Canadian man, 19, pleads guilty to 2016 plot targeting New York City landmarks, subway

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    Thankfully the FBI were on the ball. They've saved Canada from a few of these attacks over the last few years alone. You can be sure our police had no idea. Unless they are leading the witness, they are inept.

    Canadian man pleads guilty to terrorism in plot targeting NYC landmarks, subway: unsealed records

    A 19-year-old Mississauga, Ont., man is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to terrorism offences in a 2016 plot to detonate bombs in New York City in support of ISIS.

    According to a U.S. Justice Department news release, Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy, purchased bomb-making materials and helped secure a cabin within driving distance of New York City for the purpose of building explosive devices.

    Two others, a 19-year-old U.S. citizen living in Pakistan and a 37-year-old Philippine citizen, were also charged in connection with the alleged plot, which would have allegedly included detonating bombs in Times Square and the New York subway system, as well as shootings at various concert venues.

    The two other men were arrested outside of the U.S. and the hope, according to the release, is that they will be extradited to the U.S. for prosecution.

    El Bahnasawy, who has been in custody since his arrest by the FBI in May 2016, pleaded guilty on Oct. 13, 2016. He is the only one of the three to have pleaded guilty so far.

    Details of the charges were made public Friday when the court unsealed the terrorism charges.

    According to the allegations, El Bahnasawy and the other 19-year-old plotted to carry out the attacks in support of ISIS during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

    In preparing for the attacks, the two communicated electronically with an undercover FBI agent posing as an ISIS supporter.

    In the course of their communication, they allegedly declared their allegiance to ISIS and expressed their intent to carry out attacks resembling the recent Paris and Brussels attacks.

    "These Americans need an attack," El Bahnasawy allegedly stated to the officer, saying he aspired "to create the next 9/11."

    El Bahnasawy allegedly told the undercover officer that he was in contact with an ISIS affiliate about attack plans officially sanctioned by a branch of ISIS active in Pakistan, and introduced the Pakistan-based U.S man to the agent.

    In May 2016, El Bahnasawy, while in Canada, purchased an "array of bomb-making materials," including 18 kilograms of hydrogen peroxide, a key ingredient in making improvised explosive devices. Batteries, thermometers, aluminum foil and Christmas lights were also purchased.

    That same month, El Bahnasawy informed the agent that he had been in communication with the Philippines man, known to him as "Abu Khalid" and "the doctor" about acquiring more funding for the attacks. El Bahnasawy provided the man's contact information to the agent to facilitate the transfer.

    On May 11, $423 US was sent from the Philippines to help fund the plan, the U.S. Justice Department says.

    Meanwhile, El Bahnasawy shipped the bomb-making materials to the United States and allegedly told the agent he wanted to practice shooting at the cabin, which would need refrigeration for the purpose of making explosives.

    On May 12, the undercover agent sent the Philippines man a photo of the hydrogen peroxide purchased by El Bahnasawy. It's alleged the man expressed to the agent that he would pray for the success of the attack.

    On May 20, the U.S. man deemed Times Square the "perfect spot" for the attack, the release alleges. In the course of his communications with the agent, the man allegedly discussed attacking as early as Memorial Day (May 30, 2016), saying, "that's a day that will change history."
     
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    Just pull a Reagan and save us. Give a one time offer for Canadians who believe in patriotism, individual liberty and capitalism to head to America. You could fill your entire immigration quota in one fell swoop, save a tonne of money and receive mostly hard working, ambitious citizens.

    As for these terrorists we have a habit of radicalizing in Canada and exporting, fook them and the people who assisted them in becoming dirtbags.
     

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