October 17, 2012

Another Online Jihadi
Another Attempted Bombing

Fortunately for us most online Jihadis are few cards short of a full deck.

A Middle Eastern man tried to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank in Lower Manhattan this morning, law-enforcement sources told the Post.

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The terrorist parked a van filled with what he thought were explosives outside of the Liberty Street building, sources said, then tried to set them off using a cell phone detonator.

The suspect, who was not immediately identified, was provided the explosives from an undercover FBI agent that he met on the Internet and believed to be an accomplice, the sources said.

The suspect raised red flags after posting about Jihad online, they said.

The agent made contact with the jihadist about three months ago. The suspect told him that he wanted to blow up the bank, the sources said.

It will be interesting to see who this actually was.

Update by SH: Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis is the perps name

Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis , 21, was arrested this morning in downtown Manhattan after he allegedly attempted to detonate what he believed to be a 1,000-pound bomb at the New York Federal Reserve Bank on Liberty Street in lower Manhattan's financial district[...]

According to the criminal complaint filed today in the Eastern District of New York, defendant Nafis, a Bangladeshi national, traveled to the United States in January 2012 for the purpose of conducting a terrorist attack on U.S. soil.

Nafis, who reported having overseas connections to al-Qaeda, attempted to recruit individuals to form a terrorist cell inside the United States. Nafis also actively sought out al-Qaeda contacts within the United States to assist him in carrying out an attack. Unbeknownst to Nafis, one of the individuals he attempted to recruit was actually a source for the FBI.

Update by Howie: The image is of one Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis from Google +

Also I see a Yfrog account here linked to this twitter feed. Which then links to a dead Facebook account.

I mean how many Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis can there be?

The complaint is here(pdf). Of interest to Jawa Report readers is the fact that he was an avid fan of Samir Khan's Inspire magazine. Also that the main channel of communication he used was Facebook.

From the complaint.

During that meeting, which was consensually recorded, NAFIS
told the UC, in sum and substance, that he wished to launch a terrorist
attack against the United States. NAFIS further told the UC, in sum
and substance, that he was collaborating with two other individuals
-- “Yaqueen” (the CO-CONSPIRATOR) and the CHS -- and that those
individuals also wanted to participate in the attack. NAFIS stated,
“We are ready for action.” NAFIS then said, in sum and substance,
that he, “Yaqueen” and the CHS “don’t care anything about our work.
We just want to meet our lord as soon as we can.” NAFIS continued:
What I really mean, is that I don’t want
something that’s like, small. I just want
something big. Something very big. Very very
very very big, that will shake the whole
country, that will make America, not one step
ahead, change of policy, and make one step
ahead, for the Muslims . . . that will make us
one step closer to run the whole
world . . . .
Update by SH: The perp sure has a interesting interesting Facebook friend

By Howie at 02:38 PM | Comments |