BOSTON – A 26-year-old Massachusetts man has been arrested and accused of plotting to destroy the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol with large remote-controlled aircraft filled with explosives.
Rezwan Ferdaus of Ashland was arrested Wednesday in Framingham when undercover federal agents delivered materials he'd requested for his alleged plan, including grenades, six machine guns and what Ferdaus believed was C-4 explosive.
Ferdaus, a U.S. citizen and Northeastern University graduate, was scheduled to make an initial appearance in federal court in Worcester on Wednesday afternoon.
A message for comment was left for his attorney, Catherine Byrne.
According to the federal affidavit, Ferdaus began planning "jihad" against the U.S. in early 2010. He allegedly believed he would have a large psychological impact by killing Americans, who he described as "enemies of Allah." (Source)
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Rezwan Ferdaus Arrested for Plotting Jihad . . . in Massachusetts
Only one thing is clear at this point in the investigation: Ferdaus's decision to fight unbelievers had absolutely nothing to do with the Qur'an's clear commands to fight unbelievers (9:29, 9:73, 9:123). After all, as we all know, no Muslim in history has ever taken Muhammad's commands to fight and subjugate non-Muslims seriously. Hence, Ferdaus must have been influenced by violent video games or something.