Terror in Tampa

Jacob Laksin is a senior writer for Front Page Magazine. He is co-author, with David Horowitz, of The New Leviathan (Crown Forum, 2012), and One-Party Classroom (Crown Forum, 2009). Email him at jlaksin@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter at @jlaksin.


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Earlier this week, the FBI announced the arrest of Sami Osmakac, a 25-year-old Muslim man from the former Yugoslavia. In the process, the agency thwarted what might have been a horrific terror spree targeting populous civilian and commercial areas in Tampa, Florida.

According to the FBI’s criminal complaint, Osmakac, a naturalized American citizen, had been planning a massive terror attack targeting everything from businesses to nightclubs and bridges with the aim of killing and injuring as many people as possible. As part of the attack, he intended to set off a weapon of mass destruction planted in a parked car, then capping off the attack by detonating a suicide belt. Instead, Osmakac’s plans were foiled by a masterful FBI sting operation. Undercover agents tracked the would-be terrorist for months, monitoring his every move and even supplying him with the (secretly non-functional) weapons that he had planned to use before moving in this week to make a decisive arrest.

But what should be an open-and-shut counter-terror success is now being called into question by groups like the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and further obfuscated by academic apologists for Islamic radicalism. No sooner was Osmakac in handcuffs than CAIR spokesman Hassan Shibly suggested that the FBI was more culpable in the case than the jihadist in their custody. “The weapons and explosives were provided by the government. Was he just a troubled individual, or did he pose a real threat?” asked Shibly, before expressing his “concern about a perception of entrapment.”

A closer look at the facts of the case shows this perception to be wholly unfounded. While it’s true that the FBI provided the weapons, the fact remains that it was Osmakac, an al-Qaeda-sympathizer, who had sought them out. Moreover, according to an FBI affidavit, the undercover FBI agent who sold Osmakac his non-working arms had repeatedly tried to convince him to give up his plans and seek a normal life. In one recorded conversation, the agent urged Osmakac to consider getting married and having a family rather than going ahead with his plan. That is the opposite of entrapment. In the event, Osmakac refused, insisting that he would be rewarded by Allah in paradise for carrying out his attack. Given his intention of doing just that, it’s to the FBI’s great credit that the agency made sure Osmakac never had access to anything but defective arms.

Osmakac’s clearly expressed conviction that Allah required him to commit terrorism points up another emerging and equally misguided assessment of the case – namely, that religion had nothing to do with Osmakac’s motives. “I don’t think his Islamic religion has anything to do with what’s going on,” claimed Dr. Barbara DeGeorge, identified by local Florida media as an  “Islamic studies expert,” following the arrest. Even the FBI made a concession to political correctness, with the head of the agency’s Tampa Bay division assuring the press that Osmakac’s case “is not about the Muslim religion.”

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  • Geneww

    It is a shame that those who follow the Koran have submitted their lives to the one who authored the Koran who is the father of lies, hatred, and evil. God is the proven, http://jc.does-it.net , author of the Bible and everything that God loves, died for and established is clearly denounced, restated falsely and hated by the Koran and its author.
    Do not bother with a critique if you have not studied and compared the Koran and the Bible.

    • Fred Dawes

      we can all understand that, evil means islam.

    • http://smouch.net/lol skeptic

      Both books justify genocide, rape, and slavery. The difference is just in the way its presented. To me their two retellings of the same iron age morality professed by ignorant desert nomads. I think these ancient books don't have much relevance to today's egalitarian society.

  • davarino

    Its funny how these guys are the ugliest mopes on the planet. If I looked like that I would blow myself up too. I am sure CAIR is heart broken their guy wasnt able to complete his mission. When are we going to run this organization out of America?

    • ObamaYoMoma

      When are we going to run this organization out of America?

