Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Pakistan makes arrests connected to NYC bomb attempt

Will the white House Finally start calling Radical Islamists , Terrorists ?
Or will this jackass just be another Misguided Muslim ?
There Should be zero tolerance for Individuals who are responsible for incidents like this Attempted terrorist attack , And no sugar coating the Reality of their Actions !

(Reuters) - Pakistani police arrested several people on Tuesday in connection with the failed Times Square car bomb attack in New York, security sources said .

"We have picked up a few family members" related to Faisal Shahzad, the chief suspect in the attempted attack, a security official in Karachi said. A friend of Shahzad was also arrested.

Shahzad, a 30-year-old Pakistani-American, was arrested late on Monday at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York after being removed from a plane as it was about take off for Dubai, U.S. officials said.

Another intelligence official in Pakistan said Shahzad received militant training in northwest Pakistan near the garrison town of Kohat. The area around Kohat is a stronghold of Tariq Afridi, the Pakistani Taliban commander in the region.

The Pakistani government, which could come under renewed U.S. pressure to crack down harder on militants after the Times Square incident, said on Tuesday it would help the United States bring Shahzad to justice

Shahzad will appear in Manhattan federal court later on Tuesday to face charges "for allegedly driving a car bomb into Times Square on the evening of May 1," according to a statement by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, FBI agent George Venizelos and New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly.

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