New York: Muslim teen pleads guilty to non-terrorism charge after plotting to bomb NYC

It’s the latest trend, Muslims caught in terrorist activities but not charged for those terrorist activities. Source: New York teen pleads guilty to non-terrorism charge in Islamic State case | Reuters

A New York City teenager accused last year of helping a college student plan an Islamic State-inspired plot to set off a pressure cooker bomb in the city has pleaded guilty to a non-terrorism charge of conspiring to impede federal officers.

Imran Rabbani, who was 17 when he was arrested in June, pleaded guilty on Friday in federal court in Brooklyn, a spokeswoman for U.S. Attorney Robert Capers said late on Monday.

As part of a plea deal, Rabbani agreed to drop an appeal of a November ruling allowing him to be tried as an adult for a prior charge of conspiring to provide material support to Islamic State, said his lawyer, Richard Willstatter.

Rabbani, who faces a maximum of six years in prison, was one of six young [MUSLIM] men in New York and New Jersey charged last year in the investigation of a group of alleged supporters of Islamic State, which has seized control of parts of Iraq and Syria.

More than 80 people have been charged since 2014 in U.S. federal cases related to Islamic State, which has claimed responsibility for the Brussels bombings in March that killed 31 people and the Paris attacks in November that killed 130.

Authorities previously alleged that Rabbani, now 18, discussed with Munther Omar Saleh, a college student in the borough of Queens, plans to assemble an explosive device to set off in the New York metropolitan area.

In June, law enforcement followed the two men in a surveillance vehicle when Rabbani and Saleh got out of their vehicle and ran at the agents, prompting their arrest at gunpoint, authorities said.

The plea by Rabbani, previously identified only as “John Doe,” regarded only the June incident.

“My client is not a member of ISIS and never claimed to be a member of ISIS,” said Willstatter, using another name for Islamic State.

The other men in related cases in New Jersey have pleaded guilty. Nader Saadeh pleaded guilty in December to conspiring to provide material support to Islamic State.[nL1N13Z213]

Prosecutors said Saadeh traveled to Jordan in May intending to get to either Iraq or Syria to join Islamic State, but was detained by Jordanian authorities.

Prosecutors said Saadeh discussed his plans to join Islamic State with his brother, Alaa Saadeh, as well as Samuel Rahamin Topaz, Saleh and Mummuni.

Alaa Saadeh and Topaz, who prosecutors said also planned to join Islamic State, have also pleaded guilty.


5 thoughts on “New York: Muslim teen pleads guilty to non-terrorism charge after plotting to bomb NYC

  1. “Non-terrorism”? Where do our idiotic government employees come from? They are more of a problem than the so-called bad guys!

  2. It’s all about keeping the ‘ACLU-type’ lawyers in business! Our courts are the most corrupt branch of our government–well, actually there’s no way to determine which branch is MOST corrupt! Many years ago my eighth-grade Civics teacher said, “Always remember that it is entirely possible to VOTE yourselves into slavery.” We are living in a country where a 5-year-old is hand-cuffed and arrested in grammar school for drawing a PAPER pistol in his coloring book, and anti-American SELF-CONFESSED bomb-makers are released on totally insane technicalities! OMG!!!!!            

  3. You might say that Muslims, legal or illegal, are above
    the laws of America. Our Judicial System is no longer
    Interested in equality before the law. POC, including muslim thugs, receive preferential treatment from a corrupt department, which will spread throughout all Government. Are we now operating under Sharia Law?

    • Let’s just say that if we’re not already living under sharia law then it’s safe to say that our gov’t officials certainly seem to act that way. Muzzie thugs are the only criminals who receive their own special DIET not to mention all the preferential treatment they get to accommodate their FAUX-RELIGIOUSITY! What’s more, it needs to be noted that ALL DEVOUT MUZZLUMZ “pray” for the total demise of the “kafirs”! Yeah, it’s a fact that “prayer” to a TRUE MUZZLUM means pronouncing CURSES upon ALL non-muzzlumz!!!! PATHETIC!!!!!

  4. Talk about special treatment. He probably would of received the same treatment if he was able to blow up a bunch of school children too.

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