Thursday, February 24, 2011

Student accused of plotting to assassinate George Bush

A college student from Saudi Arabia who studied chemical engineering in Texas bought explosive chemicals online as part of a plan to hide bomb materials inside dolls and baby carriages to blow up dams, nuclear plants or the Dallas home of former President George W. Bush, the Justice Department said Thursday.

"After mastering the English language, learning how to build explosives and continuous planning to target the infidel Americans, it is time for jihad," or holy war, Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari wrote in his private journal, according to court documents.

FBI agents arrested Aldawsari, who was admitted into the United States in 2008 on a student visa, in Texas on Wednesday. The Justice Department has charged him with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction.

Aldawsari, a chemical engineering student at South Plains College near Lubbock, allegedly referred to Bush's Dallas home as a "tyrant's house," the Justice Department said.

Aldawsari entered the U.S. in October 2008 from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to study chemical engineering at Texas Tech University, then transferred earlier this year to nearby South Plains College.

The terrorism case against Aldawsari was significant because it demonstrated that radicalized foreigners can live quietly in the U.S. heartland without raising suspicions from neighbors, classmates, teachers or others. But it also showed how quickly U.S. law enforcement can move when tipped that a terrorist plot may be unfolding.

One of the chemical companies, Carolina Biological Supply of Burlington, N.C., reported $435 in suspicious order by Aldawsari to the FBI on Feb. 1.
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David said...

America's France (Texas) is training future terrorist. I for one am boycotting Back 40 Texas BBQ. From now on it's South Western Freedom BBQ for me!

Anam Cara said...

Just another product of the religion of peace.

Anonymous said...

It never ceases to amaze me, how the ME countries can't produce anything even as complicated as a factory-built bicycle, but they send their "best and brightest" to the West to study Chemistry, Physics, medicine, etc., and instead of going back to their underdeveloped countries and using their skills to help their fellow countrymen, they use the skills to learn how to blow up the "infidel". Islam is a death cult, plain and simple. I have great pity for the well meaning followers who are trapped in it, though. That is the inroad for Christian witness, IMO.

Anonymous said...

If we are going to submit American citizens to excessive search procedures in order to travel and create a no-fly list, why can't we do the same with our colleges. I think we need to create a "no-educate" list.