Sunday, June 6, 2010
Jersey jihadi's boast: I'll outdo Ft. Hood
The two would-be terrorists who were busted at JFK Airport last night wanted to wage jihad against America by decapitating people on camera — and boasted that they would easily outdo last year's infamous Fort Hood shooting that killed 13, according authorities.
Mohamed Mahmood Alessa, 20, of North Bergen, NJ, and Carlos Eduardo Almonte, 24, of Elmwood Park, NJ, are slated to appear tomorrow morning in Newark Federal Court to face charges of conspiring to kill, maim and kidnap people outside the United States.
The wannabe terrorists were bound for Somalia, but Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said today the pair had also tried, and failed, to get into Iraq.
According to the criminal complaint, an NYPD undercover cop recorded numerous meetings and conversation with the suspects, who discussed their diabolical plans as they made preparations to carry them out.
During one chilling conversation in November 2009, Alessa allegedly told Almonte and the undercover, "They only fear you when you have a gun and when you ... when you start killing them, and when you ... when you take their head, and you go like this, and you behead it on camera. We’ll start killing here, if I can’t do it over there."
The next day, Alessa allegedly told the undercover, "I leave this time, God willing. I never come back. I’ll never see this crap hole. Only way I would come back here is if I was in the land of jihad and the leader ordered me to come back here and do something here. Ah, I love that."
Alessa also was allegedly recorded telling Almonte that he would outdo Maj. Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, last year.