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Florida brothers sentenced for plot to detonate bomb in New York City

MIAMI (Reuters) - Two Florida brothers, one of whom said he bicycled around New York City to scope out targets, were sentenced on Thursday to prison for plotting to explode a bomb in the city in 2012, the U.S. Justice Department said.

Raees Qazi was sentenced to 35 years and Sheheryar Qazi to 20 years. The two had also assaulted two deputy U.S. marshals while in custody, the Justice Department said in a statement.

The Pakistani-born brothers, aged 22 and 32 respectively, had pleaded guilty to federal terrorism charges in March and were sentenced in court in the U.S. Southern District of Florida.

Both naturalized U.S. citizens, they were given the maximum prison terms, to be followed by years of supervised release.

The brothers, who were living in Fort Lauderdale at the time of their arrest in 2012 and were accused of trying to support al Qaeda by using a weapon of mass destruction, never carried out an attack.

Raees Qazi, the younger brother, traveled to New York in November 2012 with the hope of finding a job to make enough money to build an explosive, according to court testimony from an FBI agent.

He told investigators after his arrest that he bicycled around New York City prospecting targets, but never chose one and returned home after running out of money, according to prosecutors.

During the hearing at which he pleaded guilty, he admitted to using an al Qaeda online publication to build an explosive from Christmas tree light bulbs.

Sheheryar Qazi, a former taxi driver, supported the plot by paying bills, and providing a computer and cell phone, prosecutors said.

In calls to his brother, Raees Qazi asked about the size of crowds at Times Square, Wall Street and at some New York City theaters, the FBI said.

Both brothers pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and conspiring to assault a federal employee. Raees Qazi also pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support to terrorists.

“Today’s sentencing of the Qazi brothers represents the final chapter for two men who wished to bring harm and mass destruction to Americans on U.S. soil,” Stacia Hylton, director of the U.S. Marshals Service, said in a statement.

(Additional reporting by Julia Edwards; Editing by Letitia Stein and Mohammad Zargham)

http://news.yahoo.com/florida-brothers-sentenced-plot-detonate-bomb-york-city-174031703.html

See you in NY


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Florida brothers sentenced for plot to detonate bomb in New York City

MIAMI (Reuters) - Two Florida brothers, one of whom said he bicycled around New York City to scope out targets, were sentenced on Thursday to prison for plotting to explode a bomb in the city in 2012, the U.S. Justice Department said.

Raees Qazi was sentenced to 35 years and Sheheryar Qazi to 20 years. The two had also assaulted two deputy U.S. marshals while in custody, the Justice Department said in a statement.

The Pakistani-born brothers, aged 22 and 32 respectively, had pleaded guilty to federal terrorism charges in March and were sentenced in court in the U.S. Southern District of Florida.

Both naturalized U.S. citizens, they were given the maximum prison terms, to be followed by years of supervised release.

The brothers, who were living in Fort Lauderdale at the time of their arrest in 2012 and were accused of trying to support al Qaeda by using a weapon of mass destruction, never carried out an attack.

Raees Qazi, the younger brother, traveled to New York in November 2012 with the hope of finding a job to make enough money to build an explosive, according to court testimony from an FBI agent.

He told investigators after his arrest that he bicycled around New York City prospecting targets, but never chose one and returned home after running out of money, according to prosecutors.

During the hearing at which he pleaded guilty, he admitted to using an al Qaeda online publication to build an explosive from Christmas tree light bulbs.

Sheheryar Qazi, a former taxi driver, supported the plot by paying bills, and providing a computer and cell phone, prosecutors said.

In calls to his brother, Raees Qazi asked about the size of crowds at Times Square, Wall Street and at some New York City theaters, the FBI said.

Both brothers pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and conspiring to assault a federal employee. Raees Qazi also pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support to terrorists.

Todays sentencing of the Qazi brothers represents the final chapter for two men who wished to bring harm and mass destruction to Americans on U.S. soil, Stacia Hylton, director of the U.S. Marshals Service, said in a statement.

(Additional reporting by Julia Edwards; Editing by Letitia Stein and Mohammad Zargham)

http://news.yahoo.com/florida-brothers-sentenced-plot-detonate-bomb-york-city-174031703.html

See you in NY

This story can't be true. This never happens in the Usa

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This story can't be true. This never happens in the Usa

They wanted another Boston bombing to happen only in NY. Our administration said all ISIS needs are jobs

... Black panther terrorists wanted to blow up the arch in St Louis. but did not have enough money on their EBT cards.

Alleged plot included bombing Arch, killing St. Louis County prosecutor, Ferguson chief

One of the defendants’ plans, the sources said, included planting a bomb inside the observation deck at the top of the Arch. It was not clear how they could have gotten a bomb past airport-style security screening for rides up.

It also wasn’t clear, the sources said, whether the men intended to use bombs as the means to kill McCulloch and Jackson. Both officials became targets of national criticism and protests after Brown’s killing.

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/alleged-plot-included-bombing-arch-killing-st-louis-county-prosecutor/article_69ddd938-e763-55c1-9c1c-3306725f941e.html

These folks were short on cash to carry out their plan to bomb NY City also.


If more citizens were armed, criminals would think twice about attacking them, Detroit Police Chief James Craig

Florida currently has more concealed-carry permit holders than any other state, with 1,269,021 issued as of May 14, 2014

The liberal elite ... know that the people simply cannot be trusted; that they are incapable of just and fair self-government; that left to their own devices, their society will be racist, sexist, homophobic, and inequitable -- and the liberal elite know how to fix things. They are going to help us live the good and just life, even if they have to lie to us and force us to do it. And they detest those who stand in their way."
- A Nation Of Cowards, by Jeffrey R. Snyder

Tavis Smiley: 'Black People Will Have Lost Ground in Every Single Economic Indicator' Under Obama

white-privilege.jpg?resize=318%2C318

Democrats>Socialists>Communists - Same goals, different speeds.

#DeplorableLivesMatter

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wtheck? ok - how did he raise enough monies to purchase a bicycle in New York in 2012?


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