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Feds accuse man in flying bomb plot in Connecticut
« on: April 08, 2014, 01:53:55 PM »

Feds accuse man in flying bomb plot in Connecticut


Posted:  Apr 08, 2014 8:35 AM EDT Updated:  Apr 08, 2014 8:38 AM EDT
 

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - FBI officials say they've arrested a Moroccan national in Connecticut in an alleged plot to fly bombs on drone-like devices into a school and a federal building.

Authorities say they arrested 27-year-old El Mehdi Semlali Fahti on Monday and found wires and tools in his Bridgeport apartment. The Connecticut Post first reported the arrest.

Fahti hasn't been charged with terrorism, but authorities say that could come later in the investigation. He's charged with immigration-related crimes for allegedly staying in the U.S. for seven years after his student visa expired after flunking out of Virginia International University.

The FBI says Fahti targeted an out-of-state school and a federal building in Connecticut. The exact locations weren't released.

Fahti is detained without bail. His public defender declined to comment Tuesday.


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Re: Feds accuse man in flying bomb plot in Connecticut
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2014, 01:55:00 PM »
The answer to this possible problem is simple; make schools a no bombing by drone zone. :beer:
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Re: Feds accuse man in flying bomb plot in Connecticut
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2014, 01:59:07 PM »
http://pamelageller.com/2014/04/connecticut-muslim-arrested-drone-like-flying-bomb-plot-targeting-school-federal-building.html/

A Muslim was arrested yesterday for a bomb plot using a drone-like plane to crash into a Connecticut school (Yale, perhaps?) and a Federal building. For reasons that only the Obama administration can understand, El Mehdi Semlali Fahti does not face federal terrorism charges at this time. If bombing a school and a government building isn’t terror, then what is?

Fahti was still in this country seven years after his student visa expired, and he flunked out of Virginia International University. He lied about being a “refugee.”

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“the more he thinks about the case, he laughs because he cannot believe the judge believed him” in allowing him to seek refuge in the U.S. for political reasons. - See more at: http://pamelageller.com/2014/04/connecticut-muslim-arrested-drone-like-flying-bomb-plot-targeting-school-federal-building.html/#sthash.lobBA7UF.dpuf


Christians are being slaughtered en masse in Muslim countries, and they can’t get refugee status. Apostates are being slaughtered under the sharia, but they can’t get refugee status. But if