(The Hill) Man arrested in ‘step-by-step’ plot to blow up Capitol, Pentagon

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The FBI arrested and charged a man Wednesday for allegedly plotting to blow up the Capitol and the Pentagon.

The 26-year-old Massachusetts man, 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.

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1. robroy wrote:

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.

September 28, 6:18 pm | [comment link]
2. Ad Orientem wrote:

“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,”

Of course.  This week it’s a Muslim.  Tomorrow it’s just as likely to be an Amish horse drawn buggy bomb. </s>

September 28, 6:40 pm | [comment link]
3. fvanzant wrote:

Why is it that it seems to always be a radical, Surah believing Muslim that perpetrates these acts?  If it doesn’t reflect on their culture, then whose does it reflect on? He sure isn’t a Christian!

September 28, 6:51 pm | [comment link]
4. Br. Michael wrote:

Fortunately, someone, at lower levels, is not following the official crap.

September 28, 9:07 pm | [comment link]
5. Cennydd13 wrote:

Remember this:  For all of Muslim history, the constant goal of Islam…..which means “submit to the will of Allah”......has been the forced conversion and subjugation of the entire world to the religion based on the writings and imagination of one man:  Mohammed, an Arabian general whose aim was to conquer the known world and impose his vision of that world.  The symbols of that religion…..the sword and crescent .....emphasize conquest by a religion based on the worship of an Arabian Moon God.  Islam’s ultimate goal…..even though its so-called moderates tell the world that it is a “peaceful” religion…..will always be the same, and we must forever be on our guard against it.

September 29, 12:41 am | [comment link]
6. St. Nikao wrote:

95-99% of all terrorist groups listed by the US State Department are Islamic
Current List of Designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations

Abu Nidal Organization (ANO)
Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG)
Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade (AAMS)
Al-Shabaab
Ansar al-Islam (AAI)
Asbat al-Ansar
Aum Shinrikyo (AUM)
Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA)
Communist Party of the Philippines/New People’s Army (CPP/NPA)
Continuity Irish Republican Army (CIRA)
Gama’a al-Islamiyya (Islamic Group)
HAMAS (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Harakat ul-Jihad-i-Islami/Bangladesh (HUJI-B)
Harakat ul-Mujahidin (HUM)
Hizballah (Party of God)
Islamic Jihad Union (IJU)
Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU)
Jaish-e-Mohammed (JEM) (Army of Mohammed)
Jemaah Islamiya organization (JI)
Kahane Chai (Kach)
Kata’ib Hizballah (KH)
Kongra-Gel (KGK, formerly Kurdistan Workers’ Party, PKK, KADEK)
Lashkar-e Tayyiba (LT) (Army of the Righteous)
Lashkar i Jhangvi (LJ)
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)
Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG)
Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group (GICM)
Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK)
National Liberation Army (ELN)
Palestine Liberation Front (PLF)
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
PFLP-General Command (PFLP-GC)
al-Qaida in Iraq (AQI)
al-Qa’ida (AQ)
al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)
al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (formerly GSPC)
Real IRA (RIRA)
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)
Revolutionary Organization 17 November (17N)
Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party/Front (DHKP/C)
Revolutionary Struggle (RS)
Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso, SL)
United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC)
Harakat-ul Jihad Islami (HUJI)
Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP)
Jundallah
Army of Islam (AOI)
Indian Mujahideen (IM)

Enough said.

September 29, 8:59 am | [comment link]
7. AnglicanFirst wrote:

Reply to St Nikao (#6.).

And if you rank the terrorist organizations by frequency of occurrence on the list that you provided, you find that the next most frequent type of terrorist organization can be labeled as ‘radical socialist.’

September 29, 5:49 pm | [comment link]
8. robroy wrote:

Not Tea Partiers?

September 29, 8:36 pm | [comment link]
9. montanan wrote:

Be careful here.  Most people who have dealt violence to abortion providers claim to be Christians.  To be clear:  I am completely opposed to abortion; however, shooting abortion providers is wrong.  We have to be careful when we take the acts of lone extremists and cull out their religion as the problem.  (I realize I’ll get hammered on this one.  Oh well.)

September 30, 12:28 am | [comment link]
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