NYC Arrest Makes 11 Islamic Terrorists Targeting US Military

A variety of news sites reported the breaking news that New York City police had arrested Jose Pimentel, a native of the Dominican Republic who had moved from upstate New York to the city.

The intended targets of Jose Pimentel…were U.S. military personnel who had served in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as U.S. postal facilities and police stations, according to Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.

The suspect was described by Bloomberg as an “al Qaeda sympathizer,” though he is not believed to have ever made direct contact with anyone in the organization.

District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., reportedly said

On his website, Pimentel discussed the duty of every Muslim to wage war against the west.

Pimentel would make the 11th recent and ongoing planned or attempted attack on the US military by individuals apparently claiming motivation by their Islamic faith, five of which have occurred this year.

In a related trend, another list may need to be started for homegrown Islamic militants who still live at home with their mothers, as Pimentel did (and as did Rezwan Ferdaus).

The list of attacks/attempted attacks on the US military by assailants apparently claiming some form of Islamic motivation includes four by US servicemembers: