No Perp Walk Today; He's Talking Too Much
Faisal Shahzad's court appearance is delayed
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted May 4, 2010 5:29 PM CDT
A local resident, left, and members of the media photograph a house in Bridgeport, Conn., where Faisal Shahzad worked.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

(Newser) – Faisal Shahzad won't be appearing in court today as scheduled, and maybe not even tomorrow, because he's offering up so much information to investigators about his alleged terror plot at Times Square. Feds formally charged Shahzad with five terror-related counts late in a day when details about him came fast and furious. The biggest: His own claim that he trained to make bombs in a lawless region of Pakistan ruled by the Taliban. Still, the feds made no mention of links to al-Qaeda in the charges, notes AP.

Other developments:

  • The Connecticut Post and New York Times dug through trash outside Shahzad's Bridgeport home and found a cache of personal documents that fill in details about his 11-year stay in the US.
  • Pakistan made multiple arrests of people suspected to be involved, reports Reuters.

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aof
May 5, 2010 3:01 PM CDT
I wonder when people will start realizing that these "terrorists" are chosen for certain reasons. Maybe he did grow up going to a terrorist funded madrassa in Pakistan, or maybe just maybe Al-Qaeda wanted to send a Pakistani descendant with a masters degree to blow up Times Square. They are not stupid, they know the initial reaction from a large portion of Americans would be to ask for stricter guidelines on immigration for Islamic countries bordering on racism. What if that's what al-Qaeda wants. What if they want Americans to start discriminating against Muslims like Europe seems to be happy to do. That's the type of thing that bolsters their ranks. That's the type of thing that perpetuates something like a "war on terror". Think about it.
inky
May 5, 2010 4:42 AM CDT
Put him in a small room with Palin. They're both domestic terrorists who start talking and can't shut up.
Reader68389796
May 5, 2010 2:05 AM CDT
Yeah and the Arizona and McCain worried about me and my family coming across the border the pick the grapes, clean the hotels, and cut his lawn but he not worried about giving Middle East terrorists citizenship and making them citizens while we are just trying to get some money to send to our poor relatives. No more citizenship Pakistanis and Middle Eastern, simply go home.