U.S. Attorney David B. Barlow, of Utah, walks off following an interview at his office Thursday, May 16, 2013, in Salt Lake City. U.S. authorities in Idaho said they have arrested Fazliddin Kurbanov, a man from Uzbekistan accused of conspiring with a designated terrorist organization in his home country and helping scheme to use a weapon of mass destruction. Credit: AP
Cloward and Piven is in full force with Progressive-gate everywhere you look these days. Obama has the country thoroughly embroiled in a Trifecta of scandals encompassing tapping 120 AP phone lines, other media and the Senate cloakroom (oh hell, he’s bugging everyone these days); ignoring the dead heroes of Benghazigate (whom Obama and Clinton allowed to be murdered) and the most egregious of all, using the IRS as a political weapon to an extent never seen before and then denying he had anything to do with it (playing Sargent Schultz to a tee with Holder mimicking his Oscar winning performance). I don’t know whether to pull the covers over my head in exhaustion and embarrassment or to pop some popcorn and watch the whole progressive mess unravel.
While all this circus is being dramatically staged in Congress with much huffing and puffing, but little in the way of repercussions, other ‘interesting’ events have been occurring in America. Some even in my state of Idaho (surprise, surprise, surprise!).
First, let’s look at the 7 young Chemical Engineering students who were caught trespassing in Boston (yes, the very same Boston where we just had a terrorist attack) in the middle of the night at the Quabbin Reservoir, where Boston draws their drinking water from. They were from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Singapore (Johnny… what are all three known for? Islam! Ding! Ding! Ding!). But, don’t you worry… They were found guilty of only trespassing — boys will be boys and girls (5 men and 2 women), don’t ya know. Don’t pay attention to their Chemical Engineering degrees or their country of origin or their religion. I’m sure it is just innocent hijinks. But I won’t be moving to Boston any time soon (read “ever”). This is according to the FBI, who I totally believe (not). The authorities claim there was never a threat to the water supply. Just like there was never a threat to the Boston Marathon and those nightly low flying aircraft over the area are probably just testing for pollen. Boston, you’ve got a real problem. It’s a problem we are seeing all across America… The authorities think Americans are morons and actually believe their lies. Nothing to see here – ever.
On to Idaho. This is ironic. I deliberately moved to this state because it was a conservative haven and about as safe as you could get. Sigh. Thanks to Obama’s immigration policy of ‘we’ll accept everyone, but those who should be here,’ we have caught an Uzbekistan Muslim in Boise who is here legally and gleefully plotting terrorist attacks. He didn’t get around to killing lots of Americans yet, so no biggie and definitely not in the major news cycle. Move along dupes.
U.S. officials charged an Uzbek citizen in Idaho with providing bomb-making knowledge and other support to an Islamist militant group, knowing that it would be used in an attack, authorities said on Thursday.
Fazliddin Kurbanov, 30, a national of Uzbekistan living legally in Idaho, was arrested in Boise and faces a three-count grand jury indictment in Idaho and a single-count indictment in Utah, prosecutors said.
They said Kurbanov provided information and money to the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, which the United States has designated as a foreign terrorist organization. The group supports establishing strict Islamic rule in Uzbekistan.
This scum was probably spreading Shariah crappola in Boise and everywhere he could while dreaming of dead infidels nightly. He also believes in a Caliphate which is hardly surprising.
A little background on Uzbekistan from The Blaze:
Although the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan started in the 1990s with the stated aim of overthrowing the Uzbek regime and establishing an Islamic government, its goals have expanded to creating a broader Central Asian caliphate.
The movement’s fighters have a presence in Afghanistan’s northern provinces and in Pakistan’s Waziristan province. U.S. and Afghan officials say al-Qaeda has been building ties with the IMU.
Last year, an Uzbek named Ulugbek Kodirov was sentenced to a minimum 15 years in prison in Alabama for plotting to shoot President Barack Obama while on the campaign trail. Kodirov pleaded guilty, saying he was acting at the behest of the IMU.
Did it every occur to our governmental jack-wagons, that being from this particular bed of Islamic radicalism should preclude him from getting citizenship? Or, is it fast-track citizenship for all Muslims these days? No discrimination due to religion or terroristic tendencies.
Did no one suspect this guy? Were you too afraid to speak up? Someone evidently turned him in and good for them. But notice, the officials are brushing it off as a semi-’lone wolf’ incident. I highly doubt that. In fact, it is rumored by residents there that the apartment building is chock full of “refugees”. Sounds like a ticking time bomb to me. A Russian radical Islamist is planning violent Jihad by himself? Has anyone, ANYONE, looked into his family there, his connections, his damned friends?! Hello! Remember Boston!! Gee, that was sooo long ago, we seem to have already forgotten. What you don’t see in the news is all the thwarted terror attacks going on the US – all over the place. And I would wager a fair number that have happened and have been covered up. Do we really not care until it is us? Are we that self-centered? The guy wasn’t protesting potatoes, people, he was plotting to kill innocent individuals. He also had ‘unnamed’ co-conspirators (sort of nixing the ‘lone wolf’ theme). Mull that over, Boise.
From Walid Shoebat:
If Americans cared about terrorists whose plans are thwarted, the media would no longer be able to deny the one common thread – Islam.
As for Uzbekistan, Islamic fundamentalism has been on the rise there since the end of the Cold War. As Americans cheered the fall of the Soviet Union and the independence of Soviet satellite countries, Islam incubated.
