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Re: Oh, and Incidentally

Max, Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post takes a different journalistic approach to the Bronx (would-be) Bombers.  Its coverage starts out:

Four homegrown Muslim terrorists on a mission from hell were arrested last night as they planted what they thought were high-powered plastic explosives at two Bronx synagogues, authorities said.

The Post goes on to spell out just what this is all about:

“They [the United States military] are killing Muslim brothers and sisters in Muslim countries, so if we kill them here [in the United States] with IEDs [improvised explosive devices] and Stingers, it is equal,” one of the busted men, Onta Williams, allegedly told the informant.

Also arrested was David “Daoud” Williams and Laguerre Payen, a k a Amin or Almondo.

[. . .]

The informant — who had been cooperating with the feds on another, undisclosed case — met Cromitie at Mashjid al-Ikhlas, a mosque in Newburgh.

In their initial meeting in June 2008, Cromitie told the informant about his desire to do “something to America,” the feds charged.

“Cromitie explained to the CW [cooperating witness] that his parents lived in Afghanistan prior to his birth and that, because of his connection to Afghanistan, he was upset about the war there,” according to the legal papers filed in White Plains federal court.

The other three suspects converted to Islam after recent stints in jail, police sources said. Cromitie also has a criminal record.

“[Cromitie] was unhappy that many Muslim people were being killed in Afghanistan and Pakistan by the United States military forces,” the legal papers said. “Cromitie expressed interest in returning to Afghanistan and spoke to the CW about how if he, Cromitie, were to die a martyr, he would go to ‘paradise.’ ”

The informant told Cromitie — who, like his alleged accomplices, is a US citizen — that he was part of Jaish-e-Mohammed, a Pakistan-based terror group.

Maybe the Post should adopt a new slogan: “All the News not Fit to Print in the Times.” (This local news report also spells out the details. h/t HotAir)