Sunday, September 20, 2009

FBI Dragnet: Alleged Al-Qaeda Operative Najibullah Zazi Arrested in Denver

The New York Daily News (9-20-09) reports that an alleged Al-Qaeda operative, Najibullah Zazi, has been arrested by the FBI in the Denver suburb of Aurora. Here is the FBI press release (9-20-09) about the arrests. Zazi's father was arrested with his son; and Ahmad Wais Afzali, an imam at a Queens mosque, was arrested in Flushing N.Y.

Najibullah Zazi was arrested for lying about documents on explosives that the authorities found on his computer, which was confiscated when he visited New York. This charge will be enough to get him off the street until the FBI has time to make its case. The FBI may not want to share all their evidence in a public indictment, especially before they have a chance to round up all the terrorists in this cell. That's the difficulty with trying these terrorists in court instead of obliterating them on the battlefield: the authorities have to share so much information with the enemy.

The Queens imam Ahmad Afzali made this not-very-sincere statement:

"Are we going to be treated like this for the rest of our lives?"..."Every Muslim across America is fed up with this kind of mistrust." [See the full text of this long, informational article.]

Aren't you just just itching to dust the mothballs off your waterboard and head for the nearest alligator hole when Al-Qaeda morons say annoying things like that?

Since when does the arrogant Afzali speak for "every Muslim across America"? Most American Muslims do not support Al-Qaeda. In fact, most Muslims in the world do not approve of Al-Qaeda or suicide bombing. After all, Al-Qaeda is constantly murdering Muslims who vote for their leaders and don't toe the Al-Qaeda line. According to Pew Research (9-10-09):

Eight years after the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the Pew Global Attitudes Project finds that support for Osama bin Laden has declined considerably among Muslim publics in recent years. Moreover, majorities or pluralities among eight of the nine Muslim publics surveyed this year say that suicide bombing and other forms of violence against civilians can never be justified to defend Islam; only in the Palestinian territories does a majority endorse such attacks.

The drop in support for bin Laden has been most dramatic in Indonesia, Pakistan and Jordan. Currently, about one-quarter of Muslims in Jordan (28%) and Indonesia (25%) express confidence in the al Qaeda leader to do the right thing regarding world affairs; in 2003, majorities in each country agreed (56% and 59%, respectively).

In Pakistan, where bin Laden is believed to be hiding, 18% of Muslims now say they have confidence in him. Just last year, 34% of Pakistani Muslims expressed support for bin Laden and, in 2003, nearly half (46%) agreed. Pakistani Muslims' views of al Qaeda have also grown less favorable over the past year; 9% have a favorable view of the group, compared with 25% in 2008. (Publics in the other nations surveyed were not asked about their opinion of al Qaeda in the current poll; for a more detailed analysis of Pakistani views about extremism see "Pakistani Public Opinion: Growing Concerns About Extremism, Continuing Discontent with U.S.," released Aug. 13, 2009)

Only in Nigeria is Osama bin Laden more popular among Muslims than he was earlier in the decade. More than half of Nigerian Muslims (54%) have confidence in bin Laden when it comes to world affairs; 44% said that was the case in 2003.

Bin Laden also has the support of most Muslims in the Palestinian territories (52%), but a much more solid majority of Palestinian Muslims had confidence in him in 2003 (72%). Young Palestinians are far more likely to express positive views of the al Qaeda leader. Six-in-ten Palestinian Muslims under 30 say they have confidence in bin Laden; 46% of those age 30 and older share that view. The age gap was much narrower in 2003 -- 76% of those under 30 and 69% in the older age group had confidence in bin Laden then. [See the full text of the article.]


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