New York’s Finest Foil Another Islamist Jihadist Attack

Joseph Klein is a Harvard-trained lawyer and the author of Global Deception: The UN’s Stealth Assault on America’s Freedom and Lethal Engagement: Barack Hussein Obama, the United Nations & Radical Islam.


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New York City police, known as “New York’s Finest,” arrested a would-be Islamist jihadist on Saturday November 19th, who was plotting to kill GIs returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and to bomb government targets such as police cars and post offices. Muslim convert Jose Pimentel, a 27-year-old U.S. naturalized citizen from the Dominican Republic, was stopped just one hour before his homemade pipe bomb equipped with nails to act as shrapnel would have been operational, according to New York Police Department officials.

“We weren’t going to wait around to figure out what he wanted do with his bombs,”  a law enforcement official said. “He was in Harlem about an hour from actually having assembled the bombs,” but had all the “unassembled components ready to go.”

Pimentel’s arrest was announced on Sunday at a press conference where New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. provided details to reporters regarding the plot, the explosive device, and Pimentel’s background and motivations.

Pimentel, who was also known as Muhammad Yusuf and reportedly wanted to change his name to Osama Hussein after his two “heroes” Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein, was charged under a New York State anti-terrorism law. While Pimentel was arraigned in Manhattan criminal court, Kelly and Vance stressed that the investigation of Pimentel’s actions and his arrest had been coordinated with federal officials.

Pimentel said after his arrest that “Islamic law obligated all true Muslims to wage war against the United States.” He received inspiration for his deadly plans from the writings of American-born jihadist cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed last month in Yemen by a U.S. drone attack. It was al-Awlaki’s death that evidently pushed Pimentel over the edge to accelerate his operation, said Ray Kelly.

“We knew for the last two years, he’s been reading a lot of jihadist information and talked a lot of inflammatory rhetoric,” Kelly explained. “But it appears at this juncture the death of Anwar al-Awlaki motivated him and made him increase his tempo.”

Bloomberg noted that Pimentel’s planned attack was the 14th terror-attack plot targeting New York since 9/11.

Some plots were hatched overseas, such as the 2010 attempted car bombing in Times Square that was directed by the al Qaeda-affiliated Pakistani Taliban. The car bomber, Faisal Shahzad, who was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty, had been in contact with al-Awlaki over the Internet, was receiving money from abroad to finance the car bombing and had received a series of calls from Pakistan directly before and after he purchased the car intended to serve as the car bomb.

Pimentel, on the other hand, was evidently a lone-wolf “motivated by his own resentment of the presence of American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as inspired by al Qaeda propaganda,” Mayor Bloomberg said.

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  • Beth

    (“CAIR”) sought to shut the police operation down, calling upon the Obama Justice Department to investigate. “This is potentially illegal what they’re doing,” said Gadeir Abbas, a CAIR staff attorney. (and he's not joking (lols)

    Article. IV. Section. 4. of the Constitution of the United States of America

    The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.

    Thumbs up to the authorities.

    • John_Kelly

      Great comment Beth. Keep up the good work.

      • Herman Caintonette

        Only problem is, the guy wasn't a terrorist. Nazi York's Stormtroopers strike again….

        • zionista

          boy are you're a putz

        • stern

          Please do not respond to this poster. It is a vile anti-Semite that has openly advocated on these pages, for the murder of Jewish children simply because they are Jewish. Bacteria like this can only thrive when in the spotlight. By depriving it of the light it so desires, we can cause it to wither and die – or at least go somewhere else.

          Proof: On November 16, it posted the following:
          “[Palestinians] deserve to have a state on the land that was stolen from them. If killing Jewish kids aids in this endeavor, morally speaking, they are legitimate targets. "By any means necessary," intoned Malcolm X.”

          • Herman Caintonette

            With the moral tone set by YHWH. If it is morally acceptable for your YHWH to kill the first-born son of every Egyptian family as punishment for and in order to deter Pharoah's acts of tyranny, why is it not also acceptable for Palestinians to kill children of Jews as punishment for and in order to deter Zionists' acts of tyranny? Serious question, no credible answer.

