7,273. 9/20/2008

“…Bryant Neal Vinas, a twenty-something Hispanic-American convert to Islam from Queens, New York, traveled to Pakistan’s tribal areas in the summer of 2008. There he attended al-Qaeda training courses on explosives and handling weapons such as rocket-propelled grenades, lessons that he put to good use when he participated in a rocket attack on an American base in Afghanistan in September [20] 2008. Vinas was captured in Pakistan the same month and was turned over to the FBI. He told his interrogators that he had provided al-Qaeda members details about the Long Island Rail Road, which the terror group had some kind of notional plan to attack.”

 – Peter Bergen, The Longest War, Page 235

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