Thwarted Fed Bomber Wanted ‘Whole World’ Ruled by Islam
An Islamic terrorist plot to blow up the New York Federal Reserve Bank building has been thwarted. 21-year-old Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, a Bangladeshi man who entered the United States on a student visa in January 2012, was arrested Wednesday morning after he allegedly attempted to remotely detonate a fake 1,000-pound car bomb outside the lower Manhattan building that sits only a few blocks from Ground Zero.
A criminal complaint filed in the Eastern District of New York alleges that Nafis "did knowingly, intentionally and without lawful authority attempt to use a weapon of mass destruction,” and that he "did knowingly and intentionally attempt to provide material support and resources…including communications equipment, explosives and personnel, including himself, to a foreign terrorist organization, to wit: al-Qaeda.”
The complaint further alleges that Nafis had come to America specifically to put together a terrorist cell and carry out an attack. Fortunately, one of the people Nafis attempted to recruit worked for the FBI as a confidential human source (CHS). "On or around July 5, 2012? Nafis contacted the CHA telling the informant that he had come from Bangladesh to wage "jihad.”
Nafis also revealed that he considers all Muslim and Muslim sheikhs in the U.S. to be "Talafi” meaning not true Muslims, that he "admired” Sheikh "O,” whom the CHS assumed was Osama Bin Laden, and that he admired the magazine starting with "I,” which the CHS believed referred to "Inspire,” an "al-Qaeda affiliate-sponsored” publication. Nafis described the United States as "dar al-garb” meaning land of war in Arabic, and also discussed his "martyrdom” in the conversation.
Between July and October, several additional meetings and consensually recorded phone calls took place between Nafis and the CHS, during which plans began taking shape regarding a potential attack in New York’s financial district. Nafis told the informant that he had al-Qaeda contacts abroad and that he intended to return to Bangaladesh for terrorist training.
He also revealed that he was collaborating with two other individuals, one in Bangladesh, and one in the U.S. (a "co-conspirator” who has also been arrested) and that all of them were "ready for action.” In July, the co-conspirator informed the CHS that Nafis also wanted to ”attack and kill a high-ranking government official.”
As the plans unfolded, the CHS told Nafis that he knew someone in al-Qaeda. Nafis agreed to meet with the individual, who was actually an undercover agent (UC), in Central Park. Nafis then made his intentions clear. "What I really mean, is that I don’t want something that’s like, small,” he told the agent. "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 (continue reading...)