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Terror in Tampa

Earlier this week, the FBI announced the arrest of Sami Osmakac,
a 25-year-old Muslim man from the former Yugoslavia. In the process,
the agency thwarted what might have been a horrific terror spree
targeting populous civilian and commercial areas in Tampa, Florida.

According to the FBI’s criminal complaint,
Osmakac, a naturalized American citizen, had been planning a massive
terror attack targeting everything from businesses to nightclubs and
bridges with the aim of killing and injuring as many people as possible.
As part of the attack, he intended to set off a weapon of mass
destruction planted in a parked car, then capping off the attack by
detonating a suicide belt. Instead, Osmakac’s plans were foiled by a
masterful FBI sting operation. Undercover agents tracked the would-be
terrorist for months, monitoring his every move and even supplying him
with the (secretly non-functional) weapons that he had planned to use
before moving in this week to make a decisive arrest.



But what should be an open-and-shut
counter-terror success is now being called into question by groups like
the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and further obfuscated
by academic apologists for Islamic radicalism. No sooner was Osmakac in
handcuffs than CAIR spokesman Hassan Shibly suggested that the FBI was
more culpable in the case than the jihadist in their custody. “The
weapons and explosives were provided by the government. Was he just a
troubled individual, or did he pose a real threat?” asked Shibly, before
expressing his “concern about a perception of entrapment.”

A closer look at the facts of the case
shows this perception to be wholly unfounded. While it’s true that the
FBI provided the weapons, the fact remains that it was Osmakac, an
al-Qaeda-sympathizer, who had sought them out. Moreover, according to an
FBI affidavit, the undercover FBI agent who sold Osmakac his
non-working arms had repeatedly tried to convince him to give up his
plans and seek a normal life. In one recorded conversation, the agent
urged Osmakac to consider getting married and having a family rather
than going ahead with his plan. That is the opposite of entrapment. In
the event, Osmakac refused, insisting that he would be rewarded by Allah
in paradise for carrying out his attack. Given his intention of doing
just that, it’s to the FBI’s great credit that the agency made sure
Osmakac never had access to anything but defective arms.
Osmakac’s clearly expressed conviction
that Allah required him to commit terrorism points up another emerging
and equally misguided assessment of the case – namely, that religion had
nothing to do with Osmakac’s motives. “I don’t think his Islamic
religion has anything to do with what’s going on,” claimed
Dr. Barbara DeGeorge, identified by local Florida media as an “Islamic
studies expert,” following the arrest. Even the FBI made a concession
to political correctness, with the head of the agency’s Tampa Bay
division assuring the press that Osmakac’s case “is not about the Muslim
religion.”
All the available evidence indicates
otherwise. In an eight-minute video laying out his intentions, Osmakac
declared that he felt no compunction about killing innocents because
non-Muslim “blood” was less valuable than that of Muslims. Osmakac also
had a message for non-believers: “My message is if you don’t accept
Islam you’re going to hell.”
Nor did he spare his
co-religionists. “What’s the matter with you?” Osmakac demanded in the
video. “Trying to follow their ways? Trying to go to nightclubs, like
them? Trying to fornicate, like them? Trying to get with their women?
. . . Submit to the rule of Allah.” Not least, Osmakac yearned for a
death as a Muslim martyr, announcing that the authorities “can take me
in five million pieces,” a reference to the suicide belt he planned to
explode. Notwithstanding the apologists, it’s clear that, in Osmakac’s
mind at least, the “Islamic religion” had everything to do with his
planned attack.
Rather than pandering to political
sensitivities, the FBI would be better served by touting the truly
salutary aspect of the case: the crucial cooperation of the Tampa Muslim
community in securing Osmakac’s arrest. An unidentified Muslim citizen,
who became alarmed at Osmakac’s request for al-Qaeda flags when he
visited his or her store, first tipped off the agency to his intentions.
Thanks to that tip, the FBI was able to track Osmakac every step of the
way. If the FBI truly wanted to bolster American Muslims’ image, it
should focus on their commendable efforts in helping to stop an Islamic
fanatic from killing in the name of his religion.
SOURCE: FrontPage Magazine


Jacob Laksin is managing editor of Frontpage Magazine. He is co-author, with David Horowitz, of One-Party Classroom: How Radical Professors at America's Top Colleges Indoctrinate Students and Undermine Our Democracy.
His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Philadelphia
Inquirer, The Weekly Standard, City Journal, Policy Review, as well as
other publications. Email him at jlaksin@gmail.com.


