Defense lawyer Robert Gottlieb implored the jury to set aside the government’s “inflammatory and incendiary” references to 9/11.
Gottlieb argued that the defendant was appalled by that attack, but grew angry over the deaths of civilians in Afghanistan caused by the Allied forces.
But Medunjanin washed his hands of the subway bombing plot, Gottlieb insisted.
“Adis Medunjanin is not a terrorist,” he told the jury. “Mr. Medunjanin never planned to bomb the New York City subway. Mr. Medunjanin never joined any plan to go to Afghanistan to kill members of the U.S. military.
Medunjanin, 28, a Bosnian national and U.S. Citizen, faces life in prison without the possibility of parole if convicted.