Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Agent: Chemicals found in Saudi man's apartment

Another Muslim immigrant has tried to go Jihad in America.  Fortunately, he was thwarted before he could kill anyone.  This time it is a 22 year old "student" from Saudi Arabia who professed to have planned a terror attack while still in Arabia. His American "education" was funded by a Saudi businessman.  This opens the question how many other young Jihadi in America backed by wealthy Muslims from the Middle East are there waiting for the right time to make an attack.  This follows Osama bin Laden's directive to become a "lone wolf" to make detection of their plans more difficult. 

We will see more of this in the near future as the Arab Spring is inspiring a global Jihad of lone wolves aimed at the West.


Agent: Chemicals found in Saudi man's apartment

Associated Press

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - Federal agents who searched the Texas apartment of a Saudi man accused of gathering materials to make a bomb found sulfuric acid and nitric acid, among other things, an FBI agent testified Friday.

During the first day of testimony in the trial of Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, Special Agent Aaron Covey walked jurors through the 22-year-old former chemical engineering student's apartment in West Texas using photos taken hours after Aldawsari's Feb. 23, 2011, arrest. Prosecutors contend Aldawsari gathered bomb components with the goal of targeting sites across the U.S.

Prosecutors presented more than 80 exhibits Friday, many of them photos that gave jurors a first look at Aldawsari's sparsely furnished apartment near Texas Tech University. In addition to the bottles of sulfuric and nitric acids, prosecutors showed photos of cellphones, Christmas lights, journals and notebooks, a laptop computer, wiring, a stun gun, a hazmat suit and a baby scale.

Aldawsari faces up to life in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. Investigators say the targets he researched included the Dallas home of former President George W. Bush, dams and nuclear plants.

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