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Transcript of Faisal Shahzad Guilty Plea

Court Transcript
Posted: June 28, 2010.

Print: UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

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Comments (9)

1. Austin Erwin

This is a fascinating document. He seemed rather forthcoming and honest about information. It’s nice to know that the Pakistan branch of the Taliban didn’t have any contacts in the New York area to help him, although I wonder if they realized this guy wasn’t too smart and didn’t want to risk any of their contacts. He also could be lying, but it didn’t seem he had the intellectual capacity for that. After all, he didn’t choose a specific building to park outside of, just something in Times Square. Not exactly precision terrorism.

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      9         THE COURT:  But I take it there’s no question that you
    10   intended that the bomb go off, that it explode on the street
    11   next to a building?  What building was going to be blown up by
    12   the bomb?
    13         THE DEFENDANT:  Well, I didn’t choose specific
    14   building, but I chose the center of Times Square.
    15         THE COURT:  Were there a lot of people in the street?
    16         THE DEFENDANT:  Yes.  And obviously the time, it was
    17   evening, and obviously it was a Saturday, so that’s the time I
    18   chose.
    19         THE COURT:  That is, you wanted to injure a lot of
    20   people?
    21         THE DEFENDANT:  Yes.  Damage to the building and to
    22   injure people or kill people.
    23         But again, I would point out one thing in connection
    24   to the attack, that one has to understand where I’m coming
    25   from, because this is—I consider myself a mujahid, a Muslim
THE COURT:  But I take it there’s no question that you
    10   intended that the bomb go off, that it explode on the street
    11   next to a building?  What building was going to be blown up by
    12   the bomb?
    13         THE DEFENDANT:  Well, I didn’t choose specific
    14   building, but I chose the center of Times Square.
    15         THE COURT:  Were there a lot of people in the street?
    16         THE DEFENDANT:  Yes.  And obviously the time, it was
    17   evening, and obviously it was a Saturday, so that’s the time I
    18   chose.
    19         THE COURT:  That is, you wanted to injure a lot of
    20   people?
    21         THE DEFENDANT:  Yes.  Damage to the building and to
    22   injure people or kill people.
    23         But again, I would point out one thing in connection
    24   to the attack, that one has to understand where I’m coming
    25   from, because this is—I consider myself a mujahid, a Muslim
      1   soldier.  The US and the NATO forces, along with 40, 50
      2   countries has attacked the Muslim lands.  We—
      3         THE COURT:  But not the people who were walking in
      4   Times Square that night.  Did you look around to see who they
      5   were?
      6         THE DEFENDANT:  Well, the people select the
      7   government.  We consider them all the same.  The drones, when
      8   they hit—
      9         THE COURT:  Including the children?
    10         THE DEFENDANT:  Well, the drone hits in Afghanistan
    11   and Iraq, they don’t see children, they don’t see anybody.
    12   They kill women, children, they kill everybody.  It’s a war,
    13   and in war, they kill people.  They’re killing all Muslims.
    14         THE COURT:  Now we’re not talking about them; we’re
    15   talking about you.”

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I am so sorry. We didn’t have our MOWA letter on May 18th and go back on June 1st. The thing that helps me is to know that the loielihokd that you will pass INCREASES with each court date. Sending hugs and well wishes!

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