      Running CAIR and all of its sister Muslim Brotherhood organizations out of the USA I'm afraid won't be enough. Islam must be outlawed and mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage for the purpose of stealth demographic conquest to make Islam supreme must also be banned and reversed ASAP. Not only to protect our homeland from the main threat – stealth demographic conquest – but also so that we can roll back all the massive expansion in the size, scope, and power of the federal government that happened under the Bush administration so that we can get our financial house back in order before we become the next Greece. Since zero Muslim stealth jihadists living in America as a fifth column will mean that the main threat emanating from Islam – stealth demographic conquest – together with violent jihad will have been eliminated.

      • Atikva

        "Running CAIR and all of its sister Muslim Brotherhood organizations out of the USA I'm afraid won't be enough"

        Right, but it would be a good start.

      • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

        It’s nice to know, Jim Hoft, that you don’t believe in the First Amendment, even though you run a blog.

        • KarshiKhanabad

          You don't, either, Flippy. It's obvious given how you react to any opinion different from your own.

          "NO MUSLIMS, NO TERROR!"

          • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

            Which is how?

        • Martin Koschuttnig

          Yeah I’m all for it that Muslims clearly state their intention to have their Djihad flag flying over the White-House or the Vienna Parliament Building or over in Briton at the Buckingham Palace maybe also at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, even though some Belgium Muslim demanded the demolition of the “Plutonium” in Brussels, declaring it as a “shrine for some unknown idol” and this from some dude who prays 5 times a day towards a shrine/stone left over from the Pre-Islamic pagan past in Mecca. No, we should not silence the Muslims who loudly pronounce their intentions to Islamize the whole world. At least in they way people will know what is coming their way! We should even listen closely to what they say!

          If one is utterly convinced that killing others is forbidden in his religion, then NO AMOUNT of pressure from another person would suffice to change his conviction! Hey show me where is it written to kill the unbelievers I’m asked by people, and when I’m able to quote a few of them verses…. Now if allah gave the 10 commandments to Jews as Muuhammel claimes in his koooraan, then why do we not find more traces of it? Instead murder / and killing are explicitly allowed!

          I think the right approach would have been, to save the American people a lot of money, and lives, by NOT GOING after al-Quida with a military expedition, but spend the money on EDUCATION. I know hindsight is 20/20 vision, but instead of declaring “we are not at war with Islam” or some such slogan the money that went into the military could have spend on educational programs about Islam. Not to entice hatred towards individual Muslims (even that is not the case today) but to expose the utterly foolishness in the kooraan and the hadith.
          Right after 9/11 this would have been the perfect approach, to do so. Very few people would then have protested the efforts to educate people about the inhuman aspects in the Islamic thought/customs/laws political aims and the “religion”. If this trail would have been used, American lives (and that of their allies) could have been saved and the worlds opinion of the USA also would not have been so damaged as it is today. I write this as a Austrian Citizien and I can see that many people here hate the USA even more then at the time of the “cold war”. I’m convinced that the best way still is EDUCATION about the goals of Islam and how are they being achieved…

          Just my two “cents” :-)

          • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

            I don’t think we need ethnic or religious purity advice from the Viennese. You have a poor track record in ethnic issues, and your tragicomic best attempt to form a political center was the FPO.

          • Martin Koschuttnig

            Changing the subject yet again? Basically my answer was not for you anyway, but more to other readers who might want to learn more about the islamic menace. As to the FPÖ the political process will and should take of that on the ballot box OK, while who is willing to stop the Islamic menance rearing its ugly head all over the world? Its so funny that you try to shift the focus ayway from Islam….
            You certainly do NOT seem to be in that crowd who wants to stop Islamic crimes. Tell me how many deaths is the FPÖ responsible for? NONE where killed because of their political manifesto! While Islam almost on a daily base causes death. And NOT because some people hijack the "peaceful" religion, but because their koooraan tells them so. I find your lame attempts to change the subject hilarious, but its known for people who can't refute the arguments, they will do focus the attention to something else…

            Do you condemn Islamic violence at all?

          • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

            Sure I do. I condemn all sorts of violence, but I don't do it on command. If I condemn Israeli violence, they will try to force me to condemn Palestinian violence. If I condemn the TSA, they will try to get me to condemn Muslim violence. Screw Muslim violence. It's a molehill. There are violent people in every religion. There are lots of violent Buddhist monks.

          • Martin Koschuttnig

            In none of your responses above did you condemn the violence. Only when asked you so. So if the side you are on, then one has to "force" you condemn it? Besides I'd like to see any evdence that Buddhists monks have killed people in the same fashion as Muslims have. In fact if it were as you say, the MSM would have jumped on such cases like they did on A.B. in Norway.

            As to Israel, why should it not fight its sworn enemies who have no other goal as to wipe it off the face of the earth? Besides if the arab world had accepted the "two state" solution (claimed today to be the road to everlasting peace and applepie in the ME) from the beginning there would not be the violence we see today.
            No, if the arab world really wanted to have peace with Israel they could have had it long time ago. As to Muslim violence do yourself a favor and look at the number of victims this peaceful religion has caused in the last few years alone, any normal SANE would not need "force" to condemn muslim violence which btw in most cases is directed against any other Muslims from another "sect".

          • http://smouch.net/lol skeptic

            the bible may say thou shalt not kill, but "god" later explicitly tells people to kill others. The ten commandments are not even followed by the book which presents them as the word of god.

          • ObamaYoMoma

            Talk about a hypocrite, first you claim that Islam is a religion and then you ask me if I ever heard of separation of church and state, which doesn't have anything to do with anything. Nevertheless, because I'm not severely mentally handicapped like you I figured out what you were trying to say anyway. Yet, just before you claimed that Islam is protected under the constitution except you were too stupid to say it correctly, you were exercising your amazing brain powers to attack religion. Typical. Give me a break, no wonder you are one of the dumbest moonbats on the planet.

        • ziontruth

          It's nice to know, Flipscum, that you think the First Amendment was enacted for the purpose of giving sanctuary to Nazism-like political ideologies.

          • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

            Go complain to Jesus.

        • ObamaYoMoma

          It's nice to know, Jim Hoft, that you don't believe in the First Amendment, even though you run a blog.

          Let me ask you a simple question. In Islam apostasy and blasphemy are capital offenses. Please name a faith-based religion that punishes apostasy and blasphemy likewise under the pain of death? Let me help you out: there aren't any. Hence, irrefutably Islam isn't a faith-based religion, and if it isn't a faith based religion, then I'm sorry but it's not protected by the first amendment of the constitution.

          • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

            The Constitution does not say, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of FAITH BASED religion .” The Establishment Clause was not crafted using 1970′s jargon.

          • ObamaYoMoma

            The Constitution does not say, \"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of FAITH BASED religion .\" The Establishment Clause was not crafted using 1970\'s jargon.

            Actually, a religion is a faith. Islam is not a faith. In fact, all adherents of Islam must submit totally, completely, and unconditionally to the will of Allah, where the freedom of conscience is forbidden. Hence, adherents can't question or challenge the texts and tenets of Islam, as that is blasphemous and blasphemy in Islam is a capital offense. Additionally, you also can't leave Islam or convert to a true faith, as that constitutes apostasy and apostasy in Islam is also a capital offense.

            Indeed, name just one faith that not only forbids the freedom of conscience but also likewise punishes blasphemy and apostasy under the pain of death. There isn't any. Hence, it is irrefutable that Islam isn't a faith and if it isn't a faith, it isn't protected by anything as much as you wish it was.

      • http://smouch.net/lol skeptic

        Have you heard of separation of church and state?

        • ObamaYoMoma

          Have you heard of separation of church and state?

          Let me ask you a simple question. In Islam apostasy and blasphemy are capital offenses. Please name a faith-based religion that punishes apostasy and blasphemy likewise under the pain of death? Let me help you out: there aren't any. Hence, irrefutably Islam isn't a faith-based religion, and if it isn't a faith based religion, then I'm sorry but it's not protected by the first amendment of the constitution.

