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Plot Was ‘Not Reflective of a Particular Culture, Community or Religion’

Posted on | September 29, 2011 | 30 Comments

Curious statement from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz:

“I want the public to understand that Mr. Ferdaus’ conduct, as alleged in the complaint, is not reflective of a particular culture, community or religion. In addition to protecting our citizens from the threats and violence alleged today, we also have an obligation to protect members of every community, race, and religion against violence and other unlawful conduct.”

Hmmmm. What “particular culture, community or religion” was not reflected in the acts of 26-year-year-oid Rezwan Feradaus? Obviously, the U.S. Attorney must be afraid that some people will use this to cast aspersions on . . . Northeastern University physics students, perhaps? Rock band drummers?

Mass. musician accused of D.C. terrorist plot

Yeah, that’s the headline at CBS News, because what’s headline-worthy about Ferdaus is that he was a musician from Massachusetts:

Ferdaus, an U.S. citizen and Northeastern University graduate, went by the name “Bollywood” when he played in a Massachusetts band. However, U.S. officials say the drummer is also a self-radicalized jihadist, intent on attacking Americans in the U.S. and overseas.

Wait — what? A “self-radicalized jihadist,” you say? And what else?

[H]e repeatedly told the agents that he was driven to kill Americans which he called “enemies of Allah.”

Killing “enemies of Allah”? It almost sounds as if Rezwan Ferdaus was acting on behalf of “a particular culture, community or religion.” But what sort of “a particular culture, community or religion” could that be?

Terror Arrest: Muslim Rezwan Ferdaus
Planned Attacks on Pentagon and Capitol

Thanks, Jim Hoft. We never would have guessed that Rezwan Feradus was a Lutheran if it hadn’t been for . . .

Wait — what? Muslim, you say?

First time for everything, I suppose. We’ve had so many violent terror attacks by Northeastern University physics students and rock drummers, that it’s always surprising to learn strange new things.

Muslim jihadists want to kill Americans as enemies of Allah. Who knew?


30 Responses to “Plot Was ‘Not Reflective of a Particular Culture, Community or Religion’”

  1. Brian D Paasch
    September 29th, 2011 @ 11:36 am

    Where is the “don’t like” button? (Not that I don’t fully agree, but….)

    Dear US Government, would you please grow a brain.

  2. Bob Belvedere
    September 29th, 2011 @ 11:42 am

    I want the public to understand that Mr. Ferdaus’ conduct, as alleged in the complaint, is not reflective of a particular culture, community or religion

    Could This Be One Explanation?

  3. Anonymous
    September 29th, 2011 @ 12:09 pm

    Can we define “Islamic Jihadist” as its own culture and/or community yet?

    I’m open to the argument that there are Islamic communities that are not completely engulfed by the IJs, but to pretend that these guys are all lone wolves acting outside of every societal norm…Hint: perfectly legit stuff in their society!

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  5. Inge
    September 29th, 2011 @ 12:34 pm

    Of course we are not talking about a christian,because the statement would read:
    ” I want the public to understand that Mr Ferdaus’ conduct, as stated in the complaint,is reflective to the christian culture”!

  6. Inge
    September 29th, 2011 @ 12:35 pm

    meant to say….we are talking about achristian…

  7. Charles G Hill
    September 29th, 2011 @ 12:54 pm

    They might as well be looking for the True Scotsman.

  8. JeffS
    September 29th, 2011 @ 12:56 pm

    To grow a brain, they’ll need to grow a spine first.

  9. ThePaganTemple
    September 29th, 2011 @ 1:09 pm

    Not to mention a pair.

  10. Anonymous
    September 29th, 2011 @ 1:31 pm

    The headline above does open new creative possibilities for future headlines:

    Pepsi Drinker Murders Her Husband

    American Idol Viewer Embezzles $1.4 Million from Retirement Fund

    Crunchy Peanut Butter Eater Dies in Private Jet Crash

    Florida Gators Fan Arrested for Public Indecency (oh wait, in this case, the identifying clause is actually relevant and helpful). 

  11. Joe
    September 29th, 2011 @ 1:46 pm

    Just a small section of that population.  Unfortunately that small section may number in the millions.  Nothing to see here, move along. 

  12. Joe
    September 29th, 2011 @ 1:48 pm

    You never know, he might have freaked out because Boston blew its chance for getting in the playoffs?  Oh wait, then he would have been blowing up Yankee Stadium. 

    Never mind. 

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  14. andycanuck
    September 29th, 2011 @ 2:26 pm

    Another Quaker, eh?

    Society of Friends my butt. 

  15. Joe
    September 29th, 2011 @ 2:52 pm

    Lutheran.  Missouri Synod.  They are out of control. 

    I blame the Lutefisk. 

  16. kansas
    September 29th, 2011 @ 4:13 pm

    The public understands exactly what culture, community, and relgion is involved and no matter how far some gubmit bureaucrat has her head up George Soros’ ass is going to change that.

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  18. John Hitchcock
    September 29th, 2011 @ 4:30 pm

    Carmen Ortiz was nominated to her job by John Kerry and Ted Kennedy.  She still keeps a photo of Teddy’s former Senate office nearby.  Self link.

