Terror Bust at JFK! Foreign Official & Former Airport Worker Involved!
CNN says that 3 were arrested and insist that the group was not involved with Al Qaeda.
However… Authorities say that the terrorists met with members of the Jama’at al Muslimeen (JAM) terror group in Trinidad.
The officials describe the group as “Al Qaeda wannabes.”
WNBC is reporting:
According to NewsChannel4’s Jonathan Dienst, sources said federal investigators have made arrests in an alleged terror plot on Kennedy Airport.
Four people have been charged. One is in custody in New York. Three suspects are thought to be overseas.
Sources said one suspect is thought to be a former parliament or government official in Guyana.
Sources said the plot involved a plan to blow up a jet-fuel pipeline at JFK setting off a potential massive explosion.
Law enforcement officials said the plot may involve a former airport worker (Russell Defreitas)..
A press conference is scheduled for 1 p.m. this afternoon.
MSNBC has the press conference video posted.
Nahanni reports that the Adnan el Shukrijumah is also from Guyana.
A Pakistani source announced last year that Adnan G. El Shukrijumah had successfully smuggled nuclear material across the US and is planning an attack on the United States.
ABC News has more on the Adnan connection.
The New York Times has this:
The plot involved a former airport worker in his 60s, who is a United States citizen of Guyanese descent and lives in New York, and a former member of the Guyanese parliament, who is also an imam.
HotAir has the names and plenty of updates:
WNBC has the names: Russell Defreitas, Abdul Nur, Kareem Ibrihim and Abdul Kadir (former parliament member).
Hah! Here is Abdul Kadir from Guyana’s email ([email protected]) if you would like to ask him a few questions.
From what I see… If Abdul Kadir is a former member of the Guyana Parliament, it wasn’t that long ago that he lost his position. He is mentioned in articles from 2004 and 2005.
I see Kadir left his parliament position just last year!!
Kadir, a Muslim, left his position in Parliament last year. Muslims make up about 9 percent of the former Dutch and British colony’s 770,000 population, mostly from the Sunni sect.
Guyana Parliament structure:
The National Assembly of the Parliament of Guyana is to consist of –
65 elected Members, and not more than
4 non-elected Ministers, and
2 non-elected Parliamentary Secretaries
UPDATE: Michelle Malkin has an amazing roundup on the bust.