Another news reader, I didn't catch what station when I heard it on my car radio, opined that he was sure this was a Muslim suffering from our economy's problems because his house was in foreclosure. HERE is a story from AP which starts with these paragraphs:
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Not long ago, Faisal had a pretty enviable life: He became an American citizen after emigrating from Pakistan, where he came from a wealthy family. He earned an MBA. He had a well-educated wife and two kids and owned a house in a middle-class Connecticut suburb.
In the past couple of years, though, his life seemed to unravel: He left a job at a global marketing firm he'd held for three years, lost his home to foreclosure and moved into an apartment in an impoverished neighborhood in Bridgeport. And last weekend, authorities say, he drove an SUV loaded with explosives into Times Square intent on blowing it up. ..the article goes on to say this:
Shahzad's behavior sometimes seemed odd to his neighbors, and he surprised a real estate broker he hardly knew with his outspokenness about President George W. Bush and the Iraq war...."He mentioned that he didn't like Bush policies in Iraq," said Igor Djuric, who represented Shahzad in 2004 when he was buying a home.So, it looks like losing his house and the Iraq war turned this innocent, sweet (more from the article: "He was personable, a nice guy, but unremarkable,") into a cold blooded killer intent on causing death to so many innocent people in Times Square?.........the inference being, it seems, that if our economy wasn't so bad and we hadn't fought in Iraq, maybe this poor man would have been left alone to continue his quest for the American dream, huh?
The left just seems so SAD that this wasn't just another "Angry White Guy", huh? Can America survive this type of thinking...this type of naivite, this amazing desire to put them before us? I don't know.
By the way, do you ever get the feeling muslim jihadists are watching our news and tripping over themselves in laughter? I do, every single time I see us make such a big huge thing over one car...imagine what they're thinking when they consider blowing up 100 cars in 100 crowded places in America?.......I try not to. And, of course, I know this is mean to ALL muslims (as if American good muslims aren't fearful of that as well?...sort of like how all the Mexicans I know who are legally here are more FOR the AZ new laws than I am), but I, for one, am not as disappointed as Contessa is that he is a muslim, nor am I quite as empathetic as AP's writers who seem to blame us for causing this fellow to want us all dead, because we need to stay on the alert for the real threat, like this would-be killer, not the angry white guy who'd be the first one fighting jihadists in any meaningful way...