FBI Sting Operation Uncovers Plot to Blow Up the Federal Reserve Bank of New York - Nation
Kudos once more to the FBI and others who are doing an effective job at rooting out these lone wolf terrorists who are inspired by Al Qaeda ideology and agitprop.
Federal prosecutors accused a 21-year-old Bangladeshi man Wednesday of conspiring to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, saying that he tried to detonate what he believed was a 1,000-pound bomb in a van he parked outside the building in Lower Manhattan.
But the plot, which began ¬≠after the accused man, Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, came to the United States in January, unfolded under the surveillance of the FBI and the New York Police Department as part of an elaborate sting operation, according to court papers.
Nafis told an FBI informer in July that he had overseas connections to Al Qaeda, accord¬≠ing to a criminal complaint unsealed Wednesday in US District Court in Brooklyn.
Nafis, the complaint said, had been trying to recruit people to form a terrorist cell and sought out Al Qaeda contacts to help carry out an attack. One of those he tried to recruit was the FBI informer, who later introduced him to an FBI under¬≠cover agent, the complaint said.