Muslim tells judge: NYC jihad plot an acceptable response to rejection of “Islamic system”

Abdulrahman El-Bahnasawy

But now that it’s sentencing time, he’s changed. Source: Canadian who plotted ISIS attack in U.S. says ‘frustration’ turned him to violence |  h/t

A Canadian who plotted terrorist attacks in New York City for the so-called Islamic State said his frustration with the conduct of the United States and its allies had turned him towards “military jihad.”

In a lengthy letter to the U.S. judge sentencing him next month, Abdulrahman El-Bahnasawy described how he came to see terrorism as an acceptable response to “reckless airstrikes” and rejection of the “Islamic system.”

“With airstrikes and bombs they destroyed homes, killed the innocent and terrorized entire populations to make people abide by there [sic] terms and ways, the ways of corruption and enslavement to other than God,” the 20-year-old Mississauga resident wrote.

“Then through there [sic] media they blinded everyone by propagating falsehood and misinformation, that the Islamic System is ‘barbaric’ or ‘terrorists’ or ‘abuse to human rights.’”

The Kuwait-born Canadian was arrested in New Jersey on May 21, 2016, but his case remained sealed until last Oct. 6. He has pleaded guilty to planning terrorist attacks that were to target Times Square, the New York subway and concert venues. He was 18 at the time.

Two alleged co-conspirators in Pakistan and the Philippines have also been charged. The arrests followed an FBI undercover investigation conducted in co-operation with the RCMP.

“These Americans need an attack … I wanna create the next 9/11,” El-Bahnasawy wrote to a man he thought was a co-conspirator but who was actually working undercover for police.

The attacks were to occur in June 2016, during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, U.S. authorities said. El-Bahnasawy had purchased bomb-making materials in Ontario and sent them to the informant.

Amarnath Amarasingam, a senior research fellow at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, said the story El-Bahnasawy recounted in his letter was fairly typical of those told by other jihadists.

“All of their past behavior and all the corruption in society is explained by the fact that they themselves and society have deviated from the path of God. Once this truth is established, any threat to it becomes something that must be fought against,” Amarasingam said.

“At the very least, it sounds like he regrets the move he made into violence.”

El-Bahnasawy is to be sentenced on April 9.

His parents blamed everyone but themselves, their son and Islam including Canadian schools, drugs, and entrapment…but the aspiring jihadist said:

After moving back to Canada when he was 17, he said his parents “forced me to enroll in an Islamic school” although he did not identify as a Muslim. But he said he was happy because it was better than Kuwait and he soon became interested in religion.

“I realized Islam would fix all the problems in society,” he wrote. “This current system which is the rule of the people (or so called democracy and freedom) led men to the enslavement of everything but God, destroying society.”

He also described his view of how “the U.S. and its allies behave towards the Islamic System.”

“I was very frustrated as I seen [sic] the falsehood and terms the U.S. and their allies try to impose, but this led me to military jihad,” he wrote, emphasizing he was not justifying his actions but “merely explaining my thought process at the time.”

He said he was done with violence. He apologized and asked the judge for a second chance. He also urged the judge to “see the truthfulness of Islam and the falsehood of the current system.”

Remorseful or will he seek revenge after further Islamic indoctrination in jail?

No worries though, he just wants to be released back into Canada. Feel safer?



4 thoughts on “Muslim tells judge: NYC jihad plot an acceptable response to rejection of “Islamic system”

  1. Too late! Remorse be damed! He should spend the majority of his life in jail in solitary confinement. He was intellligent enough to know right from wrong. No excuse for terroism.

  2. We learn from our mistakes!
    As time passes and muslims becomes more common, not acceptable, it seems to me that they have the responsibility to choose: demonstrate that they are peaceful people or continue to imbue their ideas of acceptable “behavior”.
    See the new vimeo video by Eric Allen Bell: Sounds Not Silence-The Truth about islam. (turn on your speakers).
    Special thanks to Nicholas Ginex for his comment on Ray Ibrahim interview with Steve Solomon.

  3. Yes, remorse too late! In his reasoning, this criminal does not seem to wonder why western nations send so much money to muslim countries. 95% of countries receiving $ are muslims. BECAUSE THAT IS WHERE THE HIGHEST POVERTY IN THE WORLD IS. Isnt is a blunt fact that most muslim countries are poor and lawless. Why didnt he see that. He had the opportunity to live in a country where he could eat every day and have a roof but he chose to fight the best system available in the world. He will be lucky because as a traitor if he were in a muslim country, they would not spend a penny upkeeping him, they would slash his neck, behead him and save all that money. So I suggest that we return all criminals and SPECIALLY TRAITORS TO WHERE THEY COME FROM. Send him to Kuwait where he was born. The fact that he had mental problems is another islam issue of incests and inter-cousins. mingling. In UK, where muslims represent less that 3 % of the population, the incidence of mental defects and other defects represents 30% of the national statistics. I am not talking here about a little tow missing but major defects. (I am talking about children who will never be able to work as adults.) So think about all the other defects that are not included in those statistics. We can just guess. Another proof that their habits and mode of thinking is entirely wrong.

  4. I think if you look objectively you will find that Islam has caused more problems that it has every solved in over 1400 years since their perfect man married a six year old and waged war against everyone who disagreed with their ” Lifestyle ” in the 7th Century. Name one Western country where Muslims are no trying to take over and force their 7th Century Lifestyle on others ? Name one Muslim Country where Non-Muslims are able to live without being harassed, attacked, and /or killed ?
    The followers of Islam have shown for over 1400 years that it is not a peaceful religion but a full totalitarian lifestyle system with a religious aspect that governs every aspect of ones life. The goal of Islam is to take over the world and force everyone to convert to Islam or die. it is all in their teachings and ignored by Liberals the world over. Female and Gay Liberals prove that Liberalism is a Mental Disease every time they demonstrate for Islam because the females are treated less than 2nd class citizens and gays are openly killed in Islamic countries. if you point out facts like this they instantly call you ‘ Islamophobic, Racist, Intolerant, etc “. to deflect from the truth because they have no real argument to prove their points.
    Islam advocates Sedition and overthrowing of the government of The United States yet nothing is being done to stop them. The Liberals are the Sh!t Midas and everything they touch turns to crap. Shown over and over again by their actions and the problems they cause.

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