- Jun 8, 2009
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- People's Republic of NJ
A 26-year-old Massachusetts man was arrested Wednesday and accused of plotting to blow up the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol using large remote-controlled aircraft laden with explosives, as well as attempting to assist Al Qaeda in attacking U.S. troops overseas.
Ferdaus, who is a Northeastern University graduate with a degree in physics, is accusing of beginning in early 2010 a plot to bring violent jihad against the U.S, who he described as "enemies of Allah."
He also supplied eight mobile phones to undercover FBI agents who he thought were recruiters for Al Qaeda, authorities said.
"I want the public to understand that Mr. Ferdaus' conduct, as alleged in the complaint, is not reflective of a particular culture, community or religion," said Carmen Ortiz, U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts.
Read more: Massachusetts Man Plotted To Blow Up Pentagon, U.S. Capitol Using Model Plane, Feds Say | Fox News
"I want the public to understand that Mr. Ferdaus' conduct, as alleged in the complaint, is not reflective of a particular culture, community or religion... (despite what he says).