          • Herman Caintonette

            With the moral tone set by YHWH. If it is morally acceptable for your YHWH to kill the first-born son of every Egyptian family as punishment for and in order to deter Pharoah's acts of tyranny, why is it not also acceptable for Palestinians to kill children of Jews as punishment for and in order to deter Zionists' acts of tyranny?

            Serious question, no credible answers.

        • StephenD

          I LOVE that no one is responding to Herman "killing Jewish kids is morally legitimate" Caintonette.
          Invalidation is what he deserves here on FPM.

          • mlcblog

            No one, not even Mr HC, can withstand being shunned.

        • ObamaYoMoma

          Only problem is, the guy wasn't a terrorist. Nazi York's Stormtroopers strike again….

          You are right for the first time in your life Herman. He is a jihadists. Indeed, terrorism in the Islamic world is un-Islamic and any self-respecting devout Muslim wouldn't be caught dead perpetrating terrorism, as that is a one way ticket to Allah's version of hell.

  • kafir

    From what I've read and heard, it turns out that cair is a group of terrorist supporters that support terror and are connected in many ways to the terrorists and terrorist organization hamas. They remind me of kind of a flesh eating bacteria but without the charm and good looks.

  • Herman Caintonette

    New York bomb suspect Jose Pimentel not a serious terror threat: FBI sources, http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/nov/21/jose-

    David Horowitz is more of a terrorist than this guy….

    • zionista

      Jealous much???

    • alan g

      Herm, you are a hateful fool.

      • BS77

        Do not respond to infantile ego Herman Caintonette….He feeds on attention over his idiotic posts…..just ignore him…

      • mlcblog

        He quotes The Guardian, the communist news arm, as authoritative. More reason to refrain from discussion. It's a waste of energy. Pray for him instead.

    • John_Kelly

      Time for your Ritalin Herman. Perhaps you should increase the dose today.

  • BIG IRISH

    lets not pick on these poor muslims and CAIR – they are only responsible for 20thousand or so islamic attacks since 911 – dont forget they are a religion of peace…its the damn Christians and Jews who are casuing all the problems…Obama (pissbeuponhim) says "respect it'….i say cut it out (islam) like the cancer it is.

  • StephenD

    “The New York Police Department is doing everything it can to make sure there’s not another 9/11 here and that more innocent New Yorkers are not killed by terrorists… And we have nothing to apologize for in that regard.”
    “As usual, CAIR would stand in the way of efforts to save lives from preventable terrorist attacks.”

    Can someone please explain how CAIR has any voice at all?

    Someone posted here the following which is humorous and accurate:

    "Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece of s**t by the clean end."

    But the fact is, P.C. can get us killed. CAIR speaks and all our politicians jump. To hell with them! Do what you must to expose potential terrorists. Kudos’ to NYPD.

  • BS77

    Read Steyn's After America….a terrific book which shows what the liberal PC agenda is doing to the West. Also read Hirsi Ali, Ann Coulter's DEMONIC…read Brigitte Gabrielle's powerful books….

  • mrbean

    Ahhh… I see more troll comments here from Hermaphro Castrati, the Italian diapered eunich.

    • Herman Caintonette

      Beano is Jerry Sandusky — he has lots of time on his hands these days….

    • mlcblog

      Who? I don't see him.

  • LindaRivera

    I LOVE you NYPD! Thank you for your wonderful work in protecting New Yorkers and all Americans! We Americans will never forget how brave New York police (and firemen) gave up their lives seeking to save innocents on 9/11. Thank you to our wonderful HEROES! You make us proud to be Americans!

    November 19, 2011. WorldNetDaily: Hundreds of Muslims march on NYPD headquarters
    Protesting surveillance: 'We want for you to respect us, and we will respect you'

    Hundreds of Muslims prayed in a lower Manhattan park and marched to New York Police headquarters Friday to protest a decade of police infiltrating mosques and spying on Muslim neighborhoods. http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pag

    On 9/11, 3,000 Americans were cruelly murdered by the followers of Islam at sacred Ground Zero and Muslims demand NYPD stop the surveillance. So that future Muslim attacks will succeed and the suffering and death will be far greater than 9/11 will take place?

