Monday, November 16, 2009

NYC Prison Guard Maimed by Al-Qaeda Says Don't House Terror Suspects in NYC

This is an article I found on Jihad Watch.

Former NYC prison guard blinded, nearly raped by al-Qaeda inmates warns against plan to try jihadists in city

Is anyone in D.C. listening, or are they too busy playing politics and putting the supposed symbolism of the trial over the array of obvious security concerns? Louis Pepe Update, and an update on this story. "Blinded Prison Guard: Don't House Terror Suspects in NYC," by Joseph Abrams for Fox News, November 16 (thanks to Sam):

The high-security prison in New York City where 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is expected to be sent to await his trial has a supermax wing to keep even the most notorious criminals quiet -- but it isn't perfect. Just ask Louis Pepe.

Ten months before Al Qaeda in 2001 struck a deathblow in the heart lower Manhattan, one of the terrorist group's founding members plunged a sharpened comb through Pepe's left eye and into his brain, blinding the 42-year-old prison guard and causing severe brain injuries that plague him to this day.

Pepe told he worries that sending Mohammed and four of his alleged fellow 9/11 conspirators to New York could compromise the safety of the guards at the MCC prison. Keeping the prisoners in one location, he said, was especially dangerous.

"Could you imagine over there what they're gonna do, God forbid?" asked Pepe, now 52, who lost feeling in the right side of his body and most of his ability to speak. "After all these years, you'd think they should know."

On Nov. 1, 2000, Pepe was ambushed in the cell of Mamdouh Mahmud Salim -- an alleged top aide to Usama bin Laden. Salim's cellmate, another Al Qaeda suspect, joined in the attack, which prosecutors say was an attempt to steal Pepe's keys to the cell block to free other prisoners and take hostages.

The two had been granted permission by a federal judge to purchase hot sauce, says Pepe's sister, which they then stored in a honey jar and used to create a blinding mace. Teaming up against Pepe, they beat and blinded him, covering the floor in his spattered blood. They then tried to rape him as he waited an entire hour for fellow guards to come to his aid, his sister said.

"They wanted to discredit the badge and what he stood for," Eileen Trotta told "After they plunged him in the eye with that makeshift knife, they did the sign of the cross on his chest."

Trotta said it would be like "deja vu" to see more Al Qaeda detainees shipped into New York for trial, where their court hearings will be just blocks from Ground Zero

"There's no reason why everything has to be in New York, especially after 9/11 and what happened to Louis," she said. "It doesn't make sense -- why bring them into the hotbed of the city?"...



bluepitbull said...

Couldn't be a better endorsement than one who has dealt one on one with Islamist terrorists. If the damn administration wont listen to him, who will they listen to?

Anonymous said...

Terri, this thing is guaranteed to be a tragic circus, and it's exactly what President Hussein wants.

Anonymous said...

I pray I am wrong, but this will be a catastrophe.

I had never heard this guard's story. The hell those animals put that man through...

People need to hear this. It's all fun and games when you're sitting in the comfy confines of middle America, but there really are terrible people out there bent on killing us.

Teresa said...

I don't know. This administration does not care about safety. This admin only wants a show trial.

Teresa said...

Your right.

Teresa said...

Thank You for stopping by and commenting.

Yes. There are terrible people out there that want to kill us. Some people like living in their fantasy land and just don't get it.

Ron Russell said...

Interesting, I hadn't heard this story before. These trials in NYC will turn into a circus as Nickie said and its ashame that it will come to this when military courts are in order and waiting to be used. This could easily turn into a show trial and not the show that Obama is counting on should an attack come while the trial is in progress.

Amusing Bunni said...

Oh Dear Lord, I had not read this horrible story.
Anyone with a brain, besides obummer and holder, know this is the worse idea ever. I have a very bad feeling New York will experience another BIG attack if these psycho's are sent there for "trial". They should get a military hearing, and then shot at sunrise.
Thanks for posting this Teresa.
I will pray for that Poor Guard, he sure has been through a whole lot....and I thought my job sucked.

WomanHonorThyself said...

I posted as well Teresa..madness!!

The Conservative Lady said...

Terrible story and one that should teach a lesson. But we know why Obama and Holder are sending them to NYC (to make it possible to put President Bush and his administration on trial for war crimes). Our son lives in NYC and these actions are putting him and every other New Yorker in harms way. New Yorkers and the 9/11 victims' families cannot be happy about this and I hope they fight it tooth and nail.

The Malcontent said...

You forgot to add in the cost of anyone who testifies against the terrorists. These people will need to be put in the witness protection program because they will become targets.

Relax New Yorkers. Yes, your city will once again be a ground zero target for all the terrorists in the world when five of their own are tried in civil courts for perpetrating the 9/11 evil... WHY? Because that a-hole Eric Holder told us so. But as a New Yorker myself, I know better.
I got a better idea. Impeach Obama, and hold that hearing in NYC.

MK said...

"Is anyone in D.C. listening..."

Only when it's them blinded and raped will they suddenly wake up and demand that someone, somewhere do something.