Well, I guess we have to assume the guy they arrested is a Muslim cause they didn’t name him. The fellow who shot at the white house they named as soon as they had him even though he was a Mexican, I suppose because he wore a cross in his videos and had a non-Muslim name. But as the person under arrest here is just a ‘man in custody’ I suppose that means we can assume he is a Muslim.
On the other hand, the mayor of NYC is holding a press conference at 7:30 EST to discuss this terror plan and it was targeting civil servants. This makes me suspect it is something they can pin on the right wing, as if it was a Muslim, the mayor would more likely have booked a table for 50 at his local shawarma place and then head off with the rest of city council to admire the photographs over at the new Ground Zero mosque.JOE GOLDSTEIN
Nov 20 2011
The authorities have arrested a man who law enforcement officials believe was planning to build and detonate a bomb in New York with government workers as the target, a person briefed on the case said on Sunday.
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly of the New York Police Department, and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. were expected to announce the charges against the man at 7:30 p.m. at a news conference at City Hall.
The man was arrested within the last 24 hours.
The defendant in the case – whose identity could not be learned – had bought bomb-making materials and “began to build them,” said the person briefed on the case, who added that the Police Department had had the man under surveillance for about a year.
One law enforcement official described the case as a “lone wolf scenario.”