Feb 24 2011
Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, a 20-year-old Saudi MUSLIM college student in Texas, allegedly targeted the Dallas home of former President George W. Bush as well as nuclear power plants and hydroelectric dams. He was arrested late Tuesday on a federal charge of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction.
Keep in mind that Obama’s ‘OUTREACH TO MUSLIMS’ program has significantly increased the number of student visas given to Muslims around the world.
CNN —Aldawsari was arrested in Lubbock on a federal charge of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction in connection with his alleged purchase of chemicals and equipment necessary to make an improvised explosive device, according to the Justice Department.
Aldawsari, who was lawfully admitted into the United States in 2008 on a student visa and is enrolled at South Plains College near Lubbock, faces a maximum sentence of life in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, officials said.
According to court records, Aldawsari has been researching online how to construct an improvised explosive device, or IED, using several chemicals as ingredients. He has also “acquired or taken a substantial step toward acquiring most of the ingredients and equipment” needed for the bomb.
Authorities said Aldawsari described his desire for violent jihad and martyrdom in blog postings and a personal journal. Aldawsari conducted research on various targets and e-mailed himself information on these locations and people, the Department of Justice said.
On February 6, the affidavit alleges, Aldawsari sent himself an email titled “Tyrant’s House,” in which he listed the Dallas address (photo below) for former President George W. Bush, investigators said.
In another email to himself, titled “NICE TARGETS,” he listed two categories of targets: hydroelectric dams and nuclear power plants. Other documents sent to himself, with the subject line “Targets,” contained the names and home addresses of three people who had previously served in the U.S. military at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.
“As alleged in the complaint, Aldawsari purchased ingredients to construct an explosive device and was actively researching potential targets in the United States. Thanks to the efforts of many agents, analysts and prosecutors, this plot was thwarted before it could advance further,” said David Kris, who is assistant attorney general for national security. “This case serves as another reminder of the need for continued vigilance both at home and abroad.”