Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Shahzad Faisal Facebook Page - Is the Terrorism Suspect a Fan of FarmVille Cows?

Is Shahzad Faisal, the man arrested in connection with the Saturday night Times Square bombing, a fan of FarmVille Cows? Faisal was arrested late Monday night at JFK Airport, where he was trying to take a flight to Dubai, and a Web search of the name "Shahzad Faisal" includes a Facebook page of a man with that name.

So is this the Shahzad Faisal? According to one news report, the Shahzad Faisal with the Facebook page is in Shelton, Connecticut, and the man arrested Monday night is said to be a resident of the state.

If it's the same Shahzad Faisal, then the terrorism suspect has 115 friends; likes the mayor of Karachi, Pakistan and a restaurant in that city called One on One; and also enjoys playing FarmVille. In fact, one of his 14 "likes" is FarmVille Cows.

The Shahzad Faisal with a Facebook page has a profile picture showing a man (presumably him) standing across the street from a Macy's store. A street sign is near him, but it's hard to read what the names are or where the photo was taken. They could be New York City street signs, and if the Macy's in the photo is the flagship store in Herald Square, that's only a dozen blocks away from the place where the arrested suspect Shahzad Faisal allegedly parked the Nissan SUV he is thought to have bought a few weeks ago.

That SUV was filled with propane gas tanks, gasoline, fertilizer, firecrackers, and a couple of alarm clocks that definitely do not look high tech (one looks like something from a child's bedroom).

NOTE: Some news reports are referring to the arrested bombing suspect as Faisal Shahzad, while other recent reports continue to show his name as Shahzad Faisal.

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