Syrian Refugee Caught Plotting Church Bombing, Christian Slaughter on US Soil
FBI foil attempt by migrant to bomb Pittsburgh church with mass casualties for ISIS
The FBI has foiled a plot by a Syrian refugee to bomb a Pittsburgh church, causing a mass slaughter of Christians on US soil, according to reports.
On Wednesday, federal agents arrested a migrant from Syria who was allegedly plotting to bomb a North Pittsburgh Christian church in the name of ISIS, investigators have revealed.
21-year-old Mustafa Mousab Alowemer, 21, moved to the Pennsylvania city in 2016 from Daraa, Syria, and was arrested after the FBI discovered his plans for a deadly terrorist attack on behalf of the Islamic State.
Alowemer was charged with one count of providing material support and resources to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) and two counts of distributing information relating to an explosive, destructive device, or weapon of mass destruction, according to a Federal complaint.
The criminal complaint reveals that Alowemer met with an undercover FBI agent and an FBI source posing as ISIS sympathizers several times between April and June.
According to Fox News, he pledged an oath of allegiance to the leader of ISIS in a video he recorded of himself and had been in contact with another ISIS supporter who was also was under investigation, prompting the FBI to look into him.
During these meetings, he allegedly provided details to bomb a Christian church on the north side of Pittsburgh, producing plot details and bomb materials he purchased along with copies of Google satellite maps that showed the details about the church including its location and various routes for arriving and escaping the premise.
He planned to carry out the attacks in July by setting off the explosives around 3 or 4 a.m., according to the complaint.
The Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers described Alowemer's activities as "beyond the pale."
"Targeting places of worship is beyond the pale, no matter what the motivation," Demers said in a statement.
According to Heavy, Alowemer was born on June 5, 1998, in Daraa, Syria and is, a citizen and national of Syria who was admitted to the U.S. as a refugee in August 2016.
He wanted to join ISIS and commit terrorist acts on behalf of the organization to punish “polytheists” and “take revenge for our [ISIS] brothers in Nigeria” and “our brothers from al-Baghuz” - Al-Baghuz is a town in Syria.
Alowemer plotted to bomb the Legacy International Worship Center located on the North Side of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania using a homemade explosive device.
The Federal complaint says he wanted to bomb the church in order to “support the cause of ISIS and to inspire other ISIS supporters in the United States to join together and commit similar acts in the name of ISIS.”
Statement by Assistant Director Michael McGarrity, of the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division on Mustafa Mousab Alowemer, a Syrian man, arrested on terrorism charges after planning attack on Christian church. https://t.co/kmxDl08ufT pic.twitter.com/T2KM9k7sqg— FBI (@FBI) June 20, 2019
He purchased six bottles of nail polish remover, seven ice packs, and three 9-volt batteries to use for making the bomb.
He met with undercover FBI agents 4 times between April 16 and June 11.
During the meetings, he detailed his plan to bomb the church and provided the agents with detailed plans, maps, and instructions for the bombs he was allegedly making.
Alowemer provided them with a handwritten, 10-point plan that outlined his plan to bomb the Legacy International Worship Center.
This operation must be done on a Sunday in order to "shock the enemies of Allah Almighty” he wrote in the plan.
He noted in the plan that he wanted his destruction to be felt “everywhere and all over America, and in order to [illegibleJ from going to their churches and instill fear in their hearts.”