Monday, September 19, 2016

NYC Bomber Visited Afghanistan Two Years Ago, Came Back "Real Religious"

Ahmad Rahmani, after a shootout with police

The captured New York and New Jersey bombing suspect, Ahmad Rahami, was a naturalized U.S. Citizen, born in Afghanistan. According to a source interviewed by the Boston Herald, he was radicalized (or perhaps recruited) during a trip to Afghanistan, two years ago:  
ELIZABETH, N.J. -- A man who described himself as a childhood friend of the man wanted in connection with the New York City bombing told the Herald the suspect had made a life-changing trip to Afghanistan two years ago. 
"At one point he left to go to Afghanistan, and two years ago he came back, popped up out of nowhere and he was real religious," friend Flee Jones, 27, said of suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami. "And it was shocking. I'm trying to understand what's going on. I've never seen him like this."

New York City Mayor Bill Blasio originally described the Manhattan pressure cooker bomb attack as an "intentional act" that did "not appear to be linked with terrorism." Governor Andrew Cuomo claimed that while it was terrorism, there was "no evidence that it was connected to international terrorism." And just this morning White House Press Secretary Josh Ernst did a little finger wagging about the "false narrative" or "mythology" that ISIL (the Obama administration's weirdly politically correct term for ISIS) represented Islam. According to Ernst, we are in a "narrative fight" with ISIS. He didn't say it, but I assume he would lump, say, the Taliban or Al Qaeda in there as well.

Such statements of course have nothing to do with fighting terrorism and everything to do with confusing and misleading people. They are, to use Josh Ernst's terminology, part of the "narrative fight" that the collaborationist elites are engaging in, not with ISIS but with the American public.

Afghanistan is 99% Muslim, and we can be sure that when Mr. Rahami came back from his visit, he wasn't suddenly "real religious" about the tenets of Shinto.

Fifteen years ago, the United States launched a war in Afghanistan with the explicit purpose of clearing out sources of international terror. As everyone knows, we're still fighting that war. But apart from the depressing evidence on the ground - the territory that the government has lost control of, the mass-casualty bombing of the week in Kabul, etc. - there's additional evidence that we're not doing very well: Not only do the sources of international terror still exist, but they seem to be perfectly accessible to tourists from New Jersey who wish to pop in for a quick bit of "radicalization."

Luckily, Ahmad Rahami appears to have been a better fried chicken clerk than he was a bomb maker. Next time we won't be so fortunate. But I guarantee that many in authority will still be fighting hard to control the narrative.        


  1. Our current political leaders are absolutely misleading the American public.
    And much of the American public is now too stupid, too brainwashed about PC, too dumb and too distracted, to recognize it.
    Too many Americans are so easily led and gullible they believe actors and actresses, media whores, and the kind, when they tell them Donald Trump is "unqualified" and "dangerous".
    We may be too stupid to survive.

  2. 'An intentional act that did not appear to be linked to terrorism'....!!? What? It is an act of terrorism. How obtuse and/or deceptive can you be? You don't want to believe it? In denial? Or you know what it is and are disguising it....Either way is totally dishonest. For someone to make such a nasty, destructive bomb and set it out to kill innocent people going about their daily life with no reason to think a bomb will explode near them, that is a terrorist act. Whether it was done by the IRA, the Weather Underground, FALN, or as in this case- Islam- it is an act of terror.
    Stop it! Fools.
    And stop the argument about not succumbing to fear. We are like the frogs in a pot of water slowing boiling with Obama and others urging us to just carry on. I am afraid of terrorism, don't like living with it, feel extorted and oppressed by it. And I am especially afraid of the most rampant kind of terrorism now- the Islamic kind. When a certain group of people want to kill you, try to kill you, kill others just like you in the most horrible and bloody ways, you would have to be braindead NOT to be scared.
    Guess I'm an Islamophobe.
    Kudos to NYPD and whoever else was on that case. That makes me feel a bit safer- but I would much rather those effective efforts before the act, rather than after. Our government is not protecting us.