Why is this not in the mainstream Media?
US citizens. These savages should receive life sentences without parole. Instead, they were allowed to plea – to plea – Sheheryar Alam Qazi received 17 years and Raees Qazi got 32 years in prison dawah, halal meals, and an extensive jihad network.
They plotted another 9/11 with tens of thousands of New Yorkers murdered, and they pleaded it out.
And instead of this being a huge national story, you’ll have to scour the Florida local papers for any news on it. But a parking dispute in North Carolina — major national and international headlines.
One World Trade Center rises above the lower Manhattan skyline in New York. Two brothers living in Broward County were accused of planning to blow up a “weapon of mass destruction” in Manhattan.
Raees Alam Qazi, 22, and Sheheryar Alam Qazi, 32, are both U.S. citizens but were born in Pakistan. They were living in Broward County with their family when they began to work on a terror plot designed to kill civilians in New York City, an FBI agent said.
According to the indictment they were charged with providing material support to terrorists, conspiracy to use a “weapon of mass destruction,” and conspiring and attempting to provide material support to al-Qaida. They youngest wanted to fight in the Middle East, but extremists told him to go back to the U.S.
“The leaders know what they are talking about, so when they call on Muslims in the West to stay in the West, there’s a reason for that,” Raees Alam Qazi said, according to an FBI recording.
The brothers were arrested Nov. 29, 2012 at the family’s apartment in Broward County’s Oakland Park neighborhood, after Raees Qazi returned from Manhattan, where he knew he was being followed.
Authorities said the married father of a six-year-old boy had provided money, property, lodging, communications equipment and other support from 2011 to 2012 — all to have his brother fight “jihad” against the U.S.
The eldest brother used to work as a manager at Dunkin’ Donuts in Coconut Creek, as a parking attendant at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, and was working as a taxi driver when he was arrested, according to relatives.
Key evidence includes FBI wiretap and other communications intercepts. The FBI has a record of Sheheryar Qazi stating that he didn’t want his younger brother to get a job, because this would diminish his devotion to his “mission.” And they were doing it all “for the sake of Allah.”
During a visit to Pakistan, the younger Qazi accessed radical sites on a computer. In one of his entries, he recommended an al-Qaida sponsored course on manufacturing explosives to another user, according to investigators.
The FBI also believes that during his trip to Pakistan, he tried to cross into Afghanistan, but couldn’t find a way to do it. And when he tried to reach al-Qaida representatives in Yemen, he was told it was better if he returned to South Florida and plan “jihad” from there, records show.
In addition, while in custody, the two brothers were accused of attacking U.S. Marshals on April 8, 2014.
They shouted “Allahu Akbar” meaning “God is the greatest” as they struck the federal marshals in downtown Miami. After the incident, they were also charged with conspiring to assault, forcibly assaulting and attempting to murder federal employees.
U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom set sentencing to June 5 for both men. Under a plea agreement Sheheryar would be sentenced to 17 years in prison and Raees Qazi would be sentenced to 32 years in prison.
—Courtesy of Pamela Gellar