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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sting Op Nets Arrest Of Jihadist That Wanted To Blow Up Capitol And Pentagon

By Susan Duclos

His name is Rezwan Ferdaus, he is a 26-year-old Massachusetts man and he wanted to load C-4 onto remote controlled planes to blow up the Pentagon and the Capitol.

Thanks to TPM, the affidavit is embedded below:

Complaint Affidavit

H/T to Hot Air who points to the lowlights from the affidavit:

....Paragraph 12 describes how he got hooked on jihadi propaganda; paragraph 18 notes his desire to attack, if not the Pentagon and the Capitol, at least a subway station or military base; paragraph 27 claims he wanted to train overseas with the jihadi A-team; paragraph 40 flags the fact that he thought killing women and children was okay since they are, after all, kaffir; paragraph 63 chronicles his excitement upon being told (falsely) that cell-phone detonators he had built to trigger IEDs had killed American troops in Iraq; and paragraph 75 asserts that he’d hoped to make 20 or 30 such detonators every single week. (In fact, per paragraph 80, he made a training video on how to build the detonators just eight days ago.)

The Other McCain, notices and highlights what he calls a curious statement made by U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, who said:

“I want the public to understand that Mr. Ferdaus’ conduct, as alleged in the complaint, is not reflective of a particular culture, community or religion.

McCain finds that curious because in the CBS article they report that Ferdaus is a "a self-radicalized jihadist" who doesn't have a problem killing innocent Americans because they are "enemies of Allah."

That sounds pretty "particular" to me too.

More at The Hill, Boston Globe