I warned Everyone About Faisal Shahzad

Faisal Shahzad
Photo Credit: Michelle Malkin

You have all read about it by now: A Pakistan-born man admitted being trained to make bombs at a terrorism camp run by the Taliban in his native land before he rigged an SUV to explode in Times Square.

Faisal Shahzad is a naturalized U.S. citizen who lives in a Connecticut suburb, acquired a master's degree in business administration while in the US, and came from a background of privilege and wealth.

Shahzad graduated from the University of Bridgeport with a bachelor's degree in computer applications and information systems in 2001 and later returned to earn a master's in business administration in 2005 according to the university.

He worked from mid-2006 to May 2009 as a junior financial analyst for the Affinion Group, a marketing firm in Norwalk, Conn.

He is married with two children, and to everyone appeared the typical smiling moderate Muslim.

A little more than a year ago, in my article Even Assimilated Muslims are Not Safe Muslims I warned:

As for the normal Muslims in America, one day, our average, common, ordinary, American-born and bred, employed, educated, moderate Muslims living in middle-class homes with pregnant wives will take revenge against all of us American Zionist Crusaders to pay for the indignities we have heaped upon them these past few centuries.

He was not American-born, but the rest fits. I wait for the next terror event. And some clueless liberals will wonder why a decent, seemingly peaceful moderate Muslim man would blow a small portion of Philadelphia to smithereens. They will wonder - but I already know why.

The following blog carries more detailed personal info on our Islamic friend:

What On Earth?, From New Citizen to Suspect in a Year

Law-enforcement agents remove evidence from a Bridgeport, Conn., house. Neighbors said bomb suspect Faisal Shahzad didn't appear to live there, but came for short visits.

Faisal Shahzad was losing his Connecticut home to foreclosure, disliked President George W. Bush, and was an almost invisible presence at the American university where he earned two degrees.

Those are some of the details in the still-emerging portrait of the man who authorities say has implicated himself in the botched Times Square bomb plot.

Mr. Shahzad was born in Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province, according to Pakistan's U.S. embassy. He worked at a Connecticut marketing firm until 2009, the same year he became a U.S. citizen.

At the time of his arrest, Mr. Shahzad and his wife, Huma Mian, were facing foreclosure on the compact home of gray vinyl shingles they owned on Long Hill Avenue near the center of Shelton, Conn. He is "financially bankrupt," said a high-level official briefed on the investigation.

Neighbors and brokers said Mr. Shahzad and his wife had moved away and abandoned the house months ago. A lockbox with a key was on the front door, and the lawn was being mowed on behalf of the bank, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., which issued the mortgage when the house was purchased in 2004.

The mailbox with Faisal Shazad's name at the Bridgeport house.
Mr. Shahzad bought his house that July for $273,000, brokers said, with 20% down and an 80% mortgage with Chase. It was a new house built on a lot in an existing neighborhood. Brokers said he used the proceeds of the sale of a condominium he owned in Norwalk, Conn., to pay for it. He later added his wife to the deed.

Chase Home Finance filed a foreclosure action against the couple last September, and court dockets indicate they didn't show up to defend themselves. They were listed as "non-appearing" parties. The most recent papers were filed in the case on April 23

Frank DelVecchio, a broker based in Trumbull, Conn., listed the house off and on for Mr. Shahzad starting in 2008. When the listing expired last spring, he said, Mr. Shahzad sent him an email message saying he "had to let the house go to the bank" and was returning to Pakistan to take care of his parents, in particular his ill father.


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