October 17, 2012, - 4:09 pm
Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis was arrested in New York for trying to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The story is breaking as I write this and a federal criminal complaint has been filed against him. This appears to be another one of the FBI operations in which an Islamic extremist is recruited and set up to participate in a terrorist attack by FBI agents and informants posing as terrorists. While I have no problem arresting people who think they are actually blowing up these buildings (with fake detonators), as I’ve noted before I believe these deliberate FBI entrapment operations are a way for Famous But Incompetent to stay away from actually infiltrating the general Islamic communities (who mostly support terrorism and won’t condemn HAMAS, Hezbollah, etc.), while pretending to keep us safe (when they are not).
Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, 21, was arrested for allegedly attempting to detonate what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in Manhattan, the Department of Justice and a U.S. attorney’s office said in a press release.
He will be charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to provide material support to al-Qaeda, the press release said.
The Bangladeshi national allegedly came to the United States in January to carry out a terror attack on U.S. soil and said he had overseas connections to al-Qaeda. As he attempted to recruiter others to join his cell, he tried to recruit someone who turned out to be an FBI source, the criminal complaint says.
There were a few targets for Nafis, according to the complaint, including “a high-ranking U.S. official and the New York Stock Exchange.” In the end, Nafis settled on the New York Federal Reserve Bank, federal officials said.
“In a written statement intended to claim responsibility for the terrorist bombing of the Federal Reserve Bank on behalf of al-Qaeda, Nafis wrote that he wanted to ‘destroy America’ and that he believed the most efficient way to accomplish this goal was to target America’s economy,” the Justice Department press release said. “In this statement, Nafis also included quotations from ‘our beloved Sheikh Osama bin Laden’ to justify the fact that Nafis expected that the attack would involve the killing of women and children.”
A lot of questions are raised by this, including: why was this guy allowed to come to the U.S. in the first place? Was he discovered by the FBI before or after he was given a visa golden ticket into America?
The difference between Nafis and many of the Muslims on U.S. soil is that he was willing to detonate, while they morally support his activities. And that’s the only difference.
*** UPDATE: Looks like he came here on a student visa. Yup, that’s the ticket.
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