He also said, “There is a Hindu temple I want to shoot up.”
Where did Matin Azizi-Yarand learn about Islam? Have his parents been questioned? His local mosque? Or are authorities once again satisfied that he was “radicalized on the Internet” and that all the Muslims around him are benign, peaceful and patriotic?
“North Texas Teen Arrested For Planning Shopping Mall Shooting Spree,” by J.D. Miles, CBSDFW.com, May 2, 2018 (thanks to Jeffery):
MCKINNEY (CBSDFW.COM) – Authorities have arrested a 17-year-old high school student who was allegedly planning a mass shooting at a North Texas shopping mall.
Matin Azizi-Yarand has been taken into custody and charged with terrorism for plotting an attack at the Stonebriar Centre in Frisco. The shooting was allegedly set to happen sometime in May.
Azizi-Yarand is said to have spent $1,400 on weapons and tactical gear for his attack.
Law enforcement officials have obtained the Plano High School student’s “manifesto” in which he allegedly pledged allegiance to ISIS. Authorities said that Azizi-Yarand was also trying to solicit others into joining him on the mass shooting spree, though affidavits suggest that he wanted to be a “lone wolf.”…
According to an affidavit, the case began in December 2017 when Azizi-Yarand started communicating with an FBI source in a mobile messaging app. It is here that Azizi-Yarand allegedly expressed his desire to commit an attack, adding that he had been reading ISIS guides for “performing operations and making bombs.”
Azizi-Yarand had reportedly also been reviewing a guide to making pipe bombs which was authored by Eric Harris, one of the attackers in teh [sic] 1999 shooting at Columbine High School….
In his earliest conversations with the FBI’s source, Azizi-Yarand allegedly said, “It is not about how many kill, but how much money you will make these countries spend in security just for a simple attack… although having a high number will get their attention.”
“I want to put America in the state that Europe is in, which is having to have soldiers deployed in streets,” Azizi-Yarand added, according to an affidavit. “Something that will cost them a lot financially too.”…
In multiple conversations with the FBI’s source, Azizi-Yarand allegedly said that he hoped to travel to Pakistan, and then cross the border into Afghanistan in order to officially join ISIS. He also allegedly said that he would use the mobile messaging app to find others who could help him with an attack.
Azizi-Yarand invited the FBI source to Dallas late last year. “There is a Hindu temple I want to shoot up,” the suspect allegedly said, asking for help. “Get some crappy car and ditch it somewhere. Police response time here is really slow.” He said that he was waiting until he obtained a “proper gun” to commit that shooting….