NY – Long Island – Terrorist who provided money to Times Square Bomber (Faisal Shahzad) is Arrested in Long Island HOME

I guess Hillery was right, it’s DOMESTIC terrorism that we need to focus on.

The thing that she didn’t say is that, even though she said DOMESTIC, she must have meant Muslim.  They are not something that I would call domestic.  They are not Americans.  They don’t integrate.  They are the enemy living amongst us.

Where is Napalitano?  What does homeland security have to say about this one?

LI Man Arrested For Providing Money in Times Square Bombing Plot:

9:33 p.m. EDT, September 15, 2010

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Long Island man was arrested and charged Wednesday after federal authorities say he unwittingly funded a Connecticut man’s botched attempted to bomb Times Square in May by providing unlicensed banking services.

According to an indictment filed in U.S. District Court in ManhattanWednesday, Mohammad Younis, 44, is accused in engaging in hawala activites, an informal banking system which relies on wire transfers, couriers and overnight mail. Younis was arrested at his Long Island home early Wednesday and immediately taken to the courthouse where he made his initial appearance, officials said.

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Younis allegedly provided thousands of dollars in cash to Faisal Shahzad and another unidentified individual on April 10 – exactly three weeks before the failed bombing attempt in Times Square, according to a release issued by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.

The two men who traveled from Connecticut and New Jersey met Younis on Long Island for the transaction at the direction of a coconspirator in Pakistan. According to Bharara, there were no allegations that Younis was aware of the intended use of the funds.

“By engaging in the alleged conduct, Mohammad Younis unwittingly funded a terror plot that, if successful, would have caused mass casualties in New York City,” Bharara said. “These charges remind us how international terrorists use the cover of informal money transfer systems to avoid detection and to inflict catastrophic harm.”

Younis was charged with conducting an unlicensed money transmitting business between Pakistan and the United States and conspiracy to do so. Both charges carry a potential of up to five years in prison.

Shahzad, a former U.S.-trained financial analyst, pleaded guilty on June 21. He acknowledged during the plea receiving a cash payment in April in the United States to fund his preparations, and he said it was arranged in Pakistan by associates of the Tehrik-e-Taliban, the militant extremist group based in Pakistan that trained Shahzad to use explosives.

Shahzad was arrested two days after his bomb in the back of a sport utility vehicle on a warm Saturday night sputtered but never ignited, catching the eye of a street vendor who alerted police nearby.

“I consider myself … a Muslim soldier,” Shahzad said as he pleaded guilty. He added that he chose to try to set off his bomb when he knew Times Square would be packed with tourists, making it likely he would kill or injure many people.



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