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New York: Police Arrest Muslim Man Planning to Bomb Police Cars and Post Offices and Kill US Servicemen Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan

Add one more to the list.  Just don’t tell you-know-who.  They might have an aneurysm …

By Tina Susman – “Police said Sunday they had arrested a U.S. citizen who planned to bomb police cars and post offices and kill U.S. servicemen returning from Iraq and Afghanistan to protest the American military presence in those countries.

Jose Pimentel, 27, a convert to Islam, had been under surveillance for two years but seemed to have stepped up his bomb-making activities and plotting after the Sept. 30 killing by U.S. forces of Anwar Awlaki, a radical U.S.-born cleric who was living in Yemen, authorities said. Awlaki was a prominent voice for Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, an affiliate of Al Qaeda.

Awlaki’s death ‘really set him off,’ Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said at a Sunday night news conference at City Hall. He called Pimentel a ‘lone wolf.’

Kelly and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said Pimentel appeared to have been acting alone and had learned to make bombs by reading an article in Awlaki’s online magazine, Inspire, that was titled ‘How to make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom.’

Pimentel, who was divorced, went to Home Depot and other stores to buy the bomb-making ingredients, ‘being careful not to make all these purchases from any one location all the time,’ Kelly said. ‘He wanted to avoid raising any red flags.’

But Pimentel already had raised suspicions when he was living in Schenectady, N.Y., where, according to Kelly, he pondered changing his name to Osama Hussain because of his loyalty to Osama bin Laden, and discussed with associates traveling to Yemen to learn how to wage war on U.S. soil. It was through those associates, who were not identified, that law enforcement officials became aware of Pimentel, Kelly said.” Read more.

US: 60% of People Arrested for Islamic Terrorist Activities Were American Citizens, Report – “Sixty percent of people arrested for Islamic terrorist activities between January 2009 and April 2011 were American citizens, according to a new report from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. The study of 104 people who were arrested included U.S. and non-U.S. citizens living in America or abroad. The report, ‘Analyzing the Islamic Extremist Phenomenon in the United States: A Study of Recent Activity,’ was authored by Joan Neuhaus Schaan, fellow in homeland security at the Baker Institute.” Read more.

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