It hasn’t been that many weeks since Mohamad Barakat, a Syrian Muslim refugee, killed one cop, shot two others, and was killed on the way to try and kill hundreds if not thousands at a fair in Fargo, North Dakota.
Now we’ve got yet another case. This time in Philly.
A Philadelphia teen has been charged and arrested with multiple state charges stemming from an FBI terrorism investigation, officials announced Monday.
The teen allegedly had acquired chemicals and had taken steps to build a weapon of mass destruction.
“Among the items he purchased were tactical equipment, wiring, chemicals and devices often used as remote detonators,” FBI Special Agent in Charge Jacqueline Maguire said at the news conference.
“He had not only taken steps in acquiring those items and materials that are commonly used in improvised explosive devices, but that he had also taken steps to start putting potential devices together,” Maguire said.
The investigation began when the FBI became aware of the teen’s alleged communication with Katibat al Tawhid wal Jihad (KTJ), a foreign terrorist organization affiliated with al Qaeda. Over a period of weeks, the FBI identified the teen and conducted an investigation, which included surveillance.
Curiously, the 17-year-old Muslim terrorist also appeared to have Chechen sympathies.
A WhatsApp account linked to the juvenile’s phone number was also found by investigators to have a banner of Riyad-us-Saliheen Martyrs’ Brigade, a Chechnya-based terrorist group, as its profile photo. On August 6, according to the Task Force, the juvenile’s WhatsApp profile photo was changed to the image of the ISIS banner.
Soros DA Larry Krasner is keeping the 17-year-old terrorist’s name private so as not to embarrass him. Larry would also like to remind us that the ideology on whose behalf he plotted to kill Americans is peaceful.
“The work of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force potentially thwarted a catastrophic terrorist attack in the name of a perverted ideology that in no way, shape, or form represents the beliefs of the overwhelming majority of peace-seeking people of faith, including Muslims,” District Attorney Larry Krasner said
And the constant drumbeat of terror attacks really hammer home that peacefulness. I presume it’ll be a few days until CAIR holds a press conference with his family and claims that he was entrapped by a racist American system that criminalizes normal behavior like building IEDs and supporting ISIS.