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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Massachusetts Muslim Plotted to Blow Up Pentagon and U.S. Capitol With Model Planes Loaded with C4, Rezwan Ferdaus Wanted To Kill The "Enemies of Allah."


A 26-year-old Massachusetts Muslim was arrested Wednesday and accused of plotting to blow up the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol using large remote-controlled aircraft laden with explosives, as well as attempting to assist Al Qaeda in attacking U.S. troops overseas.

Rezwan Ferdaus, his photo above, of Ashland, Mass., was arrested Wednesday in Framingham after undercover FBI agents delivered weapons Ferdaus allegedly sought for the alleged plan. The stash included what he thought was 25 pounds of C-4 explosives, as well as three grenades and six fully-automatic AK-47 assault, a press release from the Department of Justice reads. 

Ferdaus was arrested after he took the the materials and locked them in his storage unit, according to an affadavit that says the storage unit was rented under a false name in June.

In recorded conversations, Ferdaus said he planned to attack the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol using aircraft similar to “small drone airplanes” that were guided by GPS equipment, the affidavit said. The plan called for three remote-controlled aircraft to carry out the attacks, along with six other gunmen divided into two teams, with Ferdaus coordinating the operation.

In May, Ferdaus traveled from Boston to Washington, D.C., to take photos of the Pentagon and Capitol for surveillance. He planned to launch the C4-filled aircraft from sites at the East Potomac Park, authorities allege, and an F-86 Sabre remote-controlled aircraft was delivered to Ferdaus’ storage facility in August, MORE FROM THIS SOURCE..

Neighbors not completely surprised by Rezwan Ferdaus charges. FBI and ATF agents spent hours searching Ferdaus’ Ashland, Mass. home where he lived with his parents and brother.

Neighbors could only stare and watch in disbelief.  “I’m just shocked,” said Trish Herzog. “This is a nice suburban neighborhood in metro west. We don’t have crime like that here.”

Federal prosecutors say Ferdaus was planning on attacking the U.S. Capitol and the Pentagon. They say, in May, Ferdaus took a trip to Washington D.C. and took surveillance photos of his targets. Prosecutors say in recorded conversations, Ferdaus detailed his plan to fly small remote-controlled airplanes filled with explosives into the buildings.

Brenda Macmillan lives across the street from Ferdaus and wasn’t completely surprised by the news. “He would float up and down the street always with his head down and never really socialize with anyone,” she said. “He kept to himself.”

Bill Warner Sarasota Private Investigator, SEX, CRIME, CHEATERS & TERRORISM at www.wbipi.com