News Ticker >
[ February 15, 2019 ]

Syracuse University: Anti-Israel Organizers Endorse Terrorist Group Hamas

[ February 15, 2019 ]

Muslim Researcher Mohamed Gad El-Zoghby: We Should Erect a Statue of Hitler Because of What...

[ February 15, 2019 ]

Address Records Show Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) Still Lived With Her First Husband Throughout Marriage...

[ February 15, 2019 ]

Bernie Sanders Called Ilhan Omar to Offer His Support After Her Jew-Hating Tweets

[ February 15, 2019 ]

BBC in full sharia mode: “Salman Rushdie radicalised my generation”

[ February 15, 2019 ]

In Jew-hating Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Minnesota district, police deal with gangs, tight-lipped Somali Muslim...

[ February 14, 2019 ]

“I did it for my daughter,” says woman arrested for headscarf protest in Iran

[ February 14, 2019 ]

US Ambassador Grenell blasts Germany for celebrating 40th anniversary of the Iranian Islamic Revolution, a...

[ February 14, 2019 ]

CNN’s Jake Tapper attacks Trump’s response to Rep. Ilhan Omar over anti-Semitism

[ February 14, 2019 ]

Detroit Imam: The Jews Prostituted Their Women, Killed Prophets, Control Money

New York’s Muslim bomber goes on trial: “Attack the Kuffar [non-believers] in their backyard.”

23

Off topic but related: Authorities recovered an undisclosed amount of the compound Tannerite from 64-year-old gunman Stephen Paddock’s home in Mesquite — and 50 pounds of the substance in his car parked at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino — where he slaughtered concertgoers from the 32nd floor Sunday night.

New York’s alleged ‘Chelsea bomber’ goes on trial Monday

By Ray Sanchez, CNN, October 7, 2017:

New York (CNN) The powerful explosion from a homemade bomb shook Manhattan’s bustling Chelsea neighborhood just days after the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The blast shattered windows, vaulted a steel dumpster more than 100 feet through the cool air and sent people running from packed restaurants and bars on a Saturday night in September of last year.
At least 30 people were injured, many by shrapnel, in what authorities believe was Manhattan’s first jihadist terrorist attack since 9/11.
On Monday, a little over two miles from the blast site, 29-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahimi will be tried on federal charges that include using a weapon of mass destruction and bombing a public place. If convicted, he could face life in prison.

Bomb similar to Boston Marathon devices

A jury will hear opening statements before Judge Richard Berman in US District Court in lower Manhattan.
Prosecutors will try to show how jihadist ideology motivated Rahimi to set off bombs in Manhattan and New Jersey before he was wounded by police at the end of a furious manhunt.
 
On top of the federal case, Rahimi faces charges in a separate New Jersey case, including the attempted murder of law enforcement officers stemming from a shootout that ended with his capture.
Sabrina Shroff, an attorney for the Afghanistan-born US citizen, declined to comment on Friday.
Rahimi allegedly detonated bombs the morning of September 17, 2016 near the start of a Marine Corps charity run in Seaside Park, New Jersey, and, later that night in the Chelsea neighborhood. There were no injuries in the first blast.
An unexploded pressure cooker bomb — almost identical to the devices used in the Boston Marathon attacks three years earlier — was found several blocks from the Chelsea blast, according to a criminal complaint.
 
The bomb set off on West 23rd Street in Chelsea was left in a heavy steel dumpster. It shattered windows some 400 feet away, the complaint said.

FBI evidence response team at the the scene of the September 19, 2016 bombing in the Chelsea section of Manhattan.

A bloodied journal

At least one victim was knocked unconscious while driving in his car near the bomb site. Another suffered a head injury when the blast hit the car she was traveling in.
Rahimi was carrying a bloodied handwritten journal when he was taken into custody in New Jersey. The complaint said it included the line: “You (USA Government) continue your [unintelligible] slaught[er] against the mujahidean be it Afghanistan, Iraq, Sham [Syria], Palestine.”
A largely unintelligible page in the journal refers to “pipe bombs” and a “pressure cooker bomb.”

Bloodied journal found after NJ shootout

The journal writer talks of seeking guidance for attacks on non-believers where they live, according to the complaint. “I looked for guidance and . . Guidance came Sheikh Anwar Said it clearly attack the Kuffar [non-believers] in their backyard.”
A FBI agent in the complaint said he believes “Sheikh Anwar” refers to Anwar al-Awlaki, formerly a senior leader of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, a Yemen-based designated foreign terrorist organization.
The document includes laudatory references to al-Awlaki as well as to Nidal Hasan, who shot and killed 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, and “Brother Osama Bin Laden.”
Investigators said Rahimi sought to spread terror across two states.
On the night of September 18, 2016, a backpack containing five bombs was found in a wastebasket near a rail station in Elizabeth, New Jersey, about 16 miles from New York City.
The federal complaint said Rahimi traveled to Manhattan from New Jersey about two hours before the Chelsea blast.
A manhunt throughout the region ended on the morning of September 19, 2016, when Rahimi was wounded in a shootout with police in Linden, New Jersey. Two officers were wounded.
Rahimi was captured after the owner of a Linden bar found him sleeping in the doorway of his business and called police.
Rahimi first came to the United States in 1995 and became a naturalized citizen in 2011. He had been living with his family in New Jersey.

The Truth Must be Told

Your contribution supports independent journalism

Please take a moment to consider this. Now, more than ever, people are reading Geller Report for news they won't get anywhere else. But advertising revenues have all but disappeared. Google Adsense is the online advertising monopoly and they have banned us. Social media giants like Facebook and Twitter have blocked and shadow-banned our accounts. But we won't put up a paywall. Because never has the free world needed independent journalism more.

Everyone who reads our reporting knows the Geller Report covers the news the media won't. We cannot do our ground-breaking report without your support. We must continue to report on the global jihad and the left's war on freedom. Our readers’ contributions make that possible.

Geller Report's independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we believe our work is critical in the fight for freedom and because it is your fight, too.

Please contribute to our ground-breaking work here.


Make a monthly commitment to support The Geller Report – choose the option that suits you best.

Contribute Monthly - Choose One

Have a tip we should know? Your anonymity is NEVER compromised. Email tips@thegellerreport.com

Pin It on Pinterest