Bomber’s Father Alerted Police in 2014 That His Son Is A Terrorist

by MARC SANTORA, ADAM GOLDMAN, RUKMINI CALLIMACHI and NATE SCHWEBER | New York Times  |  published on September 20, 2016

Two years before the bombings that Ahmad Khan Rahami is suspected of carrying out in New York and New Jersey, his father told the police that his son was a terrorist, prompting a review by federal agents, according to two law enforcement officials.

The father, Mohammad Rahami, in a brief interview on Tuesday, said that at the time he told agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his concern, his son had just had a fight with another of his sons and stabbed the man, leading to a criminal investigation.

“Two years ago I go to the F.B.I. because my son was doing really bad, O.K.?” he said. “But they check almost two months, they say, ‘He’s O.K., he’s clean, he’s not a terrorist.’ I say O.K.”

He added: “Now they say he is a terrorist. I say O.K.”

It is not clear if officers ever interviewed Ahmad Rahami, but as investigators turn their focus to what might have motivated, inspired or led him to plant bombs in Chelsea in Manhattan and on the Jersey Shore, new clues are emerging indicating that he may have been increasingly receptive to extremist ideology.

  • Ken says

    Report a terrorist? That sure WAS NOT Politically Correct

  • Rock

    Comey and Lynch had the FBI busy hiding Hillary’s sh!t… To busy catering to another Clinton to do their sworn jobs.

  • mjmaf

    Obama has been instructing the FBI NOT to do their job! What else could it be? Muslim infiltration into all levels of government and society. Hitlery Clinton, admittedly, by the Federal Bureau of Indifference – declared lawbreaking, wrongdoing, spilling – out into public – Gravely Damaging, National Secrets that would INVALIDATE ANY OTHER PERSON’S RUN FOR THE WHITE HOUSE due to being a Muslim-Loving, American-Hating Traitor! Yet THEY GIVE HER A FREE PASS – THEREBY BREAKING THOSE SAME LAWS THEMSELVES! apparently they have no conscience, nor patriotism and should have never been considered for those agent positions, let alone Director!

  • Aurora Taylor

    Most of what the FBI is doing is covering up for all the misdeeds from the Obama administration and Hillary! They look the other way just as instructed by their Boss! Just goes to show what corruption does, and the sad thing is that the only ones who suffer are the poor US citizens!

  • CharlieSeattle

    The FBI are not watching the terrorists for our benefit, to protect us.

    The FBI are managing the terrorists in order to stage “FALSE FLAG” attacks designed to promote Obama’s treasonous agenda.

    More “Fast & Furious” American style to come.

  • po’ed in az

    So someone tell me again how all that NSA spying on U.S. Citizens is helping us? After all, they claim they are defeating threats daily, yet this one was handed to them on a platter and they mucked it up!!

  • Trish P

    What an outrage! There was another father who had alerted the FBI about his son and nothing was done–this other son, too, became a terrorist. And the Russians warned us about the Boston Marathon bomber terrorist. Again nothing was done. Incompetence from the top down! No vetting of one of the San Bernadino terrorists who immigrated from Pakistan. Not even checking her Facebook page (that was full of red flags).

    • goldie

      This is not incompetence – this is a plan. We all know who is responsible for the murders in the USA, and yet they are bringing them into the country by droves. We need to pray and change our lives and maybe God will resolve this. The USA has much blood on her hands with abortion – if those American children were alive now, I wonder if the government would have gotten away with half of what they have done. There would be millions more American voters to help save our country from destruction.

      • Trish P

        I’m praying to God about this every night. I know that all of this is this administration’s plan. That Obama had his people scrub references to Islamist terrorists and info about potential ones on the FBI watchlist, info that could have prevented the San Bernadino massacre. Evil reins.

  • Howard A. Forschler

    I am beginning to wonder about the F B I after the Clinton deal.They had enough evidence to indict the Pope and they blew it . Its beginning to smell.

  • delbert chaudoin

    There is no such thing as “Extremist” leanings. There is Muslim and non Muslim. Read the Koran. HELL, if they still had the death penalty for back-sliding, Christians would be doing the same shit. Don’t believe me??? Read the Bible.

  • bob

    Another example of INCOMPETENCY with Mr. Comey as Director of the FBI.
    They had the San Bernardino shooter questions I believe 2 or 3 times, had him on their radar, had the latest guy, Rahami in for questioning, AFTER his father reported him to them as being dangerous, investigated Hillary for a year, & laid out ALL the lies & possible regulations she DIDN’T follow as far as keeping sensitive & classified material from being hacked, destroying subpoenaed material & a shit load of other things his investigation found, but then said “I don’t see any criminal intent because we couldn’t prove she “willingly ” did it.
    You HIDE something because it’s your “INTENT ” NOT to have anyone else find out about it.
    Comey was the Deputy Special Council on the Whitewater investigation, in which several people went to jail, but NO criminal prosecution recommended for the Clintons.
    He again oversaw the investigation of Bill Clintons pardon of Marc Rich ( who was trading illegally with America’s enemies including Iran.) Bill pardoned him,
    after his wife made a $450,000 donation to the Clinton Library. Comey’s Marc Rich pardon investigation recommended NO charges against the Clintons.

