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Tuesday, November 22, 2011
The troubling implications of Jose Pimentel's arrest
The arrest of Jose Pimentel says a lot about the war on terror, homeland security, the news media, and the Islamic threat to America. Pimentel is a 27 year old man who New York police arrested on charges of plotting to build bombs to kill American soldiers returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as post offices, police cars and other facilities. He is a naturalized US citizen born in the Dominican Republic. In most news stories from major media, the fact that Pimentel is a converted Muslim is buried or never revealed. But Pimentel's post-conversion name is Muhammad Yusuf--which was not reported by mainstream US media, but rather by the UK Telegraph and the UK Independent.
There is more to the story. The FBI and Homeland Security didn't see Yusuf as a threat and declined to take on the case, according to the New York Police Department. NYPD, however, persisted that Yusuf was worth watching. Yusuf was a follower of al Qaeda terrorist mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki, who the US disposed of via a September drone attack in Yemen. Yusuf was inspired by al Qaeda's online magazine "Inspire" to use an article's instructions to build a bomb in your mother's kitchen. And that's exactly what he is charged with as he was living with his mother and proceeded to build a bomb from materials that he purchased from Home Depot.
Interesting that Yusuf's mother Carmen Sosa told reporters that she was shocked and saddened by what her son is alleged to have done. She said, "I would like to apologize about this, I mean I didn't raise my son that way. I feel very bad about this. I always loved New York the way it is. I also want to say thank you to the police. I think they handled it well." She said her son was raised Catholic but became interested in Islam shortly after the September 11 attacks. The mother said that she was "very disappointed with what my son was doing." She said she never saw him with bomb-making materials and that most of the time, "He was very calm. He was praying to Allah, reading the Quran."
Throughout the Bible there are examples of what happens when the people of a country turn away from God. As a nation, the United States has reversed its longstanding and traditional reverence of God to become revelers of humanism and false gods. The Lord said of Babylon in Jeremiah 51:14, "Surely I will fill thee with men, as with locusts, and they shall lift up a battle cry against thee." The US today looks a lot like the Babylon of yesteryears--so much so that the FBI and Homeland Security do not see people like Yusuf a threat--so much so that the mainstream news media ignores the very reason this Islamic convert did what he did--reading the Quran and the hate filled propaganda its followers produce.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!