There is, of course, no screening whatsoever of young Muslims who come here on student visas. Even to attempt to determine if they have jihadist sympathies, which would be well-nigh impossible in any case, although those with actual ties to jihad groups could at least be kept out, would be “Islamophobic.” And so we will see more people like Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis.
“Suspected Terrorist Arrested for Alleged Plot to Bomb Federal Reserve in NYC,” by Jonathan Dienst and Shimon Prokupecz for NBC New York, October 17 (thanks to Archer):
A suspected terrorist parked a van packed with what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb next to the Federal Reserve building in Lower Manhattan and tried to detonate it Wednesday morning before he was arrested in a terror sting operation, authorities said.
The suspect, 21-year-old Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, is a Bangladeshi national who came to the U.S. on a student visa in January for the specific purpose of launching a terror attack here, authorities said. He allegedly told an undercover agent last month that he hoped the attack would disrupt the presidential election, saying “You know what, this election might even stop,” according to the criminal complaint against him.
The complaint said Nafis wrote a statement claiming responsibility for what he thought would be the Fed attack, saying he wanted to “destroy America” by going after its economy. He referred to “our beloved Sheikh Osama bin Laden” in the statement.
He also proposed various other targets beyond the Fed building at 33 Liberty St., just blocks from the World Trade Center site, prosecutors said. He also considered targeting a “high-ranking U.S. official” as well as the New York Stock Exchange, prosecutors said.
Nafis, who lives in Jamaica, Queens, allegedly sought out al-Qaida contacts to help him, unknowingly recruiting an FBI source in the process. At that point, the FBI and NYPD began monitoring him as he developed the plot, prosecutors said.
An undercover FBI agent posed as an al-Qaida facilitator, supplying him with 20 50-pound bags of what he thought were explosives to use in building his bomb. He also visited the Lower Manhattan site multiple times as he planned the attack, officials said….
Nafis is expected in court later Wednesday. He is charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to provide material support to al-Qaida….