New York Muslim Ahmed Ferhani, 26, was arrested after paying an undercover police agent for two Browning semi-automatic pistols, a Smith & Wesson revolver, ammunition and a grenade that he didn’t know was deactivated.
He was described as an “Islamic extremist” by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., who said at a news conference that he “did it for Jihad.”
The plot was to disguise himself and his co-jihadist as Jewish worshippers, as part of a plan to attack a synagogue, according to a statement issued by Vance’s office.
“We will blow up a synagogue in Manhattan and take out the entire building,” Ferhani said, according to Police Commisioner Raymond Kelly.
“I hate Jews,” Ferhani's Muslim partner Mamdouh said.
“I want to kill them,” Ferhani said in the recordings made by the undercover New York police officer.
The men also discussed on the tapes wanting to blow up a church in Queens, and expressed an interest in bombing the Empire State Building, Kelly said.
Lamis Deek's group, the vicious genocidal Al-Awad, is calling for a protest at the hearing for -- get this -- "entrapment victim" Ahmed Ferhani, Monday, 10/22, at 11:00 am.
The Jihad Lawyer Pamela Geller, American Thinker, October 4, 2011100 Centre Street Manhattan Part 51 13th floor, Judge ObusPlease show your support for Ahmed and his family.This is one of the worst cases of NYPD infiltration and entrapment, a case so glaringly a set-up that the FBI would have nothing to do with it.This case is literally the heart of the NYPD's new version of Cointelpro, i.e. its Demographics Unit, as revealed in the Pulitzer-prize winning Associated Press series. In its significance for the Arab and Muslim communities it stands alongside that of the Panther 21 Case. Please spread the word.
The New York Times reported last week that the Islamic supremacist lawyer Lamis J. Deek, who is representing Ahmed Ferhani in his trial for a jihad plot to blow up a synagogue, also represented for a short time the undercover cop who helped put together the case against Fermani.
Deek denies there was any conflict of interest: "There was no conflict of interest and there existed between UC 242 [the name by which prosecutors are referring to the undercover detective] and I [sic] no attorney-client privilege." But the larger point is Deek's pattern: she has a history of representing the most unsavory Islamic supremacists and jihadists.
She became interested in the undercover cop when he received a disorderly conduct summons for refusing a police officer's orders to leave a sidewalk on September 11, 2010, during a protest over the Islamic supremacist Ground Zero Mosque. The undercover operative was with a mob of supporters of the mosque -- and that's why he caught Deek's eye.
Meanwhile, she is still representing Ferhani, who is accused of a jihad plot to blow up a Manhattan synagogue that police have refused to identify. The undercover cop recorded Ferhani and his jihadi brother, Mohamed Mamdouh, talking about disguising themselves in Jewish garb to allay suspicions as they approached the synagogue they intended to destroy. "We will blow up a synagogue in Manhattan and take out the entire building," Ferhani said. Mamdouh declared, "I hate Jews," and Ferhani responded: "I want to kill them."
No wonder Lamis Deek took his case. She is the lawyer for the Muslim American Society group that in 2010 began attempting to build an illegal mega-mosque structure (a rabat) on a quiet, tree-lined street in Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn (a street with no churches or synagogues or businesses). The Muslim Brotherhood, according to a 2004 Chicago Tribune exposé, operates in the U.S. "under the name Muslim American Society, according to documents and interviews. One of the nation's major Islamic groups, it was incorporated in Illinois in 1993 after a contentious debate among Brotherhood members." The Muslim Brotherhood is dedicated, in its own words, according to a captured internal document, to "eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within and sabotaging its miserable house."
Deek has also been affiliated with the radical organization Al-Awda. Al-Awda has been named one of the top ten anti-Israel groups in the country, and made the initial list of Threats to Freedom groups compiled by the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) -- you can find the full list in my book Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance.