Surprise! Times Sq Bomb Suspect a Muslim

Thomas Lifson
The American left must be disappointed this morning to learn that the suspect in the failed Times Square bombing is not the longed-for "Caucasian male" right wing extremist. Faisal Shahzad, a naturalized American citizen of Pakistani origin, most likely has never attended a tea party, and so far as we know is not on record opposing ObamaCare.

Mr. Shahzad did, however, recently spend some months in his native Pakistan. A thirty year-old, he reportedly owns homes in Shelton and Bridgeport, Connecticut, largely working class communities in the wealthiest state in the union. A man of property, able to travel the world - he and two others were pulled off an Emirates Airlines plane bound for Dubai last night at JFK airport.

Obviously, as a citizen, Shahzad will receive his full due process rights. How did this man gain citizenship? Given the volume of immigration from Muslim-majority nations, perhaps it is time to revisit these regulations, with a view to the very real threat from those who are orthodox Muslims living out their obligation to wage jihad against the infidels.

Update: It is being reported that Shahzad was in foreclosure proceedings on at least one of his houses. His access to cash to buy the SUV, buy the supplies, and buy a last minute airline ticket to Dubai [full fare] all strongly suggest he was being financed by a terror group.
The American left must be disappointed this morning to learn that the suspect in the failed Times Square bombing is not the longed-for "Caucasian male" right wing extremist. Faisal Shahzad, a naturalized American citizen of Pakistani origin, most likely has never attended a tea party, and so far as we know is not on record opposing ObamaCare.

Mr. Shahzad did, however, recently spend some months in his native Pakistan. A thirty year-old, he reportedly owns homes in Shelton and Bridgeport, Connecticut, largely working class communities in the wealthiest state in the union. A man of property, able to travel the world - he and two others were pulled off an Emirates Airlines plane bound for Dubai last night at JFK airport.

Obviously, as a citizen, Shahzad will receive his full due process rights. How did this man gain citizenship? Given the volume of immigration from Muslim-majority nations, perhaps it is time to revisit these regulations, with a view to the very real threat from those who are orthodox Muslims living out their obligation to wage jihad against the infidels.

Update: It is being reported that Shahzad was in foreclosure proceedings on at least one of his houses. His access to cash to buy the SUV, buy the supplies, and buy a last minute airline ticket to Dubai [full fare] all strongly suggest he was being financed by a terror group.