NYC Bomb Plot: Is There a 'South Park' Link?
While "no connection has been established," authorities have not ruled out a link between Saturday's failed Times Square bombing and a New York Islamic group that threatened the creators of 'South Park' over the Prophet Muhammad's bear-suited appearance in the episode titled '200.'
New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Sunday that detectives are looking into whether the botched car bombing may be linked to a warning issued last month by a radical Islamic group based in Queens.
Younus Abdullah Muhammed, who runs the website RevolutionMuslim.com, told the New York Daily News he was not involved in the failed terror attack. "It had nothing to do with the 'South Park' controversy. It was not an attack targeting Viacom," Muhammad told the newspaper.
Attorney General Eric Holder told reporters on Monday that it's too early in the investigation to say whether the bomb plot was of foreign or domestic origin and even whether the incident can be classified as a terrorist attack. Whoever is responsible for the act "intended to spread terror across New York," he said.