Thursday, October 18, 2012

Arrest In Plot To Blow Up Federal Reserve Bank

Once again, the FBI appears to have aided a would-be terrorist in plotting a terrorist attack, providing fake explosives and then carrying out the fake attack so that charges could be filed. This man is reported to have initially wanted to kill a high-ranking government official, but the FBI encouraged him to attempt a bombing on the Fed building in New York instead.

Source: New York Times

A 21-year-old Bangladeshi man has been charged with conspiring to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The entire plot played out under the surveillance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New York Police Department as part of an elaborate sting operation, according to court papers.

The man,Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, who arrived in the United States in January on a student visa,tried to make contacts and recruit people to form a terrorist cell to help him carry out an attack,according to a criminal complaint in the case. But one of these recruits was an F.B.I. informer, who later introduced him to an undercover F.B.I. agent who helped him with the plot.

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