Consider the formation of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), a consortium of twelve nation states that sought independence after the fall of the Soviet Union. Chechnya – homeland of the Tsarnaevs – attempted to break from the Soviets in 1991 but Russia would not allow it. Now that Americans are becoming familiar with Islamic terrorism from that region, Russia’s reticence to grant that independence appears a bit more warranted now than it did then.
Chechnya was one region that Russia simply was not willing to relinquish. In hindsight, the Chechen rebels’ propensity for violent terrorism almost certainly played a role in that decision. – The Case FOR Islamophobia, p. 355
While Uzbekistan does not have the uncontrollable problem with Islamic fundamentalism that Chechnya has, it is a nation whose history lies with the Turkish Ottoman Empire, as does the history of Kazakstan, Kyrgystan, Tajikstan, and Turkmenistan – all members of the CIS.
In short there are two story lines that are being overlooked relative to the arrest of Kurbanov. One is that he is allegedly a thwarted Islamic terrorist. The other has to do with the country he is from.
Americans better wake up fast before a car is parked in front of a place packed with Americans and the car trunk is packed with a nuke. It’s coming.
We are way past the time where we can just work and play like nothing is going on. We better wake up to the evil around us and among us before it swallows us whole. All of us including our children.
The following is from Jihad Watch with Robert Spencer’s comments:
“Idaho man pleads not guilty in alleged Uzbekistan terror plot,” from the Associated Press, May 17 (thanks to Darcy):
BOISE, Idaho — An Uzbekistan national living in Boise said little during his first court appearance Friday on federal charges that he gave support, cash and other resources to help a recognized terrorist group in his home country plan a terrorist attack there.
Fazliddin Kurbanov, 30, was arrested Thursday during a raid of his small apartment. Prosecutors have offered few details of their investigation or Kurbanov’s alleged role in helping a militant group back home. He was charged in Idaho as well as Utah as a result of an extensive investigation into his activities late last year and this year.
Kurbanov pleaded not guilty during the hearing that lasted about 20 minutes. Kurbanov — with a short, cropped beard, dark hair and wearing a jail jumpsuit — spoke only a few words to the judge, their communication complicated by language differences.
Federal officials said they will enlist the help of an interpreter when Kurbanov, who lists Uzbek as his first language and Russian as his second in court documents, appears Tuesday for his detention hearing.
Until then, he will be held in the Ada County Jail. Kurbanov said he couldn’t pay for an attorney, so federal public defender Richard Rubin was appointed to handle the case.
“Given his arrest, we believe any potential threat he posed has been contained,” said U.S Attorney Wendy Olson, who declined to comment on whether federal agents are pursuing additional arrests. Their investigation is ongoing, she said.
Kurbanov has been living in the United States legally, but his immigration status is unclear. He said he had a job driving trucks in Boise and listed his only assets as a couple of used cars and a small amount of cash in checking and savings accounts.
His trial on the three counts filed in Idaho is scheduled for July 2.
Olson said she has seen Internet comments blaming Idaho’s Muslim community, something she called inappropriate. She said her office enjoys “outstanding partnerships” with its members.
“These charges shouldn’t be seen as a reflection on that community,” Olson said.
This caveat is obligatory nowadays, and there is nothing particularly wrong with it except that it reflects the influence of Islamic supremacist advocacy groups like the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which push the fiction that Muslims in the U.S. are in danger of a large-scale “backlash” after jihad attacks occur or jihad plots are revealed.
The Idaho indictment charges Kurbanov with one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization and one count of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists and possession of an unregistered explosive device.
It alleges that between August and May, Kurbanov knowingly conspired with others to provide support and resources, including computer software and money, to the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, which the U.S. has identified as a terrorist organization. The group’s purpose is to overthrow the government of Uzbekistan, said David B. Barlow, U.S. attorney in Utah. The alleged co-conspirators were not named.
The indictment also alleges Kurbanov provided material support to terrorists, knowing that the help was to be used in preparation for a plot involving the use of a weapon of mass destruction. On Nov. 15, Kurbanov possessed an explosive device, consisting of a series of parts intended to be converted into a bomb, according to the indictment. Those parts included a hollow hand grenade, a hobby fuse, aluminum powder, potassium nitrate and sulfur.
A separate federal grand jury in Utah charged Kurbanov with distributing information about explosives, bombs and weapons of mass destruction. For 10 days in January, Kurbanov taught and demonstrated how to make an “explosive, destructive device, and weapon of mass destruction,” the document states.
The Utah indictment, which will be handled separately after the Idaho prosecution is resolved, alleges that Kurbanov provided written recipes for how to make improvised explosive devices and went on instructional shopping trips in Utah showing what items are necessary to buy in order to make the devices, Barlow said. Kurbanov also showed Internet videos on the topic, Barlow said.
The prosecutor declined to say whom Kurbanov took on the shopping trips in Utah but said that information will come out as the case proceeds.
The indictment from Utah also alleges that Kurbanov intended that the videos, recipes, instructions and shopping trips be used to make an explosive device for the “bombings of a place of public use, public transportation system, and infrastructure facility.”…
I’m sorry, this does reflect badly on the Muslim community as a whole. They are not policing, condemning or hell, slapping the backs of their heads when it comes to their terrorist agenda.
This miscreant evidently appeared in court last Friday and could get 20 years. First, that is too light of a sentence for him — I prefer death. Second, he wouldn’t even get the 20 years. They’ll slap his hands and give him a light sentence and probation or he’ll get sent home. Either way, he’ll live to bomb another day. The enemy is among us, even in Idaho. Whether America accepts it or not, we are at war with radical Islam and we have a President who is on the wrong side.