A Virginia (Muslim) man was arrested Wednesday and charged with trying to help people he believed were al-Qaida operatives planning to bomb Metro stations around the nation's capital, the FBI said.The Islamofascist terror deniers at NPR, as well as Whoopi Goldberg, and Joy "Saggy Butt" Behar were unavailable for comment. MSNBC host Contessa Brewer is probably sad the person arrested turned out to be a Muslim.
The targeted sites included the Crystal City, Pentagon, Arlington Cemetery and Courthouse Metro stations, along with at least one other.
The FBI said the public was never in danger because its agents were aware of the man's activities before the alleged planning took place and monitored him throughout. Metro also said riders were never in danger during the investigation.
Farooque Ahmed, 34, a naturalized citizen born in Pakistan, had been indicted under seal Tuesday in Alexandria, Va., and the indictment was released Wednesday. He was charged with attempting to provide material support to a designated terrorist organization, collecting information to assist in planning a terrorist attack on a transit facility, and attempting to provide material support to carry out multiple bombings to cause mass casualties at Washington-area Metro stations. Ahmed lives in Ashburn, Va., outside Washington.
Federal investigators said that, starting in April, Ahmed met several times with people he believed were al-Qaida operatives. During one of those meetings, investigators said, he agreed to watch and photograph a hotel in Washington and a Metro station in Arlington, Va. He also was accused of participating in surveillance, recording video of a Metro station in Arlington on four different occasions and agreeing to get security information about two stations.
Investigators said in a Sept. 28 meeting he gave diagrams of Arlington Metro stations to a person he thought was part of al-Qaida and gave suggestions about where to put explosives on trains to kill the most people in simultaneous attacks planned for 2011.
Investigators also said while in a Herndon, Va. hotel room on or about Sept. 28, Ahmed handed a USB drive containing images of two Metrorail stations in Arlington to an individual whom he believed to be affiliated with al-Qaida.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
White Southern Baptist Muslim Man Arrested In Terror Plot Against DC Metro
For those in denial, the threat is still out there (WTOP).