‘Al-Qaeda Sympathizer’ Arrested

An alleged terrorist was accused of plotting to bomb police and post offices in New York City as well as U.S. troops returning home. The “Al-Qaeda sympathizer” has been arrested on Saturday for several terrorism-related charges.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said at a news conference on Sunday that Jose Pimentel of Manhattan is “a 27-year-old Al Qaeda sympathizer” who was motivated by terrorist propaganda and hate towards U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.

According to Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, they had to arrest Pimentel quickly on Saturday because he was on the verge of carrying out his bombing attack. [Read more…]