FBI sting nets Muslim extremist who targeted US Capitol

Rick Moran
The FBI arrested a Moroccan man who allegedly planned to set off a suicide bomb in the Capitol Building. Washington Post: Federal authorities on Friday arrested a 29-year-old Moroccan man in an alleged plot to carry out a suicide bombing at the U.S. Capitol, the latest in a series of terrorism-related arrests resulting from undercover sting operations. For more than a year, Amine El Khalifi, of Alexandria, considered attacking targets including a synagogue, an Alexandria building with military offices and a Washington restaurant frequented by military officials, authorities said. When arrested a few blocks from the Capitol around lunchtime on Friday, he was carrying what he believed to be a loaded automatic weapon and a suicide vest ready for detonation. The gun and vest were provided not by al-Qaeda, as Khalifi had been told, but by undercover FBI agents who rendered them inoperable, authorities said. They said Khalifi had been the subject of a lengthy investigation and...(Read Full Post)

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