September 16, 2009

FBI unit set for more anti-terror raids in Queens; Fears of Madrid-style subway bombings - (UPDATED/Bumped)

I am not sure the media should be telegraphing the FBI moves ahead of time...but if this report is true....we could be looking at a second Madrid coming to a city near you.

NY Daily News

Fearful of a Madrid-style subway train bombing, authorities are poised to make more raids to seize bomb-making materials at locations in Queens, sources said Wednesday.

The FBI's elite Hostage Rescue Squad arrived in New York in anticipation of the offensive to thwart a Denver-based terror cell with ties to Al Qaeda, police sources told the Daily News.

It gets worse..
Another source said an earlier raid uncovered nine backpacks and cell phones, raising memories of the March 2004 bombings in Madrid.
And then this...
Scores of FBI agents inundated Denver Tuesday as they closed the noose on what sources say is a five-man cabal with ties to World Trade Center mastermind Osama Bin Laden's terrorist group.
This is more serious then we are being led to believe....

UPDATE by Rusty: From the same article above (h/T: Jane):

In the car, sources said the feds found documents and papers about bomb-making and bombs.
Also, predictably, the imam of the mosque he went to:
"Islam is against terrorism. It is a religion of peace."
Nothing to see here folks, move along....

UPDATE: That's some imam you got there:

The man, whose name was withheld, had allegedly notified an imam that the FBI was looking for their Denver pal, and the Muslim leader, in turn, contacted the suspect's family to have them warn him.
Would this be the same ISLAMISARELGIONOFPEACE imam noted above I wonder?

UPDATE: Could it get worse? No. And by no, I mean yes:

A suspected "al Qaeda" associate who prompted anti-terror raids on three city homes trained with the terror organization in Pakistan with several other Queens residents
Update:(Newbie): FBI is executing a search warrant at the home ofNajibullah Zazi in Aurora Colo.

By Matt Damon at 01:04 PM | Comments |