NEW YORK--Two suspected 'homegrown' terrorists have been arrested for allegedly plotting to attack a New York synagogue.
Officers seized the pair, reported to be Mohammad Mamdouh and Ahmed Serhani, as as they allegedly tried to buy guns and grenades in exchange for drugs.
It is the first terror plot uncovered in Manhattan since Osama Bin Laden was killed almost two weeks ago, and will raise fears in a city already on high alert for reprisals.
One of the men allegedly bragged about his plan to attack a synagogue just moments before anti-terrorism officers swooped.
An anonymous source released their names to Fox News.
Mamdouh, of Moroccan descent and Serhani, of Algerian descent, were arrested late last night. Both are U.S. citizens and already had weapons in their possession, police said.
Serhani, in his 20s, has a criminal record for narcotics, and was allegedly trying to sell drugs to fund the gun deal.
According to a police source, both men are 'homegrown' radicalised Muslims of North African origin, a scenario law enforcement officials warned against in the wake of Bin Laden's death. (Read more.)
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Muslim Jihadists Mohammad Mamdouh and Ahmed Serhani Arrested in Attempt to Blow Up New York Synagogue
Seal Team Six killed Osama bin Laden. When all else fails, blame the Jews.