From the Daily News:
The Queens man suspected of plotting to bomb the city's transit system was in touch with the top Al Qaeda leader in Afghanistan, the Associated Press reported.
Najibullah Zazi, 24, had contacts through a middleman with Mustafa Abu al-Yazid, the terror leader who earlier this year said he would use nukes on America if he could only get his hands on some.
Al-Yazid is an Egyptian who has worked closely with Osama bin Laden, Al Qaeda's fugitive leader.
His involvement underlines what officials have said: that the derailed Zazi plot was one of the most serious threats to the US since the 9/11 attacks.