          Indeed, if Islam isn't a faith-based religion, then what exactly is Islam? It's a supremacist theo-political totalitarian ideology that masquerades as being a faith-based religion to dupe the gullible societies it intends to eventually subjugate and dominate via the imposition of Sharia for the purpose of stealth demographic conquest to make Islam supreme.

          As a matter of fact, anywhere and everywhere mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage is occurring today in the world, just like clockwork the vast overwhelming majority of Muslim immigrants flat out refuse to assimilate and integrate, and instead form Muslim only enclaves that in due time inevitably morph into Muslim no-go zones ruled by Sharia as fifth columns and in direct contravention to the laws of the states in which they reside. In fact, the government of France a few years ago identified 758 Muslim no-go zones in France alone.

          Hence, why don't you do us a favor and point to all the countries in the world where mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage has been occurring for decades where the vast majority of Muslim immigrations actually assimilated and integrated and matriculated into becoming contributing and productive members of their new societies. Please forgive me if I don't hold my breath, because I already know you can't point to just one much less many.

          In addition, in response to 9/11, GWB like a Dhimmicrat on steroids doubled the size, scope, and power of the federal government, while at the same time usurping our heretofore constitutionally protected rights and freedoms via the creation of the exceedingly intrusive Patriot Act, the humongous and useless Department of Homeland Security, the incredibly invasive TSA, the the gargantuan and totally incompetent National Intelligence Directorate, ostensibly to protect the homeland from so-called terrorist attacks, but in reality to create the false sense of security necessary to continue accommodating mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage. Hence, please name what other immigrant groups besides Muslims that forced Americans to pay hundred billions of dollars on an annual basis and to sacrifice their formerly constitutionally protected rights and freedoms just to accommodate them?

          Okay, that's enough questions about mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage to the West for the purpose of stealth demographic conquest. Now let me ask you to please point to all of the countries in the Islamic world that do not violently oppress and systematically persecute, when not outright slaughtering them altogether, all Christians and other non-Muslim unbelievers that live in the Islamic world as second-class dhimmi citizens? Further, while you are at it, please also point to all of the countries in the Islamic world that do not violently oppress and systematically persecute females?

          Very apparently, you must be one of the most narrow-minded and gullible people to ever grace our planet. Thanks for playing.

    • Questions

      They're inbreds, man. Arab inbreds.

  • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ JasonPappas

    It's good the FPM has CAIR on record defending and/or excusing this guy. Keep up the good work exposing CAIR.

    By the way, why are we letting people like this into the country?

    • Asher

      Yes, CAIR is the Gateway to letting them in!

    • sedoanman

      Wassa matta you ? Huh? Ain't you never hear of multiculturalism?

    • BS77

      It's the IDIOT AGENDA….open borders, PC multicultural diversity mandates, mass influx immigration policies……yep, roll out the red carpet for terrorists and their sympathizers. Put them on the entitlement gravy train and sing Kumbiya!!! This is what England did….now look at London…..What did Melanie Phillips call it? Oh yeah, LONDONISTAN.

    • intrcptr2

      Former Yuogslavia, that means he was likely granted asylum from the mess in Bosnia, when we bombed the piss out of those Serb tanks.

      Just another Muslim who has turned to bite the hand that saved it.

      • ziontruth

        Any infidel who believes in Muslim gratitude is just inviting such a thing to happen. Bosniaks and Kuwaitis alike have had their skins saved by non-Muslim forces, and now their imams call for jihad against those same infidels.

        A sense of entitlement, not unlike the one Marxists have, means the Muslims regard infidel aid (in monetary help, military, you name it) as the due, as a form of jizyah, the minimum requirement for the infidel to be allowed to live. But, contrary to the myth of the dhimmi as "protected," paying the poll tax was never a guarantee of tranquility.

