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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Northeastern University student planned to attack Capitol, Pentagon. Officials say the plots revolved around “jihad” and his desire to carry out the will of Allah but religion had nothing to do with it.

The 26-year-old Massachusetts man, [and Northeastern University graduate with a degree in physics] Rezwan Ferdaus, was arrested as part of an FBI sting operation in which he was made to believe he was working with members of al Qaeda, who were actually undercover agents.

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.

His motive?

According to the DOJ, a focal point of Ferdaus’s plots revolved around “jihad” and his desire to carry out the will of Allah.

The U.S. attorney for the District of Massachusetts, Carmen M. Ortiz, stressed that any underlying religious motives to Ferdaus’s actions should not reflect on the Muslim culture at-large.

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

Of course not.

1 comment:

thisishabitforming said...

Earth calling Carmen Ortiz, hello Carmen, anybody home?
How do these people get their jobs?