NEW YORK MAY 5, 2010 From New Citizen to Suspect in a Year (This is 'Times Square Bomber' FAISAL SHAZAD who worked for AFFINION GROUP http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affinion_Group in STAMFORD CT for 9 yearsPakistan-Born Shahzad Faced Foreclosure in Connecticut and Disliked President Bush
On this '9/11-eve', I pose a set of questions. They will not make you feel comfortable and they will likely make you uneasy.
I don't literally expect any responses, though any at all would be welcome. And I expect authorities are curious, too, as to just WHAT has been going on in Stamford, CT and environs, since we are so very close to Ground Zero in New York City, N.Y.
To my questions: Have the Interfaith Council 'people'--having now been hosted at the First Congregational Church of Stamford several times over--been DELIBERATELY 'sponsoring' those who gave 'spiritual succor' to The Times Square Bomber, Faisal Shadzah?
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Are those at the North Stamford Congregational Church doing the same? Or are they doing a better job of determining just WHOM they are giving 'refuge' to and 'standing in support with'?
Have all these PRO-MUSLIM, PRO NYC GROUND ZERO MOSQUE PROPONENTS under the leadership of the Reverends Cari (Carrie, Carrietta) Jackon, Kate Heichler, Mark Lingle as well as Rabbis Josh Hammerman and others VETTED those they have so enthusiastically 'saddled up with'?
Faisal Quadri (Qudri) & Sharia Lawyer Midhat Syed at FCC Stamford 1 Walton PlaceI really don't know. I think they should just give us all a good 'yes or no', since MOST polite citizens are much too reticent to even bring anything up. They're afraid.
Quite frankly, Islam in Connecticut and all over the United States scares the dickens out of people, and so they will not 'engage'. To my way of thinking, this is 'giving into' fear and intimidation and has no place in the America I love as a PROUD TEA PARTY PATRIOT.
Have the IMAMS attending these recent Southwestern CT Interfaith Counsel 'prayer vigils' been UP FRONT with those who have sponsored pro-Muslim, pro-NYC GROUND ZERO Mosque vigils on their behalf?
Have they KNOWN Times Square Bomber FAISAL SHAHZAD and what he was up to PERSONALLY?
Have these Stamford, Norwalk, Shelton and Bridgeport Imams been HONEST and FORTHCOMING with LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL about what they do or do not know about any alleged terror suspects or not?
I sure want to know.
For some background on Faisal Shahzad who has been harbored and known in Norwalk, Stamford, Bridgeport and Stamford for the past DECADE see:
I would find it very difficult to believe that the Fairfield County, CT Imams have NO KNOWLEDGE WHATSOEVER of this 'very religious' Times Square Bomber Faisal Shahzad...And if they did, well...that doesn't SAY much about them as anyone's 'religious adviser', does it?
They're supposed to 'know' their congregants and be honorable when it comes to 'mandated reporting'. We ALL are. There are times when 'the greater good' does, indeed, allow for flexibility of confidentiality issues WHEN LIVES ARE AT STAKE, and plans of terrorism are definitely exceptions to confidentiality for religious advisers in my book.
But I am being forthright and speaking 'plainly' when others will not. All I pray for is that the TRUTH be revealed and that those who present as a threat to American citizens be brought to justice swiftly and unrelentingly.
I think the quote that will catch your eye the most, is one from good old Wikipedia:
That year (2006) he (Faisal Shahzad) began to become more religious. He began to pray five times a day, at mosques in Stamford, Norwalk, and Bridgeport.
I guess it just 'creeps me out' that some undocumented, unvetted Muslims are allowed to cry foul from my old church steps (FCC Stamford) without so much as any UCC Pastors checking them out, or maybe even doing something worse. Call me 'sentimental', but that's just how I feel.
Or maybe they DID check out Sharia lawyer Midhat Syed and all the Fairfield County Imams and they're 'okay' with the likes of Stamfordite Terrorist Faisal Shahzad? If that's the case, we have a problem, Houston.
Shahzad worked in Stamford FOR NINE YEARS. Are you going to tell me that NO ONE knew what the guy was UP TO?
Right. I guess the 'host' denomination of all this--the UCC which got President Obama elected--is inclined to promote some less than savory characters. I know I don't need to remind you of all those 'Obama is a Muslim' rumors; they are what they are.
I have written before of 'former Muslims-turned-UCC (United Church of Christ) Ministers such as Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who is a close associate of Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan.
By now, you know where I am coming from.
I just thought that on the September 11, 2010-eve, you--my fellow residents of Stamford-would like to know what's going on.
If it's any consolation, I promised my kids and grandkids that I will fight like hell to leave them a better world.
That'll mean a better one for yours, too.
With Love in Christ For All
Reverend Barbara Sexton
"The Biblical Biochemist-Where Science Meets the Cross"