New York City: Muslim in plea talks over his foiled plot for jihad massacre in Times Square

Ashiqul Alam may cop a plea and walk free fairly soon, no doubt after expressing remorse and asserting, now that he faces jail time, that he now rejects his previous understanding of his peaceful religion. But what steps will be taken to ensure that he will not act again upon the murderous ideology that led him to plot a jihad massacre in Times Square? It is virtually certain that nothing will be done in that regard. To take such steps would be “Islamophobic.”

“‘Looney Tunes terrorist’ in plea talks over foiled Times Square plot,” by Emily Saul, New York Post, June 27, 2019 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

The “Looney Tunes terrorist” is already in plea talks with the government following his foiled plot to shoot up Times Square, according to a federal prosecutor.

Ashiqul Alam pleaded “not guilty” Thursday to an indictment charging him with possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial number. Assistant US Attorney Jonathan Algor told the court both sides “have begun plea negotiations.”

Alam, 22, allegedly underwent Lasik eye surgery first because he worried that if he bungled the shooting he’d be dubbed the “Looney Tunes Terrorist” or “Blind Terrorist,” according to federal charging documents.

“Let’s say we are in an attack, right, say that my glasses fall off. What if I accidentally shoot you?” Alam is quoted as telling an undercover law enforcement officer in the filing in the Brooklyn federal court filing. “You know what I mean? Imagine what the news channel would call me, the ‘Looney Tunes Terrorist’ or the ‘Blind Terrorist.’ ”

The Queens man was arrested earlier this month following months of plotting an attack with informants and undercover agents.

Prosecutors say he originally planned to buy suicide vests and hand grenades, but eventually settled on attacking Times Square…

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