        • FriendofGaryCooper

          And the jizya was often collected in humiliating ways…the tax payer was spat on, verbally humiliated, or slapped.

          • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

            There’s a lot of rape fantasy on this site.

    • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ JasonPappas

      Asher, sedoanman, bs77, intcptr2, ziontruth … great remarks. thanks, guys.

  • Asher

    Well no surprise again, As B.B. Netanyahu said, " Its just a matter of time before the attacks and suicide bomb attacks began in America."

    • BS77

      Remember 9/11 …..it has already happened. FDNY in memory….never forget.

  • Big Irish

    " I dont think think has anything to do with his religion"…what a STUPID STUPID STUPID woman!…guess she didnt studly islam too well….

  • ObamaYoMoma

    further obfuscated by academic apologists for Islamic radicalism. 

    Islamic radicalism is a PC multicultural myth. It should be a requirement for writers to support their silly assertions by explaining what exactly makes radical Islam or extremist Islam different from moderate Islam. The truth is they are all PC multicultural myths, as there exist only MAINSTREAM ORTHODOX ISLAM.

    The vast overwhelming majority of Muslims in the world are non-violent stealth and deceptive jihadists, a tiny minority are violent jihadists, and the few that are not jihadists are not Muslims at all but instead blasphemous apostates that per the dictates of MAINSTREAM ORTHODOX ISLAM must be executed.

    The truth is non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad and in particular mass Muslim immigration to the West for the purpose of stealth demographic conquest to make Islam supreme, which relative to violent jihad is employed by the Islamic world against the West astronomically far more prevalently, constitutes the main threat. Indeed, the Islamic world can't ever come close to conquering the West via violent jihad. However, via mass Muslim immigration for the purpose of stealth demographic conquest, combined with PC multiculturalism, they very well can. It's happening already throughout Europe and it will also happen here in the USA as well unless we make a course correction.

    Hence, the solution is to outlaw Islam and ban and reverse mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage ASAP, as doing so will not only eliminate the main threat – stealth demographic conquest – but at the same time will also eliminate violent jihad as a threat as well. Meaning that the hundreds of billions of dollars that we currently spend today on a annual basis to accommodate mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage can be rolled back to get our financial house back in order.

    Meanwhile, can anyone point to another immigrant group that costs the USA hundreds of billions of dollars to accommodate on an annual basis? Indeed, what do Muslims with their excess baggage have to offer that makes expending hundreds of billions of dollars on an annual basis worth it? Can anyone explain that for me?

    Indeed, no Muslims living in America would mean all those FBI agents used to run that sting operation in Tampa for months could all be laid off and the money used to pay their collective salaries could be used instead to get our financial house back in order.

    In fact, today we are running astronomical budget deficits, our national debt exceeds 100 percent of GDP, and we are on the fast track to becoming the next Greece. Why? To continue accommodating mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage for the purpose of stealth demographic conquest to make Islam supreme. Does that make sense? Meanwhile both Republicans and Dhimmicrats in Congress remain silent. Why?

    • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

      Your attack on the Constitution should go with your real name, Jim Hoft.

      • Martin Koschuttnig

        "Flippalot"
        Knowing how easily Muslims want to kill those who dare to speake up against it, it is very likely that someone might just try to search out the critics, and if it just happens that ANOTHER man with the same name could be killed by the misguided fisfit could you live with the guilt of having AIDED the murderer by pointing out the real name of a Islam-critic? On some usenet-groups I read some time ago, a person violating this rule (revealing the real names etc. etc.) was kicked off, to prevent from such foolish things.

        • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

          Coward. Fascist, totalitarian vaginal coward. You think Jim Hoft gets to anonymously libel people and hide behind a veil, a hijab of secrecy because allegedly a Muslim terrorist is going to retaliate against him? You are an offense to free speech and spineless.

          • Martin Koschuttnig

            Anybody resorting to "name-calling" runs out of logical reasonable arguments.
            Thanks for proofing that this is true again. If you would be so brave why do not use your real name just like I do? So who is the one hiding and spineless?

          • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

            I am using my real name. My name is Flipside. It is my performing name, and the name I go by. Are you so lazy? Clicking on my name goes to my website. My birth name is given on my website registrar. My given name is Robert Goodwin. The ones hiding and spineless are ObamaYoMoma (Jim Hoft), Ziontruth (Eliyahu m'Tsiyon), Mad Jewess (Daulette Dettleslinger) and mah29001 (William). They all like to libel people under pseudonym. I on the other hand, will gladly admit to my name and beliefs, my statements and activity. I don't hide anywhere. I'm known.
            http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/20
            http://bannedfromwikipedia.blogspot.com/2008/04/b
            http://lists.indymedia.org/pipermail/imc-boston/2
            http://en.wikipedia.g-webs.com/wiki/Wikipedia:Wik

    • Snow White

      Right on! Our government leaders must have a death wish to import people who are our sworn enemies. Where would we be if Roosevelt had allowed an unlimited number of Nazis to immigrate from Germany and freely preach their gospel in the 1930s? Protecting American citizens should be our government's first priority. Allowing even one radical to slip in to keep from being accused of "discriminating" against "innocent" Muslims is madness. Self preservatiuon of American Citizens shoud be our government's priority.

    • Tabris

      Who of the republican candidates stands for: "to outlaw Islam and ban and reverse mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage ASAP". After you find out, vote for this guy.

    • http://iamiranaware.wordpress.com/ IranAware

      Stop none of us are listening to you and your BS here, press on to Al Jazeera

      • ObamaYoMoma

        You need to stop murdering all those nuclear scientists in Iran. Oh wait….

        • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

          You need to stop libeling people, anonymously, Jim Hoft.

      • aspacia

        I had fun discrediting several articles and bloggers on AJ. The AJ moderators did not ban me, which is what I was expecting.

        It is too funny when bloggers post valid sources to refute the numerous lies found on AJ.

        The BBC does not have a site, but Guardian does. My next stop.

    • FriendofGaryCooper

      It might help if David Cameron declared martial law in England, and started deporting Muslims from that country. One of the commenters on this site had a horrifying video of Muslim gangs chasing British police through the streets of London not long ago.

  • jacob

    Obama YoMoma :

    I'm going to answer yoiur questions with just two words :

    "POLITICAL CORRECTNES" unles you prefer "SHEER STUPIDITY"

    Now, ask any of the Congress parasites whether they would back such measureand watch their answer,,,,

    • Fred Dawes

      How many each year is this government of monkeys allowing to come here we now know that 90,000 each 30 to 40 days are coming here from muslim counties so why is that? Bush stated after 9-11 at about 50,000 a year obama want 120,000 each 30 days.

      Our government may as well just put up a sign come all you muslims to take what you want.

  • Indioviejo

    There is a video posted at Atlas Shrugs which shows this terrorist, Sami Osmakac head butting a Christian street preacher in Tampa, his action witnessed by Tampa P.O. Kevin Krupa, Badge # 565, who acts in a cowardly manner and turns his back on the crime being committed. The Tampa Police Department also refused to investigate the alleged murder of Fatima Abdullah at the hands of her own family, and called it a suicide. I see a Tampa Police Department infiltrated by Muslims, and intimidated by CAIR. I also believe we are loosing this war just as we lost against communist infiltrators who took over the Democrat Party, our educational system, and our governmental institutions. We are done for.

    • Fred Dawes

      WHO LET THE GUY IN THE COUNTRY?

  • Fred Dawes

    Was he placed under arrest by order of NDAA? By the way is he inside a military jail? and how did he get WMD???? who is he working for? the CIA? OR THE MOSAD?

  • Gamaliel

    Milosevic would have dealt with them but we bombed Milosevic to prove to the Saudis that we were their friends. Now they're here and although the FBI was successful this time it won't always be.

