13 May '11, 3pm

NY bomber suspect worked cosmetics counter: NEW YORK, United States - A man accused of plotting to blow up a Man...

NY bomber suspect worked cosmetics counter: NEW YORK, United States - A man accused of plotting to blow up a Man...

NEW YORK, United States - A man accused of plotting to blow up a Manhattan synagogue had a double life as a cosmetics counter clerk and dapper dresser who insisted his co-conspirators wear sharp suits. New York police Commissioner Raymond Kelly fleshed out the details Friday of the jaunty jihadist who combines "pathological hatred for Jewish people" with a distinctly softer side. Ahmed Ferhani, a 26-year-old Algerian immigrant, formerly worked at swish department store Saks Fifth Avenue selling make-up. And in addition to what law enforcement officials describe as an "aspirational" plan for mass murder in at least one synagogue and possibly at the Empire State Building, Ferhani had quite different aspirations: to be a model and actor. "You see the pictures in court. He's a well-dressed guy," Kelly noted in an interview on CNN. During seven months of interaction with people...

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