Terrorists in New Jersey
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2. 06/17/15 - Samuel Rahamin Topaz, 21, was
arrested in his Fort Lee, NJ, home and
charged with one count of conspiring with others in New Jersey
and New York to provide services and personnel to the Islamic
State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign
terrorist organization. - 09/09/15 Topaz pleads guilty to charge.
6. 09/23/15 - A 17-year-old
Hackensack boy claimed he would be involved in an attack at the
9/11 Memorial in New York City and said his "friends"
in the Islamic State group were planning to attack New York. He is also accused of making online
threats against President Barack Obama and the White House.
7. 09/17/16 - 9:30 AM - Seaside
Park, NJ. A bomb exploded in a garbage can near the start of a
Marine Corps charity run. Later, three more pipe-bomb-type
devices wired together were found near the boardwalk in Seaside
8. 09/17/16 - 8:30 PM - A bomb
explodes in a dumpster in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan,
New York. A second device built from a pressure cooker and
containing wires and a mobile phone is discovered a few blocks
from the first blast site.
9. 09/18/16 - 8:30 PM - Police
respond to reports of a suspicious backpack with wires and pipes
in a rubbish near a station in Elizabeth, New Jersey. They
discover multiple IEDs, detonating one via a bomb disposal robot.
09/19/16 - NYPD confirm that suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, a
naturalised US citizen born in Afghanistan, has been taken into
custody in Linden following a shoot-out with police during which
two Linden police officers were injured. Rahami is then linked to
all three bombing incidents (#7 - # 8 - #9). Mohammad Rahami
(father of Ahmed) and his family attended Dar-Ul-Islam
mosque (near the Islamic Center of Union County; see #9) when
they first moved to the area. The elder Rahami did charity work
and prayed on a near-daily basis at the community center.
02/13/18 Update: According to prosecuters, Ahmad Khan Rahami, who has been imprisoned at the New
York Federal Jail since his capture, has been giving other
inmates copies of terrorist propaganda and jihadist materials,
including speeches and lectures by al-Qaida founder Osama bin
Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki. Our taxpayer dollars are at work
helping him to recruit more jihadis within the USA while under
Federal custody. Rahimi also allowed some inmates to view
materials on his laptop or provided electronic copies as he
spread "The Book of Jihad," bomb-making instructions
and various issues of a propaganda magazine. We just don't
"get it." As Walt Kelly's Pogo said, "We have met the enemy and
he is us."
12. 10/31/17 The Masjid Omar Mosque is at 501
Getty Avenue, in Paterson, NJ, around
the corner from the apartment where Sayfullo Saipov, lived with
his family. The New York Police Department identified the mosque
as a target in a surveilance program in a 2006 report, but owing
to federal lawsuits, discontinued the surveillance program in
15. 05/01/18 - Fort Lee (#2
on Top Map) Muslim Terrorists and Wannabees Sentenced to Prison
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