We do not know (yet) if the Chelsea and Seaside Heights attacks are related, but the nature of the attacks are similar and you have to at least assume (initially) there may be a connection. Who did the each of these attacks is not yet known, but one can guess what the motivation might be. I suspect we will find out shortly.
While 29 were hurt in the Chelsea blast, fortunately none are expected to die. It could have been far worst.
That cop who was attacked by a Muslim maniac with a meat cleaver, it never should have happened:
Akram Joudeh, 32, is a Palestinian with a Jordanian passport who lived in his Nissan Altima and has at least three arrests involving knives, sources told The Post.
His latest arrest, on July 27, came after he allegedly parked outside a Brooklyn synagogue with two knives behind the passenger seat.
He allegedly got out of the car and started shouting “Allahu Akbar.”
Brooklyn prosecutors declined to prosecute Joudeh, one source said, despite his record of possessing and menacing with knives — including a
January 2010 bust for allegedly waving a blade and threatening to kill a 24-year-old store employee in Queens.
“The NYPD went back to the DA and said ‘You guys are out of your mind,’ ” the source told The Post.
Joudeh eventually was charged, but the case was dismissed and sealed. A DA spokesperson declined to comment, citing the sealing order.
“The Brooklyn DA completely dropped the ball,” given his history, the police source said.
Lem’s Place: Life During Wartime and Explosion in New York (and New Jersey)
AoSHQ: Clinton News Network blasts Trump for calling it a bomb but DeBlasio confirms it was “intentional” and now CNN acknowledges a “second pressure cooker device” found
Instapundit: DeBlasio WTF–ya think?, Blast in Manhattan, Looks like and IED in Chelsea, Meat Cleaver Madman
RedState: Media Double Standard (and what is wrong with Hillary, she looks ill), Dem. Senator Chris Murphy is bat****crazy, and Call It Terror
Frail looking Hillary attacks Trump for calling it a bomb, after she does the same thing