    This guy is as INCOMPETENT & bought & paid for just like Lois Lerner & the IRS investigation was a SHAM.
    I don’t think there’s one Dept. in this administration that’s not corrupt, & has someone who is competent running it

  • Douglas Miraldi

    that is very true lindy, obama is an asshole

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  • PJ

    I agree with most of the comments but want to add to the discussion. The guise of “Political Correctness” is making our police and intelligent agencies “sterile”. We are figuratively handcuffing our law enforcement and intelligence people which makes it almost impossible to handcuff (literally) the criminals.

    Racial Profiling? Would someone please explain the problem with that when utilized correctly (and that is the problem with racial profiling)? If someone speaking Arabic in an airport or such (subway, train, bus, etc.) is singled out and questioned, perhaps there is a reason for that? Yup, there is. Many of you (especially liberals) would disagree with me, but isn’t it better to question a few potential “problems” as opposed to not questioning anyone and let the “chips” fall where they will? Those “chips” could be bombs, hand weapons (knives, guns), etc.. How many must lose their lives before we ask ourselves “Are we doing enough to keep the public safe?” We must be more pro-active and vigilant, else more innocent lives WILL be lost!!! The radical terrorists have gotten our law enforcement agencies second guessing themselves and that makes it easier for them to destroy us!

    • Bytor

      The PC world is turning everything upside down. You can’t do or saying anything without being called a racist.

  • Allan Scott

    Let’s face it, the FBI is led by incompetent idiots starting with their director.

    • dmttbt

      The FBI found the truth about Hillary but will not prosecute because they want to continue to live along with their families.

      • champion2211

        I have more class that any of them. Don’t get me wrong I love my family but I love my Country also as well as all the Americans that live here also. We all deserve better and for some reason I think it will come down to the people against the government. We will have to take out country back. By force if we have to. Why do you think Obama wants our guns? He wants no opposition. I am sorry Americans but we might need to fight again to save our Country. Now Soros has pledged a half billion$$$$$ to let in a lot more Syrians. He has no rights in America as he isn’t an American, He is just a sorry Ass Atheist. We need to stop him and his money.

    • Trish P

      And their director’s boss!

  • Denise

    The Obama regime is still trying to figure out what the Fort Hood shooter’s motives were.

  • Pete

    The boss sets the tone and establishes the limits of what the FBI (or any other federal department or bureau for that mater) can and can’t do. Decisions by the Dept of Defense to destroy data on Muslim Jihadists that had been gathered after 9-11-2001 was not made without the approval of the White House. The FBI is limited by the AG office as to how things are handled. That is why it is absolutely necessary to remove Lynch & her Boss come January 2017.

    • jsa


    • champion2211

      How about now? Just like the saying goes, “there is no time like the present”

  • Denise

    Obama probably had the information scrubbed.

  • George

    The police and FBI reminds me of the Keystone Cops

  • Dan Danser

    The FBI and other federal law enforcement Won’t listen to another agencies opinions or advice. If they didn’t discover it they don’t believe it. They are too smug and self centered to listen to any other agency much less,of all “ignorant” citizen..

    • goldie

      Talk about re-inventing the wheel… When will we learn that learning from history is much cheaper and less painful than repeating it?


    He alerted Bloomberg and Hillary.

  • Lindy

    In my opinion the FBI has not been doing there job. Much of the responsibility falls on Obama, Loretta Lynch, and James Comey.

    • jsa


    • dmttbt

      I agree with you however the democrats want to blame the republicans and the republicans want to blame the democrats. I blame all of them. We hired them to do our business in Washington and now we have the largest deficit in history plus all the money we have borrowed from other countries plus all the illegal money the govt has printed. Trump has the right idea, they are all fired.

      • champion2211

        The main thing is Vote Trump.;

    • Mike Tanco

      Lindy you have hit the nails on their heads. First blame goes to our Muslim President and then moves down to others. This country has to stop being OVERLY PC. IF WE DON’T STOP MANY OTHERS WILL BE MURDERED BY MUSLIM RADICALS. DO WE HURT SOME FEELINGS OR DO WE SAVE LIVES? THE TRUTH FROM OUR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS WOULD BE NICE FOR A “CHANGE”.

      • bob

        This administration has NO TRUTH, just blame, spinning a story & LIES.

        • Retired

          The Clintons have proven that they will be no better.

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    • Marilynn Reeves

      You are 100% right. A father is not going to turn their son in just for the fun of it so for the public’s safety listen to the man. Since he wants to be a terrorist air drop his ass over Syria.

    • Ken says

      Don’t forget our future SCJOTUS Eric Holder.

    • champion2211

      It is hard to get anything done when they all are crooks. They do what the boss Obama says to do. He is ultimately the real terrorist in charge. Who do you think put these QA holes in these jobs? O B A M A. They are scared that they will loose their cushy jobs of not doing anything.

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