A YouTube video claiming credit for a “successful” bombing in Times Square was uploaded just hours after the failed attempt, to a web site created the day before.
The video was uploaded in Connecticut, where Faisal Shahzad, arrested last night at JFK International, calls home.
Like seemingly every modern-day terrorist, Shahzad has a Facebook page (I won’t link to it, but it is easy enough to find), and seems to be plugged into social media broadly. This purported image of Shahzad comes from the social networking site orkut.com, which is popular in countries like Brazil, India, and Pakistan.
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