Times Square Bomber Lived a Simple Life in America

By all accounts, Times Square bomb suspect Faisal Shazad, 30, lived a quiet, simple life with his wife and two children in a Shelton, Connecticut suburb. Neighbors say they often saw the children playing outside, but Shahzad and his young wife kept to themselves.

“To me, they were regular people,” said a former neighbor, Mary Ann Galich.

Shahzad’s wife, Huma Mian, often wore a veil covering her tight curls and a robe, while Shahzad wore suits or casual clothing such as khakis.

On the exterior, the family’s home life appeared happy and serene. But trouble was brewing just under the surface. An intense, seething hatred for America and everything Americans value seemed to set the quiet Shahzad on a course of self-destruction and attempted mass murder.

In June, the former financial analyst abruptly quit his $50,000 a year job and hastily moved his family out of their $273,000 brick home. Authorities say Shahzad and his family moved back to Pakistan, leaving clothes, personal belongings and even baby food behind.

When Shahzad resurfaced in the United States in February, it appears to have been with a new purpose. He ignored the foreclosure filings of his mortgage lender, and, according to authorities, spent his money on a prepaid cellphone, tanks of propane and a used car. Read More…

Soon after returning to the U.S. from Pakistan where authorities say he attended a terrorist training camp, Shahzad handed over 13 $100 bills to a Connecticut man for a used Nissan Pathfinder. The man recalls Shahzad telephoning him to inquire about the last time the truck had its oil changed.

The bomb packed Nissan Pathfinder was next seen parked in Times Square near the headquarters of Viacom, the media conglomerate that produces the wildly popular “South Park” TV show. “South Park” producers had offended Muslims by dressing the Prophet Muhammad in a bear costume.

The producers received subtle death threats from radical Muslim groups, but the episode was aired as scheduled.

Islamic law prohibits parodies of the Prophet, and violations are punishable by death.

As you know Obama ordered his administration to remove the words “Islamic terrorism” and “war on terror” from national security documents in an attempt to alter the way Americans think about radical Islamic extremists.

The sad reality is that the Obama administration’s indifference toward terrorism puts our nation at risk. It’s kind of hard to keep watch over Muslim terrorists if Obama insists they don’t exist.

As the Washington Post reports, Shahzad should have already been on Homeland Security’s radar:

…the fact remained that Faisal Shahzad was allegedly able to train with terrorists in Pakistan, return to the United States to assemble a car bomb in Connecticut and park it in Times Square without anyone in the nation’s vast counterterrorism apparatus knowing anything about it. …

Interestingly, Obama has connections to Pakistan, where the bomb suspect is from. Obama’s mother lived and worked in Pakistan for years, and in the early 80s Obama visited his college roommate in Pakistan where he stayed with his roommate’s Pakistani family.

Upon returning to the U.S., Obama abruptly changed his name from Barry Soetoro to Barack Obama, presumably as a result of his conversion to Islam. Yet Obama and his administration continues to deny he is Muslim.

Attorney General Eric Holder told assembled journalists on Monday that he wasn’t sure if the Times Square bomb plot was “of foreign or domestic origin,” and he stopped far short of designating the mass murder attempt as a “terrorist” act — even though the Taliban has already claimed responsibility!

Even in the face of all the evidence, the Obama administration steadfastly refuses to classify the bombing attempt as a terrorist act.

But at least Holder did agree that the bomb suspect “intended to spread terror across New York.”



 


38 Responses to “Times Square Bomber Lived a Simple Life in America”

  1. 1
    Anna says:

    His life was not a simple one in America. He is one of those that we let slip through the cracks on a daily basis. He did live the American dream though, like many his $218,000 home got foreclosed on.

  2. 2
    qtipthecat says:

    How many more people in America living the Simple American Life hate us. It is a scary thought really.

  3. 3
    spongebobfan says:

    He’s handsome…sad..however..something about this story dosent add up….

  4. 4
    ReadTheBlog says:

    I think that attempt was messy and was something ‘orchestrated’ to take our focus off of that damned oilspill! Yes it is a bit of an extreme diversion, but still – I BELIEVE IT Had he been successful, lives may have been lost, but that is nothing in comparison to the damage the Gulf Eco System is suffering right now. Environmental damage like that can last for generations.

  5. 5
    M3z says:

    Sandra did you even watch the news conference yesterday? All the officials (attorney general, homeland security, etc) said it was a terrorist act. I mean a spade is a spade, damn! The attorney general said verbatim “we believe that this suspected terrorist fashioned a bomb…”

    We all know that it’s an act of terrorism whether homegrown or from abroad, we know what it is.

  6. 6
    Mother Jefferson says:

    “The sad reality is that the Obama administration’s indifference toward terrorism puts our nation at risk. It’s kind of hard to keep watch over Muslim terrorists if Obama insists they don’t exist.”

    Sandra, I bet you didn’t know that the Obama administration authorized the CIA to assassinate regular citizens on the street if you are on their hitlist. No trial required. Not even President Bush called for that. But I know that means nothing to you since you will never be satisfied with anything the Obama administration does. :coffee:

  7. 7
    KaraZ says:

    I don’t believe it AT ALL. These republicans trying to force Obama to do immigration reform…

    Faisal is too much of a bltch to be a real terrorist
    – he wasn’t willing to kill himself
    – he was trying to run
    – he singing like a canary less that a day after they “caught” him

    Please they need to sell that ish to someone who is buying.

  8. 8
    Anna says:

    Mother Jefferson says:

    “Sandra, I bet you didn’t know that the Obama administration authorized the CIA to assassinate regular citizens on the street if you are on their hitlist
    ~~~~~~~
    Why would regular citizens be on a “hitlist”? Would they not be regular citizens but assumed terrorist???

  9. 9
    Ms.kaylamomma says:

    Sandra, you going to write about Gabby Union getting sued by Dwayne Wade’s wife for basically breaking up her marriage? :coffee:

  10. 10
    Al-Ameera says:

    KaraZ says:

    I don’t believe it AT ALL. These republicans trying to force Obama to do immigration reform…

    Faisal is too much of a bltch to be a real terrorist
    – he wasn’t willing to kill himself
    – he was trying to run
    – he singing like a canary less that a day after they “caught” him

    Please they need to sell that ish to someone who is buying.
    *********************
    :cosign: I am glad someone knows what the deal is. Seriously, no one seems to notice that everytime the republican party is trying push a new agenda, they push the “terrorist” button all in an attempt to evoke fear in the people to get their agenda passed.

  11. 11
    Al-Ameera says:

    And not only that, he doesn’t even keep with the M.O. of a real terrorist. Geez when people are in fear all rational goes out the window, you can get them to believe anything!

  12. 12
    Cariblife says:

    @7 & 10

    I don’t understand why someone who is a “terrorist” leave without making the bomb go off, better yet why would he wait till days later before he fled the country.

    Something just ain’t right about this whole situation.

  13. 13
    SHANIASMOMMA says:

    :offtopic: on a more positive …My baby girl Shania is gettn ready to graduate for pre-school in a couple of weeks …i just wanted to share …I lOVE MY STINKER-POO :yea:

  14. 14
    CivilEngineer says:

    @Read…I don’t know if it was a ploy to take some of the media scrutiny off BP but that is a VERY interesting point!

    Anyway I just don’t understand how these people can believe in something that leads you to take the lives of innocent people or people in general. :shrugs: Sounds more like satan’s work to me…

  15. 15
    CivilEngineer says:

    :woot: @Shania…my 3 year old cousin graduates pre-school next week. Their song and dance is pure hilarity

  16. 16
    FloridaChick813 says:

    SHANIASMOMMA says:

    on a more positive …My baby girl Shania is gettn ready to graduate for pre-school in a couple of weeks …i just wanted to share …I lOVE MY STINKER-POO
    ________________________________

    AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS TO YOUR STINKER-POO!!!!!!

    My Hoo-Lu-Cious graduates kindergarten :cheer:

  17. 17
    KaraZ says:

    Congrats Shania!!! Is that her in your avatar? She’s too cute.

    @Al-Ameera, I mean really. How many of the terrorists are married with kids? He’s had real puzzy on earth, you can’t promise him virgin puzzy for earthly shenanigans, he’s not falling for it. Then the whole James Bond/Mission impossible/Jack Bauer down to the last minute capture, puhlease! I like my drama on the big screen, not on CNN

  18. 18
    FloridaChick813 says:

    CivilEngineer says:

    @Shania…my 3 year old cousin graduates pre-school next week. Their song and dance is pure hilarity
    _________________

    :lol: THey are too cute at that age!

  19. 19
    Ms.kaylamomma says:

    @Shaniasmomma, I ‘member when my baby was that age. I wanted her to hurry up and turn 6 so she can go to a regular school. I looked at her the other day and thought “Mannn, time flies”. I want her to go back to being a newborn. She is getting ready to be 8 and all she talks about is Justin Beiber, Hanna Montana, ICarly, and cheerleading. :sad:

  20. 20
    missy says:

    Congrats @shaniasmomma I know you are so proud of her …

    ontopic

    *no comment* …just glad no one got hurt

  21. 21
    BeautifulBliss says:

    You just never know what’s going on in people’s heads.
    Even your neighbors..Scary.

  22. 22
    SHANIASMOMMA says:

    omg! …she always practices the graduation song at night in the bed !..a pure mess!…she has been asking to go to kindergarden for 2 yrs …..thank god no more daycare fees!!!!!….
    @ karaZ-YES THAT IS MY PRINCESS!

  23. 23
    SHANIASMOMMA says:

    CivilEngineer says:

    @Shania…my 3 year old cousin graduates pre-school next week. Their song and dance is pure hilarity

    ****WAIT, THEY GRADUATE AT 3…WHERE R THEY GOING NOW ???? THEY AREN’T OLD ENOUGH FOR KINDERGARDEN

  24. 24
    Carmez79 says:

    OMG let it gooooooooooo!!!!!!!!! terrorist are going to happen after obama and they damn sure happened before obama. matter of fact it was the policies before him that set all this bs in motion in the first place. everything is not obama’s fault. its sooo sickening.

    when my computer freezes, if my stomach is hurting and my cat throws up it much be because obama is in office. yea thats it

  25. 25
    FloridaChick813 says:

    Ms.kaylamomma says:

    @Shaniasmomma, I ‘member when my baby was that age. I wanted her to hurry up and turn 6 so she can go to a regular school. I looked at her the other day and thought “Mannn, time flies”. I want her to go back to being a newborn. She is getting ready to be 8 and all she talks about is Justin Beiber, Hanna Montana, ICarly, and cheerleading.
    _______________________

    :lol: I wish my lil man could be a newborn again too sometimes.. Hmmmmmm, all of a sudden he is wiping my kisses off?? The other morning I found a note on my dresser in blue crayon that said “I DO NOT LOVE YOU MOM”.. :sad:

  26. 26
    SHANIASMOMMA says:

    @FLORIDACHICK813
    ** WOW NOT A NOTE !! SOMETIMES THEY SOME OF THE MOST HURTFUL THINGS …SHANIA TELL ME ALL THE TIME I DNT WANT TO STAY WITH YOU I WANT TO MOVE WITH MY GODMOTHER …SMH
    ** BUT I GET HER EVERYTIME WHEN SHE TRIES TO BACK HER LITTLE BAG LIKE SHE IS RUNNING AWAY ..AN I MEET HER AT THE DOOR AN EMPTY IT OUT CAUSE I HVE PURCHASED EVERYTHING IN THAT BAG INCLUDING THE CLOTHES ON HER LITTLE BACK …SO SHE CAN LEAVE HOW SHE CAME “naked”!

  27. 27
    Ms.kaylamomma says:

    :lol: @ FloRida. Sorry, I don’t mean to laugh but… a note? Whip his ass!! Just kidding… like Shaniasmom said “kids say the darnest things”.

    :lol: @ Shania packing her bag.

  28. 28
    missy says:

    @Shania – Why did I pull that stunt on my mother and she told me the same thing you told your daughter… :lol:

    @Flo- Your son is so wrong for that…My little bro use to write letters to but he use to always write my mother a sorry letter..and use the same words every time “Mommy I am sorry and i will never do it again”

    Poor boy …I think every time he got in trouble as a child he would say that..The little boy upgraded to Microsoft word and use to print it off every time he did wrong…. Gotta love him though…

  29. 29
    katgirl33 says:

    This fella wanted to WRECK SHOP, huh? You trippin on this part though Auntie:

    “The sad reality is that the Obama administration’s indifference toward terrorism puts our nation at risk. It’s kind of hard to keep watch over Muslim terrorists if Obama insists they don’t exist.”

    I don’t think it’s that, but more of not placing a negative stereotype on all Islamic/Muslim people…….trying to undo what the 9/11 terrorists & the response Bush had to 9/11…..he was PISSED when it was all over….9/11 had folks out here knockin Arabs & Indians (people from India) upside they heads….LOL

  30. 30
    SHANIASMOMMA says:

    girl it be too funny i will be sittn in the living room washing tv ..an you hear her in her room packing …an she comes down the hall way withe her little suitcase on wheels an comes past the TV an grabs the door knob an that is when i get up ….an crush her little hopes an dreams

  31. 31
    SHANIASMOMMA says:

    watching…sorry for the errors!

  32. 32
    SHANIASMOMMA says:

    @Missy wher do u think i got what to say from …..lol

  33. 33
    CivilEngineer says:

    @Shania….she’s graduating. I have no clue what the next step is. I think she was in like a pre pre pre-school program…started in February and finishes next week. Of course down here children start kindergarten at 5.

  34. 34
    Kat says:

    This is my first time visitig this site in over a week and I see it’s different. Why the change Sandra?

  35. 35
    katgirl33 says:

    KaraZ says:

    I don’t believe it AT ALL. These republicans trying to force Obama to do immigration reform…

    Faisal is too much of a bltch to be a real terrorist
    – he wasn’t willing to kill himself
    – he was trying to run
    – he singing like a canary less that a day after they “caught” him

    Please they need to sell that ish to someone who is buying.

    _________________________________________________________________________

    LOL you think so KaraZ? LOL Maybe he was scared of getting fkuced(sp) up by the Government…..ever seen “Rendition”? LMAO they took his azz all the way to Egypt to torture/waterboard him…and he didn’t do nothing but make a phone call…

  36. 36
    katgirl33 says:

    You know Kat, I actually like it…

    The streaming picture book at the top of her old page used to mess up my network connection at work…..I would have to hurry up and scroll down….the job don’t take to kindly to streaming websites…..LOL

    :)

  37. 37
    KaraZ says:

    @katgirl, that’s the thing… your average terrorist is ready to die and is not saying nothing to the “infidels” this dude is not acting in any way, shape or form like one of them. I’m just not buying it

  38. 38
    BklynJa says:

    @KaraZ I agree completely most terrorist claim to be fighting for a higher power so they are willing to die for their beliefs. This guy ran away and waited days before he decided to board a plane and that plane had already taken off the runway when it was told to return to remove him, please sounds like the story to any action movie. How is it they were able to find him that quickly and Bin Laden is still walking around free making movies I need more people

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