Friday, May 13, 2011
Terrorists prefer Whitestone
This is just the latest discovery of terror suspects living in the Flushing/Whitestone area – quiet neighborhoods with well-kept homes on rather secluded streets.
In video released to PIX 11 by the NYPD, you can see undercover cops grabbing Ferhani in his car Wednesday evening, near the West Side Highway in Manhattan. Police charged Ferhani bought a hand grenade, three semi-automatic pistols, and 150 rounds of ammunition for use in a plot to blow up synagogues and, possibly, the Empire State Building. Soon after, police arrested Ferhani’s alleged accomplice--20 year old Mohammed Mamdouh—of Parsons Boulevard in Whitestone.
Maria Schneider has lived in Whitestone her whole life. “It’s a very good place to hide, because they mix in very well with the community,” Schneider told PIX 11. “The cells we have in our neighborhood we can’t pick up, because they blend in very well.”
Back in the fall of 2009, FBI agents raided several homes on the Flushing/Whitestone border, looking for evidence in a plot to bomb the city’s subway system. They arrested three friends who attended Flushing High School together, two of them natives of Afghanistan.