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New York Bank Bomb Plot Foiled In FBI Sting
A man has been charged with plotting to detonate a fake bomb outside the Federal Reserve building in New York following an elaborate FBI sting.
Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, of Bangladesh, arrived in the country in January with plans to "destroy America".
Before trying to carry out the alleged terror plot, the 21-year-old went to a warehouse to help assemble a 453kg (1,000lb) bomb using inert material, according to the FBI.
Court documents claim he asked an undercover agent to videotape him saying: "We will not stop until we attain victory or martyrdom."
Agents grabbed Nafis, armed with a mobile phone he believed was rigged as a detonator, after he made several attempts to blow up the bomb inside a vehicle parked next to the Federal Reserve, prosecutors said.
The official complaint said Nafis contacted a confidential FBI informant in July telling him he wanted to form a terror cell.
In further conversations, authorities said Nafis proposed several spots for his attack, including the New York Stock Exchange, and that in a written letter taking responsibility for the Federal Reserve job he was about to carry out, he said he wanted to "destroy America".
Authorities insisted the plot never posed an actual risk - but that it demonstrated the value of using sting operations to neutralise young extremists eager to harm Americans.
"Attempting to destroy a landmark building and kill or maim untold numbers of innocent bystanders is about as serious as the imagination can conjure," said Mary Galligan, acting head of the FBI's New York office.
"The defendant faces appropriately severe consequences."
Nafis has appeared in court in Brooklyn to face charges of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to provide material support to al Qaeda.
The bank in New York, just a short walk from the scene of the September 11 terror attacks, is one of the most fortified buildings in the city.
It is home to "the world's largest accumulation of gold", according to the bank's website.
Dozens of governments and central banks store a portion of their gold reserves in high-security vaults deep beneath the building - making it a bigger bullion depository than Fort Knox.
what do you think?
"Nafis is awaiting a federal court hearing today, where he is facing a charge of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction " The sort of WMD that US Airforce dropped all over Iraq and Afghanistan. Sounds like a bit of a patsy facilitated by the FBI . Getting used to these. Just awaiting a US false flag to justify attacking Iran
Are you being serious?! You somehow seem to be on the side of somebody who was willing to kill hundreds of lives...
Or he could be another religous nutter who thought he was on to a good thing. He couldn't even tell the bomb was fake. Some martyr he turned out to be.
Daniel the federal reserve has solicited in the genocide of the middle east.
Too right fish! Watch the herd thumb you down lol. They won't be happy until we invade comedies country and slaughter another million kids. By the way the federal reserve refuse to be audited- yet they control all of our money. You couldn't make it up!
Sounds like he watched too much Die Hard... doesn't he know only Jeremy Irons has the skills to pull off the Federal Reserve? Amateur!
martyrdom or suicide bomber all the same.NEVER EVER see the leaders lead by example and do this ,,no get some stupid idiot to do it for them.remember how many of these martyrs do people know i mean these famous bombers names just roll of your tounge ,,there is ???????????????? ,em ????????? no dont no of 1,this guy will not se the light of day ever again.unless he had tried it in G.B. THEN HE WOULD BE HOME IN 3 YEARS,
you ignoramus lol do you see our political leaders on the front line in Afgahnistan or anywhere else? Nope. They create the wars and stirr up the hatred that you poodles lap up like good little sheep!
haha i can just see his face as he was pressing the button time and time again trying to blow the bomb !!!!!!!!!!!! then the penny dropped :) brilliant i hope he never gets to see day light again.