Tom Usher wrote or added | The fact that the "alert bystander" was a Muslim was brought to my attention by a Facebook user who commented on one of Ali Abunimah's posts: https://www.facebook.com/aliabunimah/posts/119288158100185
I went hunting for stories on it. Wow, they are rare. The MSM certainly isn't spreading the fact so far. http://www.google.com/search?rls=en&q=%22Aliou+Niasse%22+Senagalese+Muslim
"...one fact being ignored in the American media's sensationalist narrative about the failed bombing is that the man who was responsible for police finding the bomb was Muslim. The UK's Times Online reports that Aliou Niasse, a Senagalese Muslim immigrant who works as a photograph vendor on Times Square, was the first to bring the smoking car to the police's attention."