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Muslim Planned To Bomb Pentagon, Capitol

From those tireless defenders of the faith at the Associated Press:

Feds: Mass. man planned to blow up US buildings

By JAY LINDSAY
September 29, 2011

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man with a degree in physics was charged Wednesday with plotting to blow up the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol using remote-controlled airplanes filled with explosives.

Rezwan Ferdaus [sic], 26, was arrested in Framingham after undercover federal agents delivered materials he had allegedly requested, including grenades, six machine guns and what he believed was 24 pounds of C-4 explosive. Federal officials said the public was never in danger from the explosives, which it said were always under control and closely monitored…

Isn’t it a little peculiar that the AP does not mention Mr. Ferdaus’ religious persuasion in its headline or opening paragraphs? Do they think living in Massachusetts and having a degree in physics explains his motivation for his actions?

Whatever happened to actually trying to report that facts instead of covering them up?

A federal affidavit says Ferdaus, of Ashland, began planning "jihad" against the U.S. in early 2010 after becoming convinced America was evil through jihadi websites and videos. He contacted a federal informant that December and months later, allegedly began meeting to discuss the plot with undercover federal agents he believed were members of al-Qaida.

A U.S. citizen who graduated from Northeastern University with a bachelor’s degree in physics, Ferdaus said he wanted to deal a psychological blow to the "enemies of Allah" by hitting the Pentagon, which he called "head and heart of the snake," according to the affidavit.

"Allah has given us the privilege," he allegedly told the informant. "… He punishes them by our hand. We’re the ones."

You see, he is just a run of the mill US citizen. His religion –  which has yet to be mentioned by name – had nothing to do with any of this.

Ferdaus is accused of planning to use three remote control airplanes measuring from 60 to 80 inches in length. He allegedly planned to pack five pounds of explosives in each plane, while saving some of it to blow up bridges near the Pentagon.

The planes, guided by GPS and capable of speeds greater than 100 mph, would hit the Pentagon and blow the Capitol dome to "smithereens," according to Ferdaus’ plan, detailed in the affidavit. Ferdaus then planned a follow-up attack with six people divided into two teams, all armed with automatic weapons, according to the affidavit.

Ferdaus traveled to Washington in June to do surveillance, the affidavit said, and he drew up a 15-phase attack plan. He also allegedly rented storage space to work on the planes in Framingham, telling the manager he planned to use the space for music.

Asked at one point about possibly killing women and children, Ferdaus allegedly said all unbelievers of Islam were his enemies.

Again, Mr. Ferdaus sounds like a typical American young man.

Prosecutors also accuse Ferdaus of supplying the undercover agents with cellphone devices he said could be used to remotely detonate explosives. When the undercover agents falsely told him the devices had been used to kill three U.S. soldiers in Iraq, he allegedly became visibly excited and said he felt "incredible. … We’re changing the world."

We need to import more Middle Easterners into our country to keep these ‘home grown’ stories going.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, September 29th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Muslim Planned To Bomb Pentagon, Capitol”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    When the undercover agents falsely told him the devices had been used to kill three U.S. soldiers in Iraq, he allegedly became visibly excited and said he felt “incredible. … We’re changing the world.”

    Funny, this used to be the basis for almost all spy/thriller movies and stories in the past, a la James Bond. Nowadays, not so much, eh?

    Just another reminder that the self-loathing children of the 1960’s are complicit with this methodology. Blood must be shed, so long as it’s someone else’s blood. In other words, there are too many idiots.

  2. River0 says:

    This pathetic loser thought his model planes would do some real damage, but he’s a delusional idiot. Model planes can carry only a few pounds of explosive. They would make an impressive sound and could hurt or kill someone, but that’s all. This is no 9/11.

    Single artillery shells – such as those used as IUDs in Iraq – are a hundred times more lethal. A heavy and hard steel casing is necessary to create a devastating explosion, and the shrapnel from the casing is what’s lethal.

  3. BillK says:

    Note even today none of the networks has mentioned the word “Muslim” even once in association with him, just referring to him as “an American who wanted to commit jihad.”

  4. David says:

    Uhm… why did this Muslim paint a play boy bunny logo on the tail? Also I have to say between this story and the one from my neck of the woods when the Muslim young man tried to blow himself up at the Christmas tree lighting in Portland; it seems like the FBI is finally focusing on the human intel counter terrorism efforts.

  5. JohnMG says:

    Framingham Mass? Isn’t this where Uncle Obango was holed up?

    What’s with those people? Is it something in the water, or is it the socialist aura that is so prevalent?


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