Beliefnet
Belief Beat

Although U.S.officials have stood by their dismissal of the Pakistani Taliban’s efforts to claim credit for the Times Square bomb scare over the weekend, it appears that a Muslim man from Pakistan is the prime suspect.

The New York Times reports that Faisal Shahzad, 30, a naturalized American citizen who lives in Connecticut, was taken into custody last night after authorities pulled him off a plane bound for Dubai at New York’s JFK Airport. He has told authorities that he acted alone in the attempted car bombing.

The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) quickly released a statement praising the law enforcement officials for the arrest, while also noting that a Senegalese Muslim immigrant was reportedly the first person to notice the suspicious smoke coming from the vehicle. (In other words, Shahzad doesn’t represent Muslims in Manhattan, let alone America.)

Check back for updates and share your thoughts in the Comments section below.

*Click here to subscribe to Belief Beat and click here to follow Belief Beat on Twitter.

Join the Discussion
comments powered by Disqus