Terror Suspect Accused of Plotting to Blow up New York City Subways Claims He Wasn’t Talking About Bombs

Paul Thompson, Daily Mail, February 5, 2015

An al Qaeda terror suspect who plotted to blow up New York City subways and targets in Europe has claimed he wasn’t talking about bombs but trying to find to woman to marry.

Abid Naseer said hours of online chats with other men from nine different email accounts was his attempt to find a suitable girlfriend.

The 28-year-old Pakistani national is due to go on trial in New York later this month, accused of being part of a terror cell that planned attacks in the US, UK and Denmark.

Naseer’s explanation for the hours of online conversations that will be used in his trial are contained in new court documents filed with the court in Brooklyn, New York.

He claims that the incriminating online exchanges on sites like the Muslim dating portal Qiran.com were part of his quest to find a woman to marry.

But prosecutors say the talk about marriage and parties was a cover for a plot to blow up the New York subway and a mall in Manchester, England, in 2009.

In one chat, Naseer talks about a party to be held in Manchester in April 2009.

British anti-terror chiefs said this was the date for a planned attack.

Naseer says of the email: ‘My reference to holding a huge party and trying to include as many as possible was referring to the intended wedding.’

He also claims he had success in chatting up women from the US, UK, Morocco and Nigeria.

‘I met quite a few girls on there who I contacted with a view to marriage,’ he said.

Prosecutors said the claims about seeking a marriage partner were ‘self-serving’ and want them excluded from the trial, where Naseer is representing himself.

They were made after his arrest and while being interviewed in the UK by anti-terror police.

Naseer was extradited to the US in 2013 to face charges in connection to a terror plot targeting New York, Manchester and Copenhagen.

Naseer had been originally arrested on suspicion of terrorism in 2009. He was one of 12 men held in Manchester, but the men were later released because of a lack of evidence and a severely compromised investigation Two other men have already pleaded guilty to helping plan the attacks.

Last month, Federal Judge Raymond Dearie agreed to allow six officers of MI5, Britain’s domestic counterintelligence agency, to testify in disguise consisting of wigs and light makeup, and use pseudonyms at Naseer’s Brooklyn trial.

Prosecutors expect the British spies will testify about Naseer’s meetings with alleged co-conspirators, his sending of coded messages to al Qaeda leaders, and his scouting of possible bombing targets

Documents seized from Osama bin Laden’s Pakistan lair will also be used for the first time in a terror trial.

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  • MekongDelta69

    Wait, wait… wait for it…

    His pick-up line was, “Hey, go out with me. I’m the bomb.”

    Thank you, thank you. You’ve been a wonderful audience. I’ll be here all week. No admission. Two drink minimum. Drive home safely now.

    • Kenner

      Ya beat me again.

    • Oil Can Harry

      His other pickup line was “If you have my baby you won’t have to spend money on a diaper.”

      “You can just use the one on my head!”

      [rimshot]

    • PostBunnie

      “This vest won’t be the only thing exploding tonight baby.”

      “Let me introduce you to the sixth pillar of Islam.”

      “I like women who appreciate the all the Apple company products: iPods, iPhones, iSis…”

      “What are you like 9? Because I have an overwhelming desire to make you my child bride. Praise Allah”

      I’m gonna be making these up all day now.

  • Caucasoid88

    What’s up with Muslims and porn and dating sites?

    • Oil Can Harry

      They want to go on a date with a camel, a goat and a 9 year old boy.

      • Caucasoid88

        That’s Muslim pimpin’.

    • Why would a Muslim need a dating site. Don’t they all marry their first cousins anyway?

      • Caucasoid88

        Yes, but usually their mistresses are desert animals, such as the camel.

  • British “spies”? That is an unwarranted slight on MI5. MI5 is currently administered by Theresa May, who was once something called “Minister For Women and Equalities”. If that isn’t a libtard faux-title, I honestly don’t know what is. That said, the probable lesbian is doing her job in an increasingly – and deliberately-created – environment.

  • IstvanIN

    Abid Naseer said hours of online chats with other men from nine different email accounts was his attempt to find a suitable girlfriend.
    I am not a young man, do not have facebook or twitter accounts and do not go into chat rooms, I am not particularly “techie”, but have things changed that much that you chat with several men for hours on end to get a date? And we should believe that?

    • What sort of guy chats online with other men in order to find a girlfriend? From nine different email accounts? Is this the religion we are supposed to pretend to respect? Doesn’t the UK have any single goats or sheep?

      The critter’s given name, by the way means “slave”.

  • Biff_Maliboo

    Please to be including fuel-oil in your dowry.

  • archer

    Just look at all the aggravation we cause ourselves by letting these people in the country in the first place, the war on terror is bs, we have met the enemy and it is us.

  • Speedy Steve

    I thought Pakis only dated their cousins. England is laden with gibbering inbred idiots clogging up The National Health Service. No dating service required.

  • Cleese DaVinci

    This appears to be another of the many cases where the government has no evidence other than that which the government, itself, has manufactured. The guy will probably spend the rest of his life in prison.

  • MartelsGhost

    I bet it was hard for him to find a bride on the internet. Their little hooves have such a hard time with the keyboards……………….