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Mother of Homegrown NY Jihadist: ‘My Son Was a Normal American Guy … Then He Became a Muslim and He Changed’

Mamma knows best.  I’d love to believe that this will be used as a valuable learning experience for Taqqiya’s Leftist Companions as well as its other friend, the Obama Administration, but somehow I have a feeling that this will all, yet again, fall on deaf ears …

By Henrick Karoliszyn, Glenn Blain & Tracy Connor – “The mother of homegrown terror suspect Jose Pimentel says she loves the city — and her son.

‘I want to apologize to the City of New York,’ Carmen Sosa, 56, said Monday in the lobby of a Harlem apartment building.

‘I love the city. I’ve been here since 1987 and I’m very disappointed with what my son was doing. I didn’t raise him that way. I feel very bad about the situation. I thank the police. They did what they’re supposed to do.’

Sosa said her son’s personality began to change after the then-teenager swapped salsa for Islam about five years ago.

‘My son was a normal American guy,’ she said. ‘He did what young people do. Then he became a Muslim and he changed.’ …

When he started reading the Koran in 2001, Sosa wasn’t happy because she’s a Catholic, but she noted that ‘in beginning, he wasn’t a fanatic.’

‘He prayed and went to the mosque,’ she said.

Over time, he stopped writing and listening to salsa music and spent his days praying, reading and sleeping. She said Pimentel’s fierce embrace of Islam — he converted in 2004, according to police — prompted her to move him back to the city from Schenectady in early 2010.

‘I brought him here because I didn’t like the way he was acting,’ she said. ‘I’m Catholic … I don’t support the Muslims.’

The move did not dampen his fervor.” Read more.

FBI drops the ball, believed that al-Qaida sympathizer Jose Pimentel was not a threat – “The FBI did not pursue a case against an alleged al-Qaida sympathiser accused of plotting to blow up police and military personnel because it believed he was mentally unstable and incapable of pulling it off, officials said on Monday. Investigators from the New York Police Department, which announced the arrest of Dominican-born US citizen Jose Pimentel, 27, at a press conference late on Sunday night, sought to involve the FBI at least twice. But both times the FBI concluded he wasn’t a serious threat, according to officials who spoke to the Associated Press.” Read more.

  1. 11/22/2011 at 1:23 AM

    I’ve gotten thru the first 4 Suras of the Qur’an–couldn’t be more polar opposite in how it portrays Allah and his ways vs. Yahweh of the Bible. You can’t really call the Qur’an a “revelation” of Allah–its only a collection of disjointed commands and domestic laws, at least so far. Nothing like the Bible, where we are drawn to know and love God in an intimate relationship.

    Anyway, if you’d like to see some of the stark contrasts with the Bible, I’ve focused on a handful of particularly egregious examples from the first 100 verses of Sura 4 here:



    • admin
      10/21/2012 at 5:53 AM

      You need to read the original ARABIC version. All English versions are watered down. The Quran is merely plagiarism of various segments of the Torah and old Christian texts during Mohammed’s many raids and lootings. It’s a mitchmatch of various passages, then modified by Muslims over the years. Hadith and Sura are the lives and teachings of Calip Mohammed. You should read the Hadith too because Mohammed is the ideal man for Muslims to emulate and follow.


  2. Anonymous
    11/22/2011 at 2:45 PM

    I have read the Koran many years ago 1990 actually – once was enough – it is designed to used just the way Islam is using it – nothing in it is coherent or make any sense regards loving your fellow man – the scattered and blunt statements in it are designed to abuse and dictate over others especially women and the infidels



  3. ICA
    11/22/2011 at 11:21 PM

    Robert Spencer has a book out that’ll help to distinguish up from down:

    The Complete Infidel’s Guide to the Koran

    “The Koran: It may be the most controversial book in the world. Some see it as a paean to peace, others call it a violent mandate for worldwide Islamic supremacy.

    How can one book lead to such dramatically different conclusions? New York Times bestselling author Robert Spencer reveals the truth in The Complete Infidel’s Guide to the Koran: not many Westerners know what’s in the Koran, since so few have actually read it — even among the legions of politicians, diplomats, analysts, and editorial writers who vehemently insist that the Koran preaches tolerance.

    Now, Spencer unveils the mysteries lying behind this powerful book, guiding readers through the controversies surrounding the Koran’s origins and its most contentious passages. Stripping out the obsolete debates, Spencer focuses on the Koran’s decrees toward Jews, Christians, and other Infidels, explaining how they were viewed in Muhammad’s time, what they’ve supposedly done wrong, and most important, what the Koran has in store for them.”

    The Complete Infidel's Guide to the Koran


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