Wednesday, October 27, 2010
A naturalized US citizen from Pakistan was arrested today over a plot to carry out a series of terrorist bombings at stations in the Washington Metro system.
Farooque Ahmed, 34, conspired with people he believed to be al-Qaeda operatives to attack the stations at Arlington National Cemetery, Pentagon City, Crystal City and Court House.
Ahmed came to the attention of the feds because he was trying to obtain certain suspicious materials. The feds set up a sting operation and met with Ahmed in various locations where he agreed to conduct video surveillance of the stations, suggested the best times to launch an attack and the best places to put explosives to maximize casualties.
There have been a slew of cases lately involving Muslim naturalized citizens who have been implicated terrorism plots, including th eFt. Hood shooter Major Nidal Hasan, Faisal Shahzad, the Pakistani-born Times Square bomber, Hosam Smadi, from Jordan, whowas involved in a plot to plant a truck bomb to blow up a Dallas skyscraper, and Michael Finton, who was arrested on similar charges involving an attempt to blow up the Paul Findley Federal Building and Courthouse in Springfield, Illinois.
Unlike some of the others, Ahmed never went overseas for training, although it appears he had such a trip in the planning stages.
I'm certain that when you look at what motivated Farooque Ahmed's decision to kill his fellow Americans, you will find a Saudi-funded wahabi mosque and a radical Muslim Brotherhood oriented imam..just like almost all the other cases of home grown jihad.