Florida Muslims face prison for jihad mass murder bomb plot in NYC

ByPamela Geller on June 10, 2015

More Muslims involved in jihad on our home soil, proving yet again the falsity of the mainstream narrative that jihad has nothing to do with Islam. Why do mosques have so much difficulty training converts in the proper understanding of Islam, if jihad terror is a misunderstanding of Islam?

The fact is that this understanding of Islam is widespread.

And while Muslims in the US pay lip service to denouncing jihad terror, where are they teaching against the ideology that gave rise to it?

Right now, nothing is being done to stop jihad recruiting in US mosques, even as several hundred young Muslims from the US have gone to wage jihad for the Islamic State.

If the moderates really reject extremism, let them show it by instituting genuine programs to teach against this view of Islam.


“Florida Muslims face prison for jihad mass murder bomb plot in NYC,” thanks to Robert Spencer, June 10, 2015

“Raees Alam Qazi, 22, who went to Manhattan and bicycled around scoping out potential bomb targets that would result in mass casualties, is facing 32 years in federal prison. His brother, Sheheryar Alam Qazi, 32, who provided support, anticipates he will serve a 17-year prison term.” That’s a lot of years to devote to prison dawah.

“Broward brothers face prison for terrorist bomb plot in NYC,” by Paula McMahon, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, June 10, 2015:

When two Broward County brothers are sentenced Thursday for plotting a terrorist attack on New York City landmarks, the younger man expects to serve nearly twice as much time in prison as his sibling.

Raees Alam Qazi, 22, who went to Manhattan and bicycled around scoping out potential bomb targets that would result in mass casualties, is facing 32 years in federal prison. His brother, Sheheryar Alam Qazi, 32, who provided support, anticipates he will serve a 17-year prison term.

The Oakland Park men pleaded guilty earlier this year to conspiring to provide support to terrorists and conspiring to assault two deputy U.S. marshals. The younger brother pleaded guilty to an additional charge of attempting to provide material support to the terrorist group al-Qaida.

Under the terms of their plea agreements, federal prosecutors and the defense promised to jointly recommend those punishments at their sentencings in federal court in Miami.

Though most judges comply with such agreements, U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom is not legally bound to follow the recommendations and could still impose the maximum penalties of 35 years for the younger man and 20 years for the older brother.

The younger brother deserves a tougher sentence because he posed a “serious threat” when he traveled to New York, planning to build and set off a bomb there, federal prosecutors wrote in court documents.

Though the plot never progressed past the planning and scouting stages, prosecutors revealed that Raees Qazi “not only engaged in his own plot to launch a terrorist attack, he also attempted to provide other like-minded individuals with encouragement and assistance in their own plots.

“Qazi recommended an Al Qa’ida-sponsored course on the manufacturing of explosives to an individual and … Qazi suggested to an informant that if the informant was serious about jihad, the informant could consider staying in Florida because the [person] knew that area well, including the ‘famous places,’” prosecutors wrote.

The two men have been locked up since Nov. 29, 2012, when Raees Qazi returned home from New York City to Broward County on a Greyhound bus.

In an interview with the FBI, he admitted he had spent a few days cycling around Manhattan, doing research to pull off a terrorist explosion. He said that he returned home because he ran out of cash and equipment but was planning to train more and experiment with bomb-making so he could return and carry out an attack in New York….

The brothers’ sentencing Thursday is also intended to punish them for an unusual assault on two deputy U.S. marshals who were moving them around the federal courthouse and detention center complex in downtown Miami in April 2014.

The brothers distracted their guards by simultaneously looking up, then punched and fought with the marshals while calling out “God is Great” in Arabic.

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  • Anna Galynsky

    G-d bless you, Pamela Geller.

  • It does not state weather they are American Citizens. I would like to know! if not these are also our new voters judging by the report!

    • harbidoll

      these days there is no such thing as illegal or American or even undocumented so get use to this “oversight”

      • Betty4440

        don’t care what the government calls them they are illegals. and should all be deported. and all those children. that wasn’t children back last year coming in here bring all that crud with them.should be the first to go.instead obama wants to bring their mommies and daddy’s over here at yours and my expense. and they are getting closer to getting obamacare in Ca. the welfare state. and obamacare will start putting chips in people soon. got email yesterday about it. wants ever one chipped by the end of 2017. the mark of the beast.

    • ComplementaryAngle

      HuffingtonPost calls them naturalized US citizens, originally from Pakistan.

    • Joy Beum

      Naturalized American citizens.

  • bobcchicago

    Wake up America …. we are letting this infestation to take place ….

    • Joy Beum

      Infestation is the right word. One of them is married (or whatever) and has a son. Do we wonder what that son will grow up to be. Both the wife and the son need to go to live in Pakistan and never return to our country.

  • donemyhomework

    What bothers me is the piecemeal methodology we’re using. I suspect there is a lot more going on under the surface on both sides. But still it is a little unnerving.

    • Lia

      I think there is: a lot more going on … For one thing, it seems to me that the various security services might have put away their new manuals (the islamophobia-stripped ones) and dug out and dusted off the old, non-PC ones.

      • donemyhomework

        It’s never a good idea to try to abridge common sense.

        • Lia


      • Betty4440

        you can blame that one on obama also. his orders.

        • Lia

          It seems as if these orders are being quietly ignored.

  • Lacouray Too

    Why are these “terrorist” acts not called by their correct name; treason?

    • Nina

      Because that would not be politically correct.

  • Ruth

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    • Joy Beum

      Ruth: Prostitution is illegal in my state. Thanks a bunch anyway!

  • Lia

    They both look drugged to their eyeballs. I really do not know and am not being sarcastic: does the mosque supply the hashhish as well?

    • Betty4440

      they more than likely get it all in the mosques.

      • Lia

        I’ve read (but I can’t remember when & where, so I can’t claim it as a resource) that the ‘suicide bombers’ are drugged before they go to the designated place to blow themselves up.

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  • Anyone else notice Florida is oozing with Islamic slime? Blame migrating eastern liberals.

    • Betty4440

      ob brought them over on ships to Mimi so he could stay in office another term. from what I had read on them coming over on ships. they were paid and given a temp. green card. money and housing. suppose to have lasted 3 or 4 months and then go back . if I was abetting person I would say at least 3/4 are still here. what do you think.

      • I don’t think ANY of them went back. Why should they? No reason whatsoever under Obongo.

        • Nina

          2016 may bring a lot of changes, like Ted Cruz, like Ben Carson. The illegals may want to leave.

      • Nina

        What I think, is that in 2016,(if not impeached before), BHO will vacate the White House and the days of his executive orders will be done. That’s what I think.

  • arcturus

    The new race card : “Go straight to jail. Do not pass Go.”

  • Betty4440

    stick them in gitmo . along with ob.

  • mauricemojo

    When i look at these two halfwits,one word comes to mind, INCEST, back in their own country its a game all the family can play

    • Joy Beum

      Even their goats can juoin in!

  • Joy Beum

    From searching the net, both brothers are naturalized citizens. They apparently made money by selling bicycles (wonder where they got the bicycles) on the internet. One worked for their mosque. I hope they never leave prison alive.
    Why are so many of these idiot terrorists from Pakistan? Every time I turn around, I hear about Pakistan training terrorists who live here.