  • "gunner"

    one of these days one of these dinks is going to slip past and the first warning he'll give will be shouting "allahu akbar" as he starts shooting up a store full of shoppers, and in the aftermath, as the police tally up and cart away the wounded and dead, some "islamic studies expert" will sing the same old song, "this had nothing to do with islam".

  • VLADtheINHALER

    The Bush family and others like them with influence has allowed this. The sacred Saudis have bought them long ago. And now America is infiltrated stem to stern. You can no longer vote or legislate this problem away. You can only pretend it isn't happening. The correction needed will require a break down of society and no one wants that. Look to Britain, France and all Europe as the model of your future.

    • Fred Dawes

      Yor are so right on the money, Thank you!

    • Ron Carnine

      Dear Vlad, this country has been infiltrated far before the Bush's ever came on the scene. I live in a small Midwestern community that has a community college. Foreign students have been coming to this college since the 70's (that's as far back as I can remember). They married American women and took them back to Iran. I happen to have been the pastor of a church in which a family had a daughter who married one of these students. She is still in Iran and is totally brainwashed by her husband, having very little to do with her family and hasn't seen her family in years. She wears a burqa and thinks she has found the true religion. How she can come from a good Christian family with all the freedoms of America and go to Iran and lose
      her identity is beyond me. But it had nothing to do with the Bush family.

  • hajid

    If CAIR successfully accuses FBI of luring one person into becoming a potential terrorist, CAIR (along with Hamas, MB, especiall the Islam) would be more guilty by luring hundreds of thousands Moslims into becoming real terrorists, not mention millions of Moslims into potential terrorists!

    • Fred Dawes

      don't forget Who Hamas up by and why, see mosad.

  • Marty

    Most likely sami the sociopath will receive a presidential pardon after his conviction and just before he is invited to become a white house advisor on sensitivity training to better understand and deal with the muslim community in the United States.

    • Fred Dawes

      You can see.

  • Ghostwriter

    I think Osmakac deserves a long sentence,either in jail or an insane asylum. Also,I'd love it if he were on death row.

    • Fred Dawes

      now you are started to get it.

  • curmudgeon

    if we had a real fbi, the muslim darling would have been supplied with a real suicide vest, more powerful than his wildest imagination, and it would accidentally detonate while he was in the company of his muslim friends, family, and co-conspirators. fbi– "we are tryin to determine the cause of the fatal detonation." government– " we deplore the violence. it is a terrible shame that one deranged hijacker of the religion of peace killed so many of our muslim friends." liberal fools– "too bad the friend of liberty detonated the explosive among our friends, and not among innocent americans" real americans–"sometimes justice happens, even in america."

  • Ageofreason

    "Rather than pandering to political sensitivities, the FBI would be better served by touting the truly salutary aspect of the case: the crucial cooperation of the Tampa Muslim community in securing Osmakac’s arrest." Agreed: pandering to political sensitivities is a self-destructive course of action, however, one unidentified Muslim citizen does not constitute the Muslim community, or any community. That claim seems to be little more than puffery. "Community" implies how many…five, ten, fifty? The article is appreciated Mr. Laksin, but you haven't convinced me that any "Muslim community" has helped apprehend a Jihadist.

  • http://iamiranaware.wordpress.com/ IranAware

    Screw CAIR.
    facebook.com/BoycottCAIR

  • aspacia

    Whitehead's antiCAIR is informative.

  • Charlie

    Mr. Kaskin has swallowed the politically correct Kool-Aide by stating that the terrorist came from "the former Yugoslavia". He came from KOSOVO, a false entity, very much like Palestine, which the leftists are falling all over themselves to legitimize.

  • tanstaafl

    Read the history of the Islam Jihad in the Balkans. Horrifying.

  • Ghostwriter

    The problem is that many of the suicide bombers,terrorists and others like them have ALL been Muslim.

  • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

    Oops! Except for Irv Rubin and Baruch Goldstein.