Thursday, February 17, 2005
- Alkhifa, a precursor organization to al Qaeda, had one of its main offices in Jersey City.
- the first bombing of the WTC, in 1993, was carried out by a local terrorist cell from Jersey City, under the direction of Omar Abdel Rahman, the Egyptian blind sheikh and terrorist mastermind who presided over the Jersey City mosque.
- The van used in the bombing was rented in Jersey City
- The bomb was built in Jersey City apartments
- A few years later, a local terrorist cell was caught before it could blow up bridges, tunnels, the Stock Exchange, the Jewish Museum, and once again the WTC.
- After 9/11, several of the Anthrax letters were posted only minutes away by auto from Jersey City. The "right wing" suspect that PC prosecutors fastened on was completely exonerated. The Feds still don't have a clue who sent those Anthrax letters.
- Lawyer Lynne Stewart, recently convicted of promoting terrorism, was convicted based in part on testimony provided by Jersey City Copts.
The Weekly Standard:
Soon after September 11, in November 2001, a reporter from the Canadian daily National Post, Marina Jimenez, visited the Jersey City mosque undercover. In an article entitled "The radicalization of U.S. Muslims," she noted the stern warning posted in front of the mosque: "Those who do not belong to this Muslim community will be prosecuted for trespassing." The mosque's Egyptian-born imam, Sheikh Mohammed, she reported, called for a show of loyalty not to the United States, but to oppressed Muslims around the world, especially in Chechnya, Palestine, and Afghanistan, echoing Osama bin Laden's message.This is a Jihadist Mosque, a temple of evil rivaling anything Indiana Jones blundered into in the movies.
Combined with Zawahiri's recent mention of Copts (remember that the Egyptian doctor Zawahiri, 2nd demon prince in charge of al Qaeda, was the head of Egyptian Islamic Jihad which was one of the two organizations that became Al Qaeda, so he has a long history of targeting Copts in his native country), the circumstantial evidence that Egyptian Jihadists had the motive and the opportunity to do this is strong. They may have been local, like those who mailed the Anthrax letters. They may have been brought in from another country. We don't know.
I'll be keeping my eyes open. I hope you will too.