  • LindaRivera

    In order to protect our country, why has CAIR and all of the other Muslim Brotherhood groups in this country not been deported? The stated goals of CAIR:

    Council on American-Islamic Relations: "Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faiths, but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth." – Omar Ahmad (CAIR co-founder).

    Suicide bombers follow Quran, concludes Pentagon briefing.
    Addressing a youth session at the 1999 Islamic Association for Palestine's annual convention in Chicago, CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) founder Omar Ahmad praised suicide bombers who "kill themselves for Islam," http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=52

    Protecting our nation should be the TOP priority of our leaders.

    • mlcblog

      I like you, Linda. You're a hard nose just like me.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Pimentel said after his arrest that “Islamic law obligated all true Muslims to wage war against the United States.”

    That is correct. Islamic law (Sharia) and in particular the sixth and most important pillar of which Islam stands makes it an obligatory duty for ALL ORTHODOX MUSLIMS to fight jihad in the cause of Allah against non-Muslim unbelievers to make Islam supreme. No exceptions. Hence, ALL ORTHODOX MUSLIMS are in fact jihadists. A few of them are violent jihadists like Pimentel, while most are non-violent stealth and deceptive jihadists, and the few that are not jihadists are not Muslims at all, but instead blasphemous apostates that per the text and tenets of Islam should be executed.

    He received inspiration for his deadly plans from the writings of American-born jihadist cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed last month in Yemen by a U.S. drone attack.

    That is incorrect! He received his inspiration instead from the Koran and the Sunnah and the teachings of Islam. He may have used al-Awlaki as reinforcement and for assistance, but his inspiration comes directly from the Koran and the Sunnah, or, in other words, the texts and tenets of MAINSTREAM ORTHODOX ISLAM..

    Pimentel, on the other hand, was evidently a lone-wolf “motivated by his own resentment of the presence of American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as inspired by al Qaeda propaganda,” Mayor Bloomberg said.

    Uhm…when did Mayor Bloomberg all of a sudden become an authority on Islam? Actually, ALL MAINSTREAM ORTHODOX MUSLIMS are appalled by American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Moreover, what the good mayor calls AQ propaganda isn't propaganda at all, instead it is in effect the actual teachings of what is contained in the Koran and Sunnah in which constitutes MAINSTREAM ORTHODOX ISLAM. He and I wish it were propaganda since it would make life much simpler, but unfortunately it is not.

    Nevertheless, there was plenty of al Qaeda propaganda available on the Internet to educate Pimentel on jihadist ideology and methods.

    Nah…he didn't learn it from AQ propaganda on the Internet. He learned it from the Koran and Sunnah, the mosque he attended, his Imam, and his peers exactly like all other Muslims that also learn the same exact thing. Indeed, the notion that so-called moderate Muslims can be transformed overnight into foaming at the mouth radical Muslims hollering Allahu Akbar and murdering non-Muslims by merely reading “AQ propaganda” on the Internet is an absurdly ridiculous false PC multicultural myth. In fact, the notion of so-called moderate Muslims is also an absurdly ridiculous false PC multicultural myth, as ALL MAINSTREAM ORTHODOX MUSLIMS are either violent or non-violent jihadists, otherwise they are blasphemous apostates in which case they should be executed per the dictates of Islam.

    Apparently, many of the writers at FPM are quick to praise Robert Spencer, but at the same time it couldn't be more obvious that they don't actually believe anything he says or writes as it goes in one ear and quickly out the other.

    He was a voracious reader of bombing manuals in particular, including one appearing in al Qaeda’s online magazine Inspire titled “How to make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom.”

    That's not AQ propaganda! It's a manual on how to make a bomb!

    New York City remains the Islamist jihadists’ favorite U.S. terrorist target, more than ten years after 9/11.

