Explosions in New York, New Jersey and knife attacks in St. Cloud coincide with Muslim holiday

NY Post:
A “deafening’’ explosion rocked Chelsea Saturday night, injuring 29 people, blowing out scores of windows and forcing the evacuation of at least two buildings.

The blast went off in a 4-by-4-by-3-foot construction Dumpster outside the Townhouse Inn of Chelsea at 131 W. 23d St.

Mayor de Blasio called the explosion an “intentional act,’’ but not believed to be connected to terrorism.

But tensions only rose when, three hours after the blast, a second device was found four blocks away — a pressure cooker that an early investigation found was likely also a bomb.

“The bomb squad believes it’s real,” a police source with knowledge of the investigation told The Post of that second device, found at 27th Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues. The cooker was safely removed from the scene by NYPD.

The strength of the W. 23rd St. blast sent the Dumpster flying from the north side of the street to the south sidewalk, and it landed without hitting anyone or anything, police sources told The Post.
The Dumpster was consumed in a red fireball and sent up a cloud of smoke two stories high, said Deborah Griffith, 60, who was dining at a vegetarian restaurant on the block.

“People were running, holding their ears, rubbing their ears,” she said.
The St. Cloud knife attack was conducted by two who asked a victim if he was Muslim.   Earlier in the day, a pipe bomb exploded in New Jersey near where a 5 K run was scheduled for military veterans and another pipe bomb was found in a search of the area.

I am aware of only one religion where some of its followers see religious holidays as an event for attempted mass murder.  But that is too politically inconvenient for liberals like the mayor of New York to acknowledge.

And some liberals in the media are not even willing to conclude that the explosion was caused by a bomb even though a pressure cooker hooked to a cell phone was found not too far from the New York explosion.  ISIL supporters were celebrating the blast.

Here is a link to the NY Times report on the New York event:

2nd Device Is Found Nearby After Explosion in Chelsea

  • The authorities believe a homemade bomb caused the explosion in the Chelsea neighborhood about 8:30 p.m. Saturday. A second explosive device was later found four blocks away.
  • Mayor Bill de Blasio called the explosion “an intentional act” but initially said there was no connection to terrorism.
I don't think de Blasio knows at this point whether or not it was connected to terrorism, but it is way to early to discount that thought and the coincidence surrounding it.

This guy gets it:


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