November 06, 2009

NY Muslims: I Love Osama bin Laden & I'm Friends with Terrorists

It looks like Joseph "Yousef al-Khattab" Cohen and Younis "Yes-I-do-A-to-M-for Joey" Abdullah Mohammed have finally gotten their wish and are fast becoming the Anjem Choudary and Trevor "Abu Izzadeen" Brooks of the US. Last night Younis was on AC360 and CNN has this report of their activities:

Protected by the Constitution of the country they detest, radical Muslim converts like Yousef al-Khattab and Younes Abdullah Mohammed preach that the killing of U.S. troops overseas is justified. In their thinking, so were the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States -- and so are attacks on almost any American....

Al-Khattab and Mohammed consider al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden their model.

"I love him like I can't begin to tell you, because he doesn't seem to have done anything wrong from the sharia," al-Khattab said, referring to Islamic law. "If you're asking me if I love him as a Muslim, I love him more than I love myself."

I feel partly responsible for their ill gotten fame. But mostly I blame Howie.

But it gets better as Joey now is admitting publicly what we've all known privately for some time: that he's friends with terrorists:

Neil Bryant Vinas, a young New Yorker who has pleaded guilty to plotting to attack trains on the Long Island Rail Road, met with al-Khattab. Al-Khattab said Vinas and "some brothers" traveled to Atlantic City, New Jersey, and had dinner with him. Al-Khattab said they considered him something of a hero because he left Israel and converted to Islam.

Al-Khattab also claims friendships with Tarek Mehanna, now under indictment in Boston, Massachusetts, on charges of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, and Daniel Maldonado, who pleaded guilty before a federal judge in Texas to receiving military training from Islamic militants in Somalia.

I'll note that before hooking up in meat world that Cohen most certainly met up with Mehanna, Maldonado, and Vinas on the internet.

Thanks to Barbarossa.

Update by Howie: Yousef's DNS registration is by the unreachable Domains by Proxy.

And his site is hosted by Go Daddy.

In a recent post about Yousef's site I said

You know one of these days Joey is going to incite someone to actually kill someone. Maybe then it will be taken seriously. I hope it doesn't come to that but that seems to be what is going to take.
It appears from this article that I was all too prophetic. Has anyone died yet due to Yousef's activities? I'm not sure, but lets not wait to find out.

Its clear that Yousef al-Khattab's admitted buddy Tarek Mehanna knew what he was doing.

MEHANNA also sought to provide material support to al Qa'ida and other terrorist organizations by translating and distributing videos and text that were intended to inspire others to participate in jihad.

Among those translations, the proffer alleges, was a document called "39 Ways to Serve and Participate in Jihad." An online correspondent of Mehanna said the work was establishing him as "Al Qaeda's English wing" and "Al Qaeda in Iraq's media wing."

Is that any different than Younis distributing al-Qaeda propaganda?

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Or Statements from the "Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan"?

Or the terrorist group al-Shabaab in Somalia?

Not IMO. The indictment on Mehanna shows these people know exactly what they are doing, no matter how carefully they word their "disclaimer".

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 08:31 AM | Comments |