    Dude, there is a huge disconnect in that sentence. Terrorism is un-Islamic. Hence, jihadists never ever perpetrate terrorist attacks, which as its name implies is always violent, instead they perpetrate both violent and non-violent jihad. In fact, the reason the writer of this article is still so clueless 10 years later after the 9/11 jihad attacks is partly due to the manifestation of non-violent jihad, which in our society takes place completely unopposed and unacknowledged because jihad is always conflated and morally equated with terrorism, which is always violent in stark contrast to jihad, which can be both violent and non-violent. Indeed, political correct multiculturalism is always encouraged and exploited by non-violent stealth and deceptive jihadists to dupe gullible kafir infidels, and the writer here is one of its many victims.

    –continued below

  • ObamaYoMoma

    For that reason, the New York City Police Department​ has set up its own counter-terrorist intelligence operation, with the cooperation of the Central Intelligence Agency.

    Which in essence is the blind leading the blind, sort of like the war the US declared on terror, even though terrorism is a manifestation of Western civilization only, as opposed to jihad, which is holy fighting in the cause of Allah against non-Muslim unbelievers to make Islam supreme, and is a manifestation of Islamic civilization only.

    “The New York Police Department​ is doing everything it can to make sure there’s not another 9/11 here and that more innocent New Yorkers are not killed by terrorists,” countered NYPD spokesman Paul Browne. “And we have nothing to apologize for in that regard.”

    They are pissing in the wind too. The only way to stop jihad attacks is to outlaw Islam and ban and reverse mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage, as each additional Muslim we import into the country increases the probability of jihad attacks incrementally.

    Mr. Browne is correct.

    No he's not. He's delusional like the writer of this lame article.

  • Ghostwriter

    So,we have a guy who wanted to change his name to Osama Hussein after his two "heroes" Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein,had looked around jihadist websites,had a recipe for making bombs,was in contact with Al-Alaki,and was caught with bomb making equipment. You know the old saying,"If it looks like a duck,and it quacks like a duck,then it's probably a duck." It seems that Herman Caintonette would rather side with the jihadist lunatic than the normal American who looks at this creep and calls him for what he is,a creep.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Another Muslim making good on the cult of death's road map to subversion and
    destruction. As OYM explains, this is not terrorism it is the way of Islam and we
    who are not interested in submitting and bowing down must understand this.
    The way the autorities are handling the Muslim problem in America we should
    all be up in arms about the misdirection and labeling the majority with smiley faces.
    A Crusade is in order, when it starts will make the difference as to how much
    destruction and death America will endure………………………………..William

  • mlcblog

    I wonder how long it will before they try to sleaze their way into the NYPD. I hope our men will remain strong against the soft bribery and flattery that has gotten them into so many previously strong American institutions. Let's keep them in prayer.

  • BS77

    All our thanks to the NYPD for stopping another piece of garbage terrorist from murdering and injuring innocent people. FDNY….we will never forget your sacrifices, never forget the terror attacks of 9/11. .

  • Hercules

    Here's the irony in this war: to fight the terrorists our law enforcement entities have had to acquire increasingly sophisticated devices and techniques for detecting potentially homicidal disasters. In the process of doing so it is possible that the tools are being acquired for the monitoring of innocuous activities we perform every day. In threatening our security and lives the terrorists may be subtly transforming our society into one beginning to resemble George Orwell's 1984. And this makes sense, for pristine democracy is not adequate to the detection and prophylaxis of terrorist activity.

  • jake

    We need to exert "gloves off" leadership and maybe the Europeans and Canadians will recover their spines.

    Muhammedism is in de facto violation of the 1940 Smith Act, which continues in effect. The fact that Muhammedans are practising felons justifies, in fact demands, that they be denied entry into the US, be ejected if already here as non-citizens, and prosecuted (en masse, if necessary) and sent into lifetime imprisonment if they are citizens.

    I want these inbred savages absolutely absent from the US.

  • John_Kelly

    Good one Aussie. Right on the money.

    I lived in your beautiful country for a few years and loved it.

  • Beth

    I stand corrected. I should have pointed that out. The NY PD was who i meant and was probably assuming (shame on me) at the time – that everyone was thinking the same because of the article.

    I'm glad you pointed that out, though (thank you, myohmy).

    (I believe it's an important observation on your part – especially with the mention of the name obama)