Man arrested for DC bomb plot set up
...Make that triple threat: Bin Laden issues warning -- to French...
More on the DC bomb plot. What CNN leaves out. FoxNews:
On May 15, in a hotel room in Sterling, Va., Ahmed told one individual that he might be ready to travel overseas to conduct jihad, but only after he completed the Hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia in November, according to the indictment.[snip] In fact, on July 7, he participated in surveillance and recording images of Arlington Cemetery Metrorail station. The next month, he allegedy participated in surveillance of the Courthouse, Pentagon City and Crystal City Metrorail stations outside Washington. During a meeting at a hotel in Herndon, Va., on Sept. 28, he suggested that rolling suitcases be used instead of backpacks, and he said that he wanted to kill as many military personnel as possible, according to the indictment.WaPo reports and ends with this:
Another man, Michael Finton, 29, awaits trial in March on similar charges, after driving an FBI-supplied van that he believed contained a ton of explosives to blow up the Paul Findley Federal Building and Courthouse in Springfield, Ill., also in September 2009.This guy had a job too, and a wife and child.
At a recent Senate hearing, Michael Leiter, head of the National Counterterrorism Center, said the United States was experiencing a "spike in homegrown violent extremist activity," some of it involving individuals who were radicalized over the Internet.
Since 2009, more than 6o U.S. citizens have been charged or convicted in terrorism cases, according to federal officials.
This doesn't fit the template of the left--that these guys are victims. No. They are well-educated terrorist bullies.
...His wife wore a full hijab, and was the organizer of a group in northern Virginia--"Hip Muslim Moms".
More. AP. He says he can't afford a lawyer, but:
Ahmed provided the videos to someone he believed was part of a terrorist organization and said he wanted to donate $10,000 help the overseas fight and collect donations in a way that would not raise red flags.Oh, well, maybe he was counting on other people's money. More from AP:
At the White House, press secretary Robert Gibbs said President Barack Obama was aware of the investigation before Ahmed was arrested. Gibbs also offered assurances that the public was never in danger.How reassuring, Gibbs is on the job.
More. Pix shows a nice federal-style townhouse.
More. Big Peace: DC Subway Bombing Plot Part of a Wider Plan, Andy McCarthy: The Influence of Hamas in American Media
And what about this. NY Post:
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