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October 27, 2010

Naturalized Pakistani Arrested For Plan To Blow Up DC Metro Stations; NPR Takes Opportunity To Re-Fire Juan Williams

Those damn Tea Partiers.

You know what this reminds me of? 1930s Germany.

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.

The man, Farooque Ahmed, 34, of Ashburn, Va., is believed to have conceived of the plot and planned to carry it out on his own, and it is not known how far he proceeded in his preparations.

Oh, and he's a self-starting Jihadi:

Unlike other U.S. citizens implicated in recent terrorism plots, Ahmed does not appear to have received overseas training from al-Qaeda or any of its affiliates, the sources said.

Yup. Nothing to fear at all from people identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims.


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