21-year-old jihadist Hasher Jallal Taheb of #Cumming
was arrested by the feds for plotting a #terroristattack
against the #WhiteHouse
The jihadist also eyed the #LincolnMemorial
Taheb reportedly had a hand-drawn diagram of the ground floor of the West Wing of the White House.
US Attorney for the northern district of Georgia, BJ Pak, gave a presser on Wednesday. “His alleged intent was to attack the White House and other targets of opportunity in the #WashingtonDC
area,” Mr. Pak said.
Mr. Pak also revealed that Taheb intended to use explosives and an anti-tank rocket to carry out the attacks.
Boston25 reported that Hasher Jallal Taheb was a radicalized Islamist who was speaking to an FBI informant. The undercover FBI sting foiled his plot:
The criminal complaint, which accuses him of plotting to destroy a government building, said a community member contacted law enforcement in March 2018 to say that Taheb had become radicalized.
On Aug. 25, 2018, Taheb allegedly put his vehicle up for sale. An FBI informant reached out to show interest and met with the suspect days later.
Taheb allegedly said he planned to travel to “hijra,” a term said to refer to #IslamicState
territory and he was selling the car to fund the trip. But he didn’t have a passport.
He allegedly told the informant he wanted to attack the White House and #StatueofLiberty
in jihadist attacks.
Taheb spoke of traveling to territory controlled by the Islamic State, prosecutors said.
This is a breaking story and we will update you with more as it develops.