Informant: NYPD paid me to 'bait' Muslims

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Informant: NYPD paid me to 'bait' Muslims
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Fri, 10-26-2012 - 4:18pm

Informant: NYPD paid me to 'bait' Muslims

By ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO | Associated Press – 10/23/2012

 

NEW YORK (AP) — A paid informant for the New York Police Department's intelligence unit was under orders to "bait" Muslims into saying inflammatory things as he lived a double life, snapping pictures inside mosques and collecting the names of innocent people attending study groups on Islam, he told The Associated Press.

Shamiur Rahman, a 19-year-old American of Bangladeshi descent who has now denounced his work as an informant, said police told him to embrace a strategy called "create and capture." He said it involved creating a conversation about jihad or terrorism, then capturing the response to send to the NYPD. For his work, he earned as much as $1,000 a month and goodwill from the police after a string of minor marijuana arrests.

http://news.yahoo.com/informant-nypd-paid-bait-muslims-134358506.html

 

 

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Registered: 03-08-2011

Here is a sting operation. As usual, the bomb supplier is FBI.

Quote, "17 October 2012

 

US Federal Reserve 'bomb plot' foiled by FBI

 

US officials have arrested a man for plotting to detonate what he thought was a massive bomb in front of the Federal Reserve building in New York.


Mr Nafis was placed under surveillance, and the undercover FBI agent sold him 20 bags of what he said were 50lb of explosives. The suspect then bought and assembled detonators and timing devices.

 

Officials said there had never been any actual threat.

 

 Mr Nafis had been closely watched by the FBI

The arrest is the latest in a series of so-called "sting" operations run by the FBI and anti-terror authorities in the US.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-19985987