Tampa Florida: Muzzy From Kosovo Arrested in Bomb Plot

Another one of those “misunderstanders,” I guess:

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Man charged with Tampa car bomb plot
Kosovar immigrant planned Ybor, South Tampa blasts

A MyFoxTampaBay.com staff report

TAMPA – A chilling terrorist plot ended with the weekend arrest of a 25-year-old immigrant from Kosovo, FBI agents say. Sami Osmakac allegedly told undercover investigators that he wanted to “die the Islamic way” after attacking locations in Ybor City and South Tampa.

According to the FBI, Osmakac is a naturalized U.S. citizen who now lives in Pinellas Park. Agents were tipped off to the possible plot in September.

The five-month investigation culminated with a sting operation on Saturday. Osmakac was arrested after he allegedly took possession of explosives and firearms that had been rendered inoperable by law enforcement.

Among Osmakac’s alleged bomb targets were nightclubs in the Ybor City area of Tampa, the operations center of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in Ybor City, and a business in the South Tampa area.

As part of the second portion of his planned attack, Osmakac allegedly told the undercover FBI employee that, after the car bomb was detonated, he wanted to wear an explosive belt and “get in somewhere where there’s a lot of people” and take hostages.

“Once I have this…they can take me in five million pieces,” he allegedly added, in an apparent reference to a suicide blast.

Osmakac’s family, however, denied the allegations. His father, who owns the Balkan Food Store & Bakery in St. Petersburg, told FOX 13 his son had become more religious recently, but insisted he had no weapons.

He did confirm that federal agents had searched his home over the weekend.

According to the FBI, the plot unfolded through several meetings with undercover sources and agents:

  •  September: FBI agents receive information from a confidential human source indicating that Osmakac had asked for al-Qaeda flags.
  • November: Osmakac and the FBI source discuss and identify potential targets in Tampa. Osmakac allegedly asks the source for help in obtaining firearms and explosives for the attacks.
  •  December 21: Osmakac tells an undercover FBI employee that he wants an AK-47-style machine gun, Uzi submachine guns, high capacity magazines, grenades, and an explosive belt. Allegedly, he later makes a $500 down payment.
  • January 1: Osmakac allegedly outlines his attack. He wants to get a hotel room; park a vehicle with a bomb in it at his target, leave the area, detonate the car bomb, and then retrieve weapons and explosives from the hotel room.

It was during that New Year’s Day meeting when the undercover FBI employee noted that Osmakac could change his mind and back out of the plot. According to investigators, Osmakac immediately shook his head and said, “We all have to die, so why not die the Islamic way?”

Saturday, FBI agents arrested Osmakac after he took possession of the explosive devices and firearms, which had been neutralized without his knowledge.

Investigators also say Osmakac made a video of himself explaining his motives for carrying out the planned attack.  They did not divulge details about the message, but other videos posted online show a man who appears to be Osmakac railing against infidels and even assaulting members of the outspoken Westboro Baptist Church.

Osmakac faces one charge of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. He is due to make his first appearance in federal court at 2 p.m.

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10 Comments on “Tampa Florida: Muzzy From Kosovo Arrested in Bomb Plot”

  1. tgusa Says:

    How did he get here, who let him in and why? These questions are important and we need to find the answers.
    If found guilty, after he serves his time he should have to do his parole working as a gardener for Clinton.

  2. Gonzo Says:

    Clearly compensating for his inability to grow a respectable looking islam beard.

    Immigration reform anyone,… anyone?

  3. Leatherneck Says:

    Another enemy looking like they are filled with hate from worshiping a false moon god.

    I profile the enemy every Marine Corp day.

  4. Big Frank Says:

    No surprise here. IMHO this inbred mutant is just the ‘tip of the iceberg’, there is an entire ‘fifth column’ of ‘holy warriors’ in the US some affiliated with radical Islamist groups, and some brainwashed dimwits acting on their own.

  5. Ronin Says:

    Not smart at all, Ybor has a shooting almost every night, everyone packs there. With the state average of 1 out of 4 legally carrying a firearm and many more doing it on the sly, this is not the place to play terrorist.

    Predictably the local minions are all over the map on this. From the FBI tricked him, to it is an out and out lie, it wasn’t him, he was a good boy. So much for all the help the press keeps claiming the Feds received.

    I think they did help but mostly because he brought un-welcome attention down on our local minion community. Remember we have already had local cases, they want to keep a low profile.

  6. tgusa Says:

    Why am I reminded of this guy.
    Life, imitating art or art, imitating life?

  7. Ronin Says:

    My sources in the local LE community are telling me there were six more of these clowns arrested. Different targets but the same basic plan. The local press is not covering it.

    • Big Frank Says:

      Could it be that the local press and the MSM is loaded with PC lackeys, lapdogs, and apologists of Islam? The MSM always seems to ‘tap dance’ around any issue involving Muslims, they just can’t bear to hurt anyone’s feelings, plus they fear the wrath of CAIR.

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