A 36 year-old orthopedic surgeon arrested in April 2017 is facing extradition to the United States to stand trial for plotting and funding a scheme to carry out a series of attacks on New York City’s “Times Square, the city’s subway system and New York concert venues”, writes Pamela Geller.
Dr. Russell Salic was arrested in the Phillipines earlier this year for being involved in the kidnapping of 6 people and the beheading of two of them in April 2016.
The United States has asked for Salic to be sent to this country to face justice for organizing a cell that would have carried out a city-wide assault on the Big Apple.
Geller quotes the New York Daily News as writing:
“Salic, known to his alleged New York co-conspirators as ‘The Doctor,’ plotted ‘to carry out potentially devastating terrorist attacks in New York City . . . in the name of (ISIS), court papers charged.
“Salic stands accused of helping to finance plots targeting Times Square, the city’s subway system and New York concert venues, according to federal prosecutors.
“The doctor agreed to send money via Western Union in May 2016 for the purchase of suicide belts and expressed his plans to provide more cash for the New York plots, prosecutors allege.
“The same month, the doctor gleefully advocated the killings of New York City’s Jewish residents. ‘It would be a great pleasure if we could slaughter them,’ he told an undercover law enforcement agent, according to prosecutors.”
Geller notes that jihad is being adopted by people who appear have nothing to do with Islam.
“Doctors in Michigan, US naval officers, popular happy teens in Mississippi, rappers in Germany, doctors in Glasgow and Australia, chemical engineering students in Canada, the UK’s top students at their most elite schools, herdsmen in Nigeria, British surgeons, heart surgeons in Saudi Arabia, university students in Britain, imams in America, doctors in Australia, Canadian Idol contestants, and so forth – what brings these wildly different people together? Jihad,” writes Geller.
This point is timely, seeing as how Las Vegas shooter Stephen Craig Paddock is rumored to have sworn allegiance to ISIS and the group claimed responsibility for the October 1 massacre.
Thanks to FBI agent-in-charge Aaron Rouse, who is a Robert Mueller buddy and avowed Islamic apologist, any real look into the Paddock-ISIS connection was snuffed out leaving the revelation of a motive still in limbo.