  19. Kattenburg Kathy
    September 29th, 2011 @ 5:13 pm

    And of course the ONLY relevant thing about this man who planned to blow up the Pentagon is that he’s a Muslim. He’s also an American, a musician as you say, a resident of Massachusetts, and any number of other things, but the fact that he is a Muslim HAS to be singled out for emphasis because Muslim equals terrorist. And God help anyone who mentions any other information about him — his nationality, his profession, anything. Of course, his nationality might matter if he were Iranian or Iraqi or Nigerian, etc., etc., etc., but he’s not Iranian or Iraqi or Nigerian, etc., etc., etc. — he’s a U.S. citizen living in Massachusetts who makes his living as a musician. And we cannot have people thinking that an American musician from Massachusetts could possibly want to kill Americans by blowing up a federal building, unless he’s also a Muslim. That’s the relevant part, isn’t it? American, musician, from Massachusetts — all totally extraneous information, right?

    If you really don’t yet know why a U.S. federal attorney felt she had to overtly state that an American musician from Massachusetts was also a would-be jihadist, then I suggest you look in the mirror — or better yet, read your own post.

  20. Anonymous
    September 29th, 2011 @ 5:20 pm

    Set theory and logic aren’t your strong points, are they?

  21. David R. Graham
    September 29th, 2011 @ 5:38 pm

    “And of course the ONLY relevant thing about this man who planned to blow up the Pentagon is that he’s a Muslim.”

    Well, not really.  That’s second level relevant.  First relevant matter is who has been funding him, providing him logistics, finance and materiel.  Good bet it’s a nation state or a semi-private agent thereof, to include the USA.

  22. Anonymous
    September 29th, 2011 @ 6:30 pm

    It’s good to see that Kathy took advantage of tuition tax credits to enroll in Obama’s correspondence course, Strawman Building 101.

    It’s quite important that the man was a jihadist, but that is of course not the only important factor. Other important factors include that he is male; within a certain age range; probably holds radical (leftist) political views; and has a well developed sense of entitlement.   

  23. Anonymous
    September 29th, 2011 @ 6:40 pm

    Pity, you were doing OK till that last paragraph. These people have been at war with everyone else for 1400 hundred years, it’s about time we recognized that fact and acted accordingly. That a moslem can have attributes other than worshipping violence, misogyny, world enslavement and pedophilia doesn’t mean that they aren’t part of a fifth column dedicated to our destruction.

  24. kansas
    September 29th, 2011 @ 7:42 pm

    Darn those Massachusetts drummers anyway.

  25. Kattenburg Kathy
    September 30th, 2011 @ 12:40 am

    “worshipping violence…”

    Oh yeah, how true that is! The historical examples of Muslims fighting everyone else for 1400 years just come to mind without any effort at all. I mean, can you say Crusaders? Those Muslim Crusaders slaughtering other Muslim Crusaders, god. And how about that Spanish Inquisition, hey? Muslims torturing and killing and forcibly converting all those Jews at swordpoint? And wait! There’s that Protestant Reformation thing! Oliver Cromwell? Catholics slaughtering Protestants, Protestants slaughtering Catholics. And how about all those Russian Cossacks with their pogroms against Jews? Wait a minute…. Catholics…. Protestants… I’m getting confused…. Can Catholics and Protestants be Muslims, too? I mean, maybe they’re synonyms? Well, moving on… There’s the bloodiest century in history — the 20th. The Armenian genocide, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Pol Pot, oh YEAH, man! Those Muslims totally worship violence and they’ve been fighting everyone else for 1400 years. Hey, I’m Jewish, not Christian or Muslim, but I have nothing but the warmest and fuzziest feelings about the last 2000 years of Christianity when it comes to the survival of MY people. I mean, it’s not like CHRISTIANS have been persecuting and murdering my people for 2000 years!


    Right on! Anyone who reads this blog on a regular basis, or even glances at it semi-regularly, knows everything they will ever need to know about misogyny.

  26. Anonymous
    September 30th, 2011 @ 2:17 am

    I’m impressed. You gave us the complete works of Howard Zinn in less than 200 words.

    You might consider reading a few sources that are not hard-leftist revisionist history, in which case you might discover that Islam had its own long history of mass violence and ethnic cleansing; but, of course, we should give Islamic cultures a lot of credit for eventually becoming too weak to continue butchering other non-Islamic societies.

    As for Christian societies: sure, they had some blood on their hands, but the atheists and/or Marxists (whose critiques of Judeo-Christian western societies influenced the likes of Sayyid Qutb) have been more than making up for lost time.     

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  28. Anonymous
    October 1st, 2011 @ 4:21 pm

    I’m not impressed in the least. Citing the violence of others isn’t going to change the fact that Islam has been at war with all who are not since it’s inception. The Crusades were an undisciplined and ineffectual counterjihad. The failing was not in the slaughter but the lack of understanding of the menace Islam poses to humanity, in short the crusades needed a surge and regrettably failed to make use of potential allies. Just because everyone else engaged in the slaughter of your people is not a defense for those who have done so more consistently and more persistently than everyone else. Pol Pot and the other Reds are your guys I suspect and the Armenians were slaughtered by moslem Turks. How deluded, sad and  pathetic one must be to become “Jews for Mohammed”.

  29. Anonymous
    October 2nd, 2011 @ 6:31 pm

    Love this comment over on CBS newsite:

     by alredhusseinneuman September 29, 2011 7:56 PM EDT
    Profiling or not, we have to do something about this. We have to stop these mu….these mu…., dare I say it, these musicians?Actually, this story headline illustrates the lunacy of PC gone wide.

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