In what sounds like a replay of what happened in Chicago when a terrorist attempted to blow up the Chicago bar, yet another young terrorist captured, in a similar crime, this time in New York.
Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, 21, was arrested after he parked the van filled with what he thought was 1,000 pounds of explosives outside of a building in lower Manhattan.
Nafis’ intended target was the Federal Reserve Bank in the financial District of New York.
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Fortunately the authorities were on to him, and after he tried to detonate the bomb with a cell phone, he was arrested.
Official stress there was never any danger to the public since he was the target of a law enforcement sting.
It’s frightening to see the amount of young foreign nationals that have such a hatred of America. You have to wonder where their parents are and, even worse, if their parents are involved, although his parents said they had no idea what their son was up to.
The Bangladesh national terrorist, also allegedly threatened to kill a “high-ranking government official”.
According to ABC News, that official was President Obama.
The terrorist made his connections via the Internet. This has been a popular means, in recent years, for terrorists to connect with sympathizers.
Fortunately the police and other authorities continue to monitor the internet, in the never ending battle, to capture terrorists.
There are some who are against increased monitoring, as evidenced by the case in New York at Yale University. Police were monitoring Muslim groups which included daily tracking of student websites and blogs, monitoring who was speaking to the groups, and even sending an undercover officer on a rafting trip with students from the City College of New York.
With the threat of terrorism ever present, these efforts to protect us should be applauded to sniff out the terrorists who, often enroll in our Universities, in an effort to immerse themselves in our society.
Nafis was arraigned Wednesday morning in federal court and held without bail