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Federal authorities have arrested a Syrian refugee who was plotting to attack a Pittsburgh church, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday.
Mustafa Mousab Alowemer, 21, was charged with one count of attempting to provide material support and resources to a terror group and two counts of distributing information relating to an explosive, destructive device, or weapon of mass destruction, officials said.
Alowemer, who was admitted to the US as a refugee on Aug. 1, 2016, gave bomb-making instructions to an undercover FBI agent as part of a plot to blow up the primarily Nigerian-attended Legacy International Worship Center Christian church on Pittsburgh’s north side.
He wanted to inspire further attacks and “take revenge for our [ISIS] brothers in Nigeria,” he told FBI investigators, according to the DOJ.
originally posted by: BoscoMoney
a reply to: IAMTAT
BuBuBuBuBut, its JUST ONE PERSON, a SMALL PERCENTAGE and they totes dont represent a whole demographic or nothin. I mean gosh, even IF he did manage to blow up a church and some Easter worshippers he wouldnt be such a bad guy right? Meanwhile, all REEEEEpublicans bad. Because fee-fees.
Mustafa Alowemer, a 21-year-old man who was admitted to the United States as a refugee from Syria, is facing one count of attempting to provide material support and resources to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) and two counts of distributing information relating to an explosive, destructive device or weapon of mass destruction.
Pittsburgh has historically been a home for refugees and immigrants and will continue to be one,” he said. “In debates over the refugee crisis the past several years, as people from around the world have sought to flee violence and misery and seek better lives for their families in the United States, I have always
originally posted by: highvein
a reply to: IAMTAT
21 years old now. Came in 2016. Age range 18 or 19.
I wonder if any family came with him or was he by his self?
Can anyone find his record of entry?