Added: Jan-14-2012 Occurred On: Jan-14-2012
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  • deport his ass to the middle of the atlantic. and all the cair and muslim apologists as well.

    if we didnt allow such people in the country to begin with than none of this would have happened. but our government insists on having a multiCULTi multiracial shit stew. which is tearing this country apart. diversity is not a strength. it is a weakness. multicultural/multiracial societies create internal strife and disunity. that is the plan of the globalists though. destroy the West with mass immigr More..

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    • @patriots_act

      Well said.

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    • @patriots_act "deport his ass to the middle of the atlantic. and all the cair and muslim apologists as well."

      That would take care of the 00bama fraud too.

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    • @patriots_act

      America is a nation of immigrants.
      It has never been a homogenous society in its history. Different religions, different cultures, different everything, yet it managed to do pretty well compared to other societies that are less diverse.

      I totally disagree with your assumption that diversity is a weakness....I see it as a strenght. Every culture on the planet has something to contribute. When Europe was a backwater in the past, the Middle East was the most advance civilization o More..

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    • @TalkingMonkey America was always a nation of European immigrants up until 1965 when they completely reversed our immigration policy. At our founding citizenship was restricted to White Europeans. And all the way up until 1965 our immigration laws favored and for the most part only allowed immigrants from Europe. Why? Because this was a European country. And our founders planned it that way. And wrote it into their laws. Immigrants from Europe come from societies and cultures very similar to the More..

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    • @patriots_act

      I can understand your point. But in the bigger picture, we all live on this shit hole we call planet earth. We can all try to live together in some sort of peace or just kill eachother to no end. I'd bet on the later outcome if I was putting money on it.

      There is a lot of factors why people from poor regions (global south) come to the more wealthy regions (global north). They seek a better life. If we can solve poverty issues in the global south, then they wouldn't try all More..

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  • Yay! Multiculturalism!!! Yaaayyyy!
    /retarded Liberal hat off

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  • GUILTY!

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  • he looks fucking guilty to me already!!

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  • Put a bullet in it's head and bury it with pig guts.

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  • To be safe, kill his family and all his relatives as soon as possible

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  • "a 25-year-old Muslim man'
    Another muslim terrorist. GTFO!

    I hope he gets peed on in jail;)

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  • Hello Florence Super max .

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  • May piss be upon him

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  • neutralized citizen from now on...

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  • I bet if the FBI would send some informants into Churchs across the south especially they would net hundreds of arrests of troubled young Christian men who are looking to attack Muslims and Mosques. The problem is the FBI always has informants convincing troubled Muslims into committing these attacks. Its always the FBI informant with the weapons, plans, etc etc. Besides it was the Muslim community who helped the FBI into nabbing this guy.

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/25-year-man-arr More..

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  • Frontpage Magazine? Co-author, with David Horowitz? Please.

    More Islamaphobia from the neocon crazies at Frontpage.

    Looks like the FBI is spending a great deal of time finding troubled Muslim Americans, then presenting them with opportunities to blow shit up.

    Since 9/11, has the FBI ever broken up a real terror network or just setting up troubled douchbags like this guy?

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    • @TalkingMonkey we could just deport all muslims and we wouldnt have to worry about it right?

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    • @TalkingMonkey Boo whoooo poor fucking muslim fags if they like muhummad the pedo goat fucker so mush they can move to a muji country in the fucking sand somewhere.

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    • @patriots_act

      We both know that will never happen. You guys are having a hard time deporting illegals as it is, let alone American muslims.

      This is just another propaganda piece by the zionist scumbags at Frontpage.

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    • @NakedPray

      This guy is probably Bosnian, from the former Yugoslavia...that's in Europe, in the Balkan region. No sand there, but plenty of mountains.

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    • @TalkingMonkey im very aware of the zionist/jewish control/influence in the US. but that doesnt mean muslims arent out to attack westerners. i mean just look what they do to each other in their own countries. islam is an intolerant stoneage religion which doesnt have a place in western society. it is completely incompatible with the west.

      i always find it funny how politically correct leftists who stick up for islam all the time will not criticize them over their backwards beliefs about woman, More..

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