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May 17, 2010

CNN: Emails Paint Shahzad As "Frustrated Muslim"

Frustrated! Well that's one way to put it.

If only Tea Partiers had a PR firm with the major networks' ear like radical Islamic terrorists do. Tea Partiers would kill to be merely deemed frustrated.

Actually, they wouldn't kill at all, which is why I suppose the cowards of the media have decide to brand them would-be murderers and lynchers without any violent acts yet attributable to them at all.

On the other hand....

E-mails paint Times Square suspect as frustrated Muslim

By Susan Candiotti, CNN
May 17, 2010 12:38 p.m. EDT


Two e-mails may shed light on what motivated suspect in failed Times Square bombing

May shed light? May?

Shed light? Are his motives still cloaked in darkness?

CNN obtained e-mails from Connecticut physician, who provided copies to FBI E-mail: "It is with no doubt that we ... are attacked and occupied by foreign infidel forces"

This email -- "no doubt that we... are attacked and occupied by foreign infidel forces" --- may, apparently, provide some obscure clue to Shahzad's otherwise-incomprehensible mind.

New York (CNN) -- Faisal Shahzad, the suspect in the failed car bombing in New York's Times Square, was frustrated with the state of the Muslim world and sought a way to "fight back."

Two e-mails obtained by CNN help piece together a portrait of the Pakistani-born naturalized U.S. citizen. They also may shed some light on what propelled his failed terror plot.

"Everyone knows the current situation of Muslim World," he wrote in an e-mail he sent to a large group of recipients in February 2006....

"Everyone knows how the Muslim country bows down to pressure from the west. Everyone knows the kind of humiliation we are faced with around the globe."

The e-mail continues: "It is with no doubt that we today Muslim, followers of Islam are attacked and occupied by foreign infidel forces. The crusade has already started against Islam and Muslims with cartoons of our beloved Prophet PBUH (peace be upon him) as War drums."

Shahzad keeps saying "everyone knows."

If only CNN could mimic his attitude about what "everyone knows."

So what does that actually mean? Hm, that's a puzzler. But I suppose it may shed light on his Byzantine, inscrutable motivations. But we need to dig further to solve this funky mystery, as Shaggy might say.

Oh, and here's what had him in such a state:

Shahzad was referring to the 2005 controversy in which a Danish newspaper published satirical cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed that many Muslims found offensive.

"Can you tell me a way to save the oppressed," Shahzad asked. "And a way to fight back when rockets are fired at us and Muslim blood flows? In Palestine, Afghan, Iraq, Chechnya and elsewhere."

The second e-mail was sent in April 2009 to a smaller group of recipients. By then, Shahzad was an American citizen. In that e-mail, Shahzad ridicules an article written by a Muslim who took a more moderate view than him.

He felt "oppressed" by a cartoon enough to wish to murder over it.

I hope we find some more clues about this International Man of Mystery. So far, even with these tiny, fragmentary hints, he remains shrouded, a living cipher, a mystery in a riddle wrapped in an enigma.

You know who's really frustrated? Non-Muslims who keep getting killed by Muslims.

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