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FBI Passed on Bomb-Plot Case Over Entrapment Fears

Sources question whether Jose Pimentel could have built a bomb without help

(Newser) - The NYPD tried more than once to bring the FBI on board its investigation of alleged would-be terrorist Jose Pimentel , but the bureau passed each time because it didn’t think Pimentel was a threat without help he received from the NYPD, according to new reports. In the FBI’s... More »

NYC Terror Suspect's Mom Apologizes

Son Jose Pimentel changed after conversion to Islam, she says

(Newser) - The mother of a Manhattan suspect accused of plotting a bombing campaign wants the city to know that she's sorry. “I want to apologize to the city of New York," Carmen Sosa told reporters. “I love the city. I’ve been here since 1987 and I’... More »

'Al-Qaeda Sympathizer' Busted in NYC Bomb Plot

'Lone wolf' Jose Pimentel was 'hour away' from finishing first bomb: Cops

(Newser) - A suspected lone wolf terrorist has been charged with plotting to kill US soldiers and police with bombs he was building in his Manhattan apartment, according to law enforcement authorities. Jose Pimentel, 27, who goes by the name Muhammad Yusuf, intended to test three bombs in mailboxes before using explosives... More »

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