Thursday, May 13, 2010
Shocker: No White Middle-Aged Male Tea Partiers Arrested In Times Square Bomb Plot FBI Raids
But three Pakistanis were arrested in Boston and Maine, apparently as possible financiers in the plot to set off a bomb in Times Square.
Federal authorities have arrested three New England men in connection with the attempted Times Square bombing, Fox News has learned.But here's a new twist in the narrative: they may have been "duped" by the accused in the case, Faisal Shahzad.
FBI and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents on Thursday morning executed search warrants in "several locations in the Northeast," a statement from ICE said.
At least two raids were in Boston suburbs, where two of the men were arrested. The third man was arrested in Maine, while search warrants related to the case were also executed in Camden County, N.J., and on Long Island in New York.
Authorities are looking into whether the New England men, all three from Pakistan, and others may have had any role in the Times Square plot or any prior knowledge of it.
"These raids are the logical next step in the investigation, after gathering preliminary information to ascertain where money may have come from," one source said. "We're trying to figure out where [the main suspect] got money from, and these are potential sources of that money."
But, the source said, the New England men may have "unwittingly assisted in some capacity." In fact, the source said, the main suspect in the case, 30-year-old Faisal Shahzad, may have duped the men into providing money, but authorities are not ruling out anything at this point.Sure. Because nothing ever happens on purpose in the world of Islamofascist terror attacks on Western civilization. It's all just a series of really incredible coincidences and easily duped, innocent Muslim plotters rather than the imaginary bad kind fabricated by Right Wing Nazi Racist imaginations.