26 Year Old Massachusetts Man, Rezwan Ferdaus Arrested for Terror Plot to Blow Up Capitol & Pentagon
A 26 year old Massachusetts nan, Rezwan Ferdaus, was arrested by the FBI in a terror plot to fly remote control airplanes loaded with C-4 into the Capitol and Pentagon. Ferdaus thought he was working with members of al Qaeda to obtain explosives; however, they were actually undercover FBI agents. Was Feradaus from Yemen, Saudi Arabia or Pakistan … nope, he was a US citizen and a home grown terrorist. Ferdaus was financially well off and educated at Northeastern University with a graduate with a degree in physics. He began planning to commit violent “jihad” against the US in early 2010.
Ferdaus allegedly gave the undercover FBI agents a detailed set of attack plans “with step-by-step instructions as to how he planned to attack the Pentagon and Capitol,” according to the Department of Justice.
The plans focused on the use of three small remote-controlled drone-like aircraft loaded with C-4 plastic explosives, which he planned to fly into the Capitol and the Pentagon using GPS equipment, according to the DOJ.
Loks like some one has been busy, busy , busy to inflict terrorism upon the USA.
For the past five months, Ferdaus has allegedly been stockpiling the equipment he needed for his proposed attack, including a remote-controlled aircraft, 25 pounds of fake C-4 explosives, six automatic AK-47 assault rifles and three grenades, according to the DOJ. He allegedly kept all of it in a storage facility in Massachusetts, where he was arrested.
Ferdaus was also charged with attempting to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization — al Qaeda — in order to carry out attacks on U.S. soldiers stationed overseas, federal authorities said.
Ferdaus allegedly modified eight cellphones to act as detonation devices for improvised explosive devices, and gave them to the FBI agents to be used against American soldiers in Iraq.
Much, much more at the Jawa Report.