Shahzad, however, seemed to lack proper training in launching a terror attack. He loaded his SUV with 100 pounds of harmless fertilizer – made from cow manure – which he attempted to detonate by the use of M88 fireworks attached to small propane tanks.
Upon igniting the fireworks as a fuse, the would-be jihadi neglected to turn on the propane.
This particular fool comes from Pakistan, is a member of a group of dedicated and dangerous jihadis.
Tehrik-e-Taliban, a Pakistani terrorist group, claimed responsibility for the failed bombing of Times Square in New York on Sunday. The group also claimed credit for the attack on a Sri Lankan cricket team on March 3, 2009, and the Lahore bombing of May 27, 2009, which killed 35 people and injured 250.
The leader of Tehrik e-Taliban is Baitullah Mehsud, a Pashto warlord, who commands 5,800 fighters. Some of his fighters are American Muslims, who may have been trained at Islamberg and other Jamaat ul-Fuqra compounds throughout the United States.
Many of the African Americans, who are trained at the ul-Fuqra compound, are sent to Pakistan to participate in the great jihad.
That the idiot we saw at work in Times Square can't tell the difference between chemical and cow fertilizer is not something we can laugh at. They can't be all that stupid. And as we see above, they do kill people. There are a lot of them, and they are serious.
This is something we might wish to prepare for in terms of explaining it to those we know and meet. We're involved in a serious war, and many if not most of our own people deny it passionately and to the point of fury and frenzy. We have to continue talking anyway, every time there's a chance to bring up the subject.