Najibullah Zazi has pleaded guilty, and will be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Raymond Dearie on June 25. His co-defendants, Adis Medunjanin and Zarein Ahmedzay, have both pleaded not guilty. The Flushing High Three are all 25 years old.
Moslem imam Ahmad Wais Afzali, from Afghanistan, has already pleaded guilty, and on Thursday received the barbaric sentence of having 90 days to leave the U.S. Afzali, an NYPD informant working both sides of the law, had tipped off Zazi that police were investigating him. Although Afzali was in danger of being sentenced to six months in jail, prosecutors did not seek any jail time for him.
A fourth suspect, as yet unnamed, was arrested only days ago in Pakistan, and is awaiting extradition to the U.S.
It is not known what high school Afzali or the unnamed suspect attended.
The plot, which was directed by Al Qaeda, was for the terrorists to strap on bombs made from â€?beauty shop chemicals,â€? and detonate them either while standing in the middle of crowded subway cars or among crowds in the subway stations at Grand Central Terminal and Times Square, the cityâ€™s two busiest hubs, killing hundreds of straphangers.
â€?From the CNN story:James P. clearly has no idea what heâ€™s talking about. The solution to our terrorism problem lies in shutting down Flushing High School! It must be something in the drinking fountain water or the air. The alternative theory is that the coming together of the Flushing High Three was as random as a chimpanzee tapping away at a typewriter, and authoring all of the works of Shakespeare. No other theory is permitted!
â€?All three men went to the same high school in Flushing, Queens, New York.â€™
Yep, thatâ€™s the only thing they had in common. Nothing else, and especially not their religion. Nothing to see here, no cause for alarm, no general conclusions can be drawn. Everybody be on the lookout for Flushing high school grads prepared to commit totally inexplicable â€?random actsâ€™ of one sort or another.
As we are incapable of learning from experience, or acting rationally to defend ourselves, the bad guys get to keep trying again and again until they finally succeed. Itâ€™s always Eloi hunting season during the destruction of empire!â€?
Muslims Planned to Set Off Suicide Bombs in IRT Trains in Midtown Manhattan Last September by Lawrence Auster, View from the Right, April 12, 2010.