Two would-be jihadis, bent on attacking US troops were arrested at JFK airport in Queens, NY late last night (Saturday, June 5, 2010) by the FBI and NYPD.
The vermin were trying to go to Somalia to join up with the Al-Shabab insurgent group which is tied to Osama bin Laden’s Al-Qaeda network. The jihadis, Mohamed Hamoud Alessa of North Bergen, NJ and Carlos Eduardo Almonte of Elmwood Park, NJ have been charged with conspiring to commit an act of international terrorism.
NEWARK — Two New Jersey men intent on killing American troops were arrested Saturday as they boarded flights to link up with a virulent jihadist group in Somalia, authorities said.
The men, both North Jersey residents, were charged with conspiring to commit an act of international terrorism through a group tied to Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda network, according to officials familiar with the details of the arrests.
Mohamed Hamoud Alessa, 20, of North Bergen, and Carlos Eduardo Almonte, 26, of Elmwood Park were apprehended at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens before they could board separate flights to Egypt, where they were to start journeys to Somalia. The men were arrested by teams of state and federal law-enforcement agents who have been investigating the pair since October 2006, according to the officials, who requested anonymity because they are not authorized to discuss the operation publicly.
Late Saturday night, the state homeland security agency confirmed a police action at the airport but gave few details.
“Two individuals were arrested at JFK in connection with an ongoing investigation. At this time, we can provide no further details because the investigation is ongoing. The arrests do not relate to an immediate threat,” said Jose Lozano, a spokesman for the state Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness.
U.S. Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Rebekah Carmichael issued a similar statement just after midnight, saying “the arrests do not relate to any known immediate threat to the public or active plot against the United States.”
The arrests were the culmination of Operation Arabian Knight, a joint federal and local investigation, during which an undercover NYPD police official befriended the two traitorous scum and monitored their jihadist activities and travel plans since 2006.
Like the animals, Nidal Hasan and Faisal Shahzadt, Alessa and Almonte are US citizens. The charge of treason should be added to the indictment and the death penalty sought as the sentence.
Sadly but unsurprisingly for America, neither President Obama or his boy, Attorney General Holder have the desire to fully prosecute Muslim “Americans” or their dhimmi allies – or, frankly it seems, most non-White offenders.
It’s good to see that investigations like Operation Arabian Knight are taking place and are, at least in some instances, being successful at eliminating or mitigating the threat posed by Islamic terrorism.