It is useful to recall how many jihad attacks in the U.S. have been foiled. The number of these plots makes the prevailing unreality about jihad and Islamic supremacism all the more inexcusable. “Raees Alam Qazi, 20, researched bomb-making techniques on Internet sites affiliated with al-Qaida, including one using Christmas tree lights…Qazi is charged along with his brother, 30-year-old taxi driver Sheheryar Alam Qazi, with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction in the U.S.” — Associated Press, December 18, 2012
“Fort Lauderdale man seeking bond on terrorism-related charges,” by Jay Weaver for the Miami Herald, April 23 (thanks to Darcy):
A Fort Lauderdale taxicab driver accused of helping his younger brother plan a terrorist attack on New York City is seeking to be released from the Federal Detention Center in downtown Miami before their trial.
A federal judge is holding a hearing Tuesday on the request from Sheheryar Alam Qazi, 30, of Oakland Park, who had initially agreed to be detained after his and his brother’s arrests in November.
The following month, a magistrate judge ordered the detention of his younger brother, Raees Alam Qazi, 20, saying he was a danger to the community and a flight risk.
Both brothers, natives of Pakistan, are naturalized U.S. citizens.