I’m sorry. Did I say he’s part of the Tea Party? What I meant to say is that he’s another minority convert to Islam, like the vast majority of would-be terrorists.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced at a news conference Sunday the arrest of Jose Pimentel of Manhattan, “a 27-year-old Al Qaeda sympathizer” who the mayor said was motivated by terrorist propaganda and resentment of U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said police had to move quickly to arrest Pimentel on Saturday because he was ready to carry out his plan.
“We had to act quickly yesterday because he was in fact putting this bomb together. He was drilling holes and it would have been not appropriate for us to let him walk out the door with that bomb,” Kelly said.
It seems this guy was well-known by authorities. Pipe bombs of the kind Pimentel was fabricating are lightweight and very dangerous, as Obama mentor and pipe bomb expert Bill Ayers can undoubtably tell you.