The FBI discovered a Syrian refugee living in Pittsburgh was plotting to blow up a Christian church in support of the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham
I have SUCH a hard time with this. We bring you into our country and give you everything you have, and THIS is how you repay the nation that takes you in?
According to the Pittsburg Post Gazette:
Mustafa Mousab Alowemer, 21, who came to the U.S. in 2016 and recently graduated from Brashear High School, was arrested Wednesday morning by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force.
He had been due in federal court Wednesday afternoon but the hearing was postponed until Friday so a lawyer could be appointed to represent him.
I understand everyone is entitled to a lawyer and a fair trial… but can you imagine representing this monster?
Yeah…no. That’s probably why they haven’t found anyone yet.
Mr. Alowemer planned to blow up a tiny church called Legacy International Worship Center on Wilson Avenue, according to the FBI, with the help of someone he thought was another Islamic State member but who turned out to be an undercover FBI employee.
He met with the employee and another FBI source several times in recent months as the plot developed and in June drove both of them to the church to show them the target and decide where to place a homemade backpack bomb, according to a federal complaint.
His motivation was to support the Islamic State and inspire other sympathizers in the U.S. to join to together to commit similar crimes, the FBI said.
After rejecting other potential targets in Pittsburgh, including a Shia mosque, Mr. Alowemer chose the Wilson Avenue church to “take revenge for our [ISIS] brothers in Nigeria,” the complaint said. He described the church as Christian and Nigerian.
He was going to meet with his supposed collaborators one more time Wednesday to finalize plans for the attack, set for July, when agents took him into custody.
He is charged with attempting to provide support to the Islamic State and two counts of distributing information relating to an explosive device in connection with the bomb plot.
Our places of worship – the places that are supposed to be safe refuges from our terrible world – have become the biggest targets of hate.
These are horrifying times.