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Feds investigate plot to attack Metro (DC)
The Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, October 27, 2010; 1:47 PM | Peter Finn and Greg Mille

Posted on 10/27/2010 11:13:58 AM PDT by TSgt

Federal law enforcement authorities are investigating a nascent plot to carry out a series of terrorist bombings at stations in the Washington Metro system, according to intelligence and law enforcement sources.

The investigation is focused on a naturalized U.S. citizen, originally from Pakistan, who became the target of an undercover sting operation, the sources said. An administration official said the man drew the attention of law enforcement officials by seeking to obtain unspecified materials. The planned attack was not imminent, the sources said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the matter remains under investigation.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Virginia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: ahmed; dcmetro; farooque; farooqueahmed; illegalalien; islam; jihadinamerica; metro; muslim; pakistan; religionofpeace
They're here...
1 posted on 10/27/2010 11:14:00 AM PDT by TSgt
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To: TSgt
The investigation is focused on a naturalized U.S. citizen, originally from Pakistan,

Sounds like he lied when he took the loyalty oath just as the Times Square bomber had done.

2 posted on 10/27/2010 11:16:06 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: a fool in paradise

Best commnet:

I hope NPR won’t fire me as a listener, but I when I get on Metro, I get nervous around certain people.


3 posted on 10/27/2010 11:17:37 AM PDT by NOVACPA
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To: a fool in paradise

How many are actually caught out of those who are planning attacks?

Just like the show, “To Catch a Predator.” For many of them, it wasn’t their first time and they were successful in the past.

Scary thought...


4 posted on 10/27/2010 11:18:27 AM PDT by TSgt (Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho - 44th and current President of the United States)
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To: TSgt

It would be sooooo much easier to kick the whole bunch of them out of this country. (the crowd that wakes up in the morning and says “how many Jews can I kill today?”)


5 posted on 10/27/2010 11:18:45 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Annoying liberals is my goal. I will not be silenced.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Since 2009, more than 6o U.S. citizens have been charged or convicted in terrorism cases, according to federal officials.
6 posted on 10/27/2010 11:19:13 AM PDT by TSgt (Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho - 44th and current President of the United States)
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To: TSgt

Upon hearing the guy was from Pakistan, not a white Christian Tea Party man who watches Glenn Beck’s show, the MSM threw stuff and cussed. Then it will bury the story where no one will hear it or see it.

I lived in Fairfax County for 14 years and took the Metro almost all of the time to school, then to work. I always worried about terrorist attacks, especially after the train station bombing in Madrid.


7 posted on 10/27/2010 11:20:45 AM PDT by lazypadawan
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To: TSgt

Upon hearing the guy was from Pakistan, not a white Christian Tea Party man who watches Glenn Beck’s show, the MSM threw stuff and cussed. Then it will bury the story where no one will hear it or see it.

I lived in Fairfax County for 14 years and took the Metro almost all of the time to school, then to work. I always worried about terrorist attacks, especially after the train station bombing in Madrid.


8 posted on 10/27/2010 11:20:54 AM PDT by lazypadawan
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That’s just in one year.

We know there are domestic terrorists and a fifth column that support them.

We aren’t supposed to discuss this nationally. It’s all “lone nuts”. Who all trained with the same people, learned from the same Imam abroad, and swear to the same goals.


9 posted on 10/27/2010 11:22:46 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: TSgt

I’m sorry, but the story only says that the feds are “investigating a plot” that is “not imminent.”

They are probably HUNDREDS or THOUSANDS of non-imminent plots currently being investigated by the Justice Department.

So why is the Washington Post doing this particular story days before the election? And who in the Justice Department leaked the details?

I smell a rat.


10 posted on 10/27/2010 11:27:27 AM PDT by earlJam
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To: lazypadawan
Upon hearing the guy was from Pakistan, not a white Christian Tea Party man who watches Glenn Beck’s show, the MSM threw stuff and cussed. Then it will bury the story where no one will hear it or see it.

The article is from the Washington Post. It is about as MSM as one get.

11 posted on 10/27/2010 11:29:32 AM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: earlJam

Which begs the question....

IF we focsued our efforts on those where we suspected 18-35 year old Muslim males, we’d save a lot of money and time.


12 posted on 10/27/2010 11:39:42 AM PDT by NOVACPA
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To: a fool in paradise

A couple of years after 9/11, there was a young man arrested in Signal Hill, CA (near Long Beach) after a traffic stop, a Muslim as I recall, with about 60 different ID’s from various states. I never heard anything more about it after the first news article. Not a word.
I can’t remember any more details now to attempt a search.


13 posted on 10/27/2010 11:44:41 AM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: TSgt

We need to start using Chinese tactics on this filth.


14 posted on 10/27/2010 12:57:07 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: TSgt

Honolulu, Hawaii 10/27/2010

Abdel Hameed Shehadeh, 21 Honolulu,Hi

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39863120/ns/local_news-honolulu_hi/

HONOLULU — KITV.com
more see below
A man accused of trying to join the Taliban by enlisting in the U.S. military remained in custody at the Federal Detention Center in Honolulu Tuesday night. Abdel Hameed Shehadeh, 21, was born and raised in New York, but lived in Hawaii for the last year and a half. FBI agents arrested him outside the federal building in Honolulu on Friday.
Hawaii Man Held On Terrorism Charges He Lived On Maui, Oahu Before His Arrest Friday By Keoki Kerr KITV4 News


15 posted on 10/27/2010 2:27:36 PM PDT by malia
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

We have coddled and bent over backwards to accommodate these people since 911 and the result: They’ve gotten 1000% more dangerous and nutty.

I think that we need to come to terms with the fact that the Muslim and Western worlds need a profound drawing apart, not any additional coming together. We need to ask ourselves what course of action will result in the least bloodshed, least suffering, least number of hydrogen bombs tossed back and forth. Whatever policy will result in that goal should be perused with decisiveness....


16 posted on 10/27/2010 3:11:11 PM PDT by Mad_as_heck (The MSM - America's (domestic) public enemy #1.)
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To: lazypadawan

“Then it will bury the story where no one will hear it or see it.”

Uhhhh, it’s on the Internet and probably in the hard copy newspaper as well. That’s not exactly buried.


17 posted on 10/27/2010 3:12:07 PM PDT by AirForceVet1988
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To: TSgt; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


18 posted on 10/28/2010 12:48:47 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Muslims are not the problem, the rest of the world is! /s)
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NOTE The following text is a quote:

washingtondc.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel11/wfo041111.htm

Virginia Man Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison for Plotting Attacks on D.C.-Area Metro Stations with People He Believed to Be al Qaeda Members

WASHINGTON—Farooque Ahmed, 35, of Ashburn, Va., was sentenced today to 23 years in prison, followed by 50 years of supervised release, after pleading guilty to charges stemming from his attempts to assist others whom he believed to be members of al Qaeda in planning bombings at Metrorail stations in the Washington, D.C., area.

Neil H. MacBride, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Todd Hinnen, Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security; and James W. McJunkin, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, made the announcement after Ahmed entered his guilty plea and was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Bruce Lee.

Ahmed, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Pakistan, pleaded guilty to the charges of attempting to provide material support to a designated terrorist organization and collecting information to assist in planning a terrorist attack on a transit facility. In a plea agreement, the defense and government jointly recommended a prison sentence of 23 years in prison. Following the acceptance of the guilty plea, Judge Lee immediately sentenced Ahmed to the agreed-upon term of imprisonment and imposed a 50-year term of supervised release.

In announcing the plea, officials emphasized that at no time was the public in danger during this investigation and that the FBI was aware of Ahmed’s activities from before the alleged attempt began and closely monitored his activities until his arrest.

“Mr. Ahmed today admitted he was determined to kill as many people as possible through multiple bombings at the heart of our nation’s capital,” said U.S. Attorney Neil H. MacBride. “It’s chilling that a man from Ashburn could admit to planning these acts of terrorism, and a 23-year sentence is a just punishment. We are grateful for the outstanding work of the FBI in detecting and disrupting this plot.”

“From his home in Ashburn, Virginia, believing that he was working for al Qaeda, Farooque Ahmed plotted to carry out the simultaneous bombing of multiple Metro trains in the D.C. area,” said Todd Hinnen, Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security. “Today’s plea provides a powerful example of how law enforcement and intelligence officials working together continue to use the criminal justice system to protect America from attack, obtain intelligence from terrorists, and secure their lawful, long-term detention.”

“This individual followed a twisted, radical ideology outside that of the mainstream Muslim community which led him to break the law. He now faces the consequences of his actions,” said James W. McJunkin, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office. “The FBI remains committed to disrupting possible terrorist plots and individuals who seek to assist terrorist organizations.”

Ahmed was arrested by the FBI on Oct. 27, 2010. According to court records, from April 2010 through Oct. 25, 2010, Ahmed attempted to assist others whom he believed to be members of al Qaeda in planning multiple bombings to cause mass casualties at Metrorail stations. On April 18, 2010, he drove to a hotel in Dulles, Va., and met with a courier he believed to be affiliated with a terrorist organization who provided Ahmed with a document that provided potential locations at which future meetings could be arranged. On or about May 15, 2010, at a hotel in Herndon, Va., Ahmed agreed to watch and photograph another hotel in Washington, D.C., and a Metrorail station in Arlington, Va., to obtain information about their security and busiest periods.

Ahmed participated in surveillance and recorded video images of Metrorail stations in Arlington, Va., on four occasions. On or about July 19, 2010, in a hotel room in Sterling, Va., Ahmed handed a memory stick containing video images of a Metrorail station in Arlington to an individual whom Ahmed believed to be affiliated with al Qaeda. On that same day, Ahmed allegedly agreed to assess the security of two other Metrorail stations in Arlington as locations of terrorist attacks.

On or about Sept. 28, 2010, in a hotel room in Herndon, Ahmed handed a USB drive containing images of two Metrorail stations in Arlington to an individual whom Ahmed believed to be affiliated with al Qaeda. On or about Sept. 28, 2010, he also provided to an individual whom he believed to be affiliated with al Qaeda diagrams that Ahmed drew of three Metrorail stations in Arlington and provided suggestions as to where explosives should be placed on trains in Metrorail stations in Arlington to kill the most people in simultaneous attacks planned for 2011.

This case was investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office Joint Terrorism Task Force, which includes 35 agencies in the Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Assistant U.S. Attorney Gordon Kromberg and Trial Attorneys Joseph Moreno and Paul Casey of the Counterterrorism Section in the Justice Department’s National Security Division are prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.


19 posted on 04/12/2011 3:04:40 AM PDT by Cindy
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ON THE INTERNET:


WashingtonDC.FBI.gov - DOJ Press Release: Washington - "VIRGINIA MAN SENTENCED TO 23 YEARS IN PRISON FOR PLOTTING ATTACKS ON D.C.-AREA METRO STATIONS WITH PEOPLE HE BELIEVED TO BE AL QAEDA MEMBERS" (SNIPPET: "Farooque Ahmed, 35" SNIPPET: "Ahmed, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Pakistan...") (April 11, 2011)
INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - IPT News: "D.C. METRO BOMB PLOTTER PLEADS GUILTY" (April 11, 2011)

Link (pdf)

Link (pdf)


INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - For The Record - The IPT Blog: "D.C. METRO PLOTTER HAD AWLAKI HIZB UT-TAHRIR MATERIALS" (November 9, 2010, 2:22 pm)


INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - IPT News: "ARRESTS SEEN AS PART OF A WIDER PLOT" (October 27, 2010)


JIHAD WATCH.org (AP, October 29, 2010): "'My brothers of the revolution of Islam, I am with you as long as you keep struggling. Trust me, there are many brothers and sisters in America that are ready to speak up. They just need a push.'" (Posted October 30, 2010)

JIHAD WATCH.org: "Accused D.C. Jihadist was a 'quiet, suburban father'" (SNIPPET: Farooque Ahmed, the Pakistani-born Virginia man...") (Note: Photo included.) (October 29, 2010)

INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - IPT News: "ALLEGED DC TERROR PLOTTER HAD AT LEAST ONE ASSOCIATE" (October 28, 2010)

WashingtonDC.FBI.gov - DOJ Press Release: Washington - "VIRGINIA MAN ARRESTED FOR PLOTTING ATTACKS ON D.C.-AREA METRO STATIONS WITH PEOPLE HE BELIEVED TO BE AL QAEDA" (SNIPPET: "FAROOQUE AHMED, 34...") (October 27, 2010)

OSINT.INTERNET-HAGANAH.com: "USA vs FAROOQUE AHMED"

Link (pdf)

NY DAILY NEWS.com: "FBI NABS FORMER STATEN ISLAND MAN CHARGED IN PLOT TO BOMB WASHINGTON D.C. SUBWAY SYSTEM" by Helen Kennedy (SNIPPET: "Farooque Ahmed, 34, a naturalized citizen born in Pakistan..." SNIPPET: "Farooque Ahmed, 34, a computer engineer who lives in suburban Virginia, was accused of making sketches and surveillance videos of the subway stops by the Pentagon, tthe tourist-packed Arlington Cemetery, and a popular nearby mall.") (Updated October 27, 2010, 5:59 pm)
Link

20 posted on 04/12/2011 3:18:32 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: TSgt

Living in the DC area and riding Metro every day, I have to wonder why someone would actually want to bomb the thing. There’s no guarantee that doing so will make the thing worse ...


21 posted on 04/12/2011 3:33:48 AM PDT by tanknetter
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