Flushing man pleads guilty to NYC subway bombing plot
Najibullah Zazi goose https://www.chinese-sharpei.de outlet canada pleaded guilty Monday to plotting canada goose outlet uk with al Qaeda associates to carry out a string of bombings in the New York City subway system within days of Sept. 11, 2009.
Zazi, 25, an Afghan immigrant who lived in Flushing for years, calmly admitted before Judge Raymond Dearie in federal canada goose outlet black friday court in Brooklyn that canada goose coats he participated in the plot after being recruited by al canada goose outlet sale Qaeda operatives in Pakistan in the spring and summer of canada goose outlet parka 2008.
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After Zazi described his scheme canada goose clearance federal prosecutors contend he had the help of former Flushing High School classmates Adis Medunjanin and Zasrein Ahmedzay as a “martyrdom operation,” Dearie asked if that meant he had planned to carry out a suicide bombing.
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It was not revealed canada goose outlet during the proceeding why Zazi chose to plead guilty, but Dearie sealed a 10 page document outlining the plea agreement. military and allied forces in Afghanistan, but when they arrived there he said they were instead recruited by al Qaeda to carry out a bombing plot.
He returned to America after attending al Qaeda training in the Middle East and moved to Denver until June 2009 when he said he purchased bomb making materials. He then drove to New York with a detonator, bomb plans and the bomb making materials, but when he got to the city Sept. 10 and discovered law enforcement officials buy canada goose jacket cheap were on his canada goose outlet trail, he disposed of the materials and plans and returned to a suburb of Denver, where he was arrested Sept. 19.
The plot was not a precise one, as Zazi said he did not have a specific target or targets within the subway system and even the date was up in the air Sept. 10, although he planned to carry Canada Goose online out the attacks the following week.
“With today’s guilty plea we’ve brought swift justice,” he said. “But we will not rest until everybody involved is held responsible.”
Zazi’s father, Mohammed Wali Zazi, who has pleaded not guilty to a charge of destroying evidence related to his son’s terror plot, was freed from custody last Thursday on $50,000 bail. He can return to his home in Denver and attend religious services, but he will be under electronic monitoring.