FBI special agent admonishes us, the mass murderer's intended victims, that our priority is not our own safety but the civil rights of the terrorist.
Rezwan Ferdaus, WBZ
10/1/11, "DOJ's Muslim Affirmation," American Thinker, Jan LaRue
"When a Muslim is charged with terrorism, the Muslim "community" gets a warm and fuzzy affirmation from the U.S. Department of Justice. See here, here, and here. Other cultures, communities, and religions, not so much.
The U.S. Attorney's office for Massachusetts announced Tuesday the arrest of a U.S. citizen for allegedly plotting with al Qaeda to blow up the U.S. Capitol and the Pentagon:
A 26-year-old Ashland man was arrested and charged today in connection with his plot to damage or destroy the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol, using large remote controlled aircraft filled with C-4 plastic explosives. Rezwan Ferdaus, a U.S. citizen, was also charged with attempting to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization, specifically to al Qaeda, in order to carry out attacks on U.S. soldiers stationed overseas.
U.S. Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz didn't mention "Muslim" or "Islam" in her 1,515-word press release, so which "particular, culture, community or religion" is she affirming in her statement below? I'm guessing it isn't al Qaeda:
"I want the public to understand that Mr. Ferdaus' conduct, as alleged in the complaint, is not reflective of a particular culture, community or religion. In addition to protecting our citizens from the threats and violence alleged today, we also have an obligation to protect members of every community, race and religion against violence and other unlawful conduct."
Richard DesLauriers, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Boston Division, added a warning to the rest of us about engaging in "unlawful behavior against others in the community":
"It is important to remember that our system of justice is based on the notion of individual responsibility. Therefore, no one should cite Mr. Ferdaus' actions as an excuse or reason to engage in any unlawful behavior against others in the community. We will work diligently to protect the civil rights of all Americans.""...
Physics major also planned devices to kill or maim US servicemen overseas.
9/28/11, "Ashland (Mass.) man accused of plotting to blow up Pentagon," Boston Herald, Joe Dwinell
"An Ashland Muslim man was arrested today for what authorities said was an al-Qaeda-inspired plot to turn the tables on the U.S. military by targeting the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol with unmanned drones packed with explosives.
The 26-year-old Northeastern University grad with a degree in physics is also accused of trying to rig cell phones to blow up improvised explosive devices to maim or kill U.S. soldiers serving overseas....
He plotted to have six people, including himself and an “amir” (an Arabic term for leader)
- carry out the plot, feds said....
“I just can’t stop; there is no other choice for me,” Ferdaus is accused of telling FBI undercover agents during the sting that began last January. He reportedly began plotting his jihad in early 2010....
Authorities said that after blowing off the dome of the Capitol, Ferdaus planned to go in with AK-47s, corner any survivors and shoot them dead. As for whether any additional arrests are pending, the U.S. Attorney’s Office called the investigation “ongoing.”"...