NYC Times Square Bomb Threat: Revolution Muslim South Park Link?
New York City Times Square Bomb Threat: South Park, RevolutionMuslim.com Connection?
Police say the are investigating whether a bomb in an SUV in New York's Times Square is linked to the Islamist website, revolutionmuslim.com and its warnings to the creators of Comedy Centrals' South Park.
- Times Square Bomb Threat, Suspect
- Times Square SUV Bomb
- Revolutionmuslim South Park Threat
- Times Square SUV Information
New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly told reporters Sunday that while no connection has been established, detectives are looking into whether the botched car bombing may be linked to a warning issued last month by Revolution Muslim -- a radical Islamic group based in Queens -- following last month's 200th episode of Trey Parker and Matt Stone's "South Park," which included a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad disguised in a bear suit.
One reason why a linkage is being made is the bomb was in a Nissan Pathfinder located near the Viacom Building in Times Square. Viacom owns Comedy Central which broadcasts South Park.
Younus Abdullah Muhammed, who runs the Web site RevolutionMuslim.com, said he was in Times Square at the time the car bomb was discovered, but he insisted he was not involved in the botched bombing.
"What do you think, I commanded somebody to blow up a building in the middle of Times Square?" a testy Muhammed told the Daily News.
Police say if the car bomb did go off it would have caused a massive explosion. It is not uncommon for police and investigators to explore all avenues from Islamists, to lone wolf's, to right wing militia figures.
Investigators also said that the explosive device was not sophisticated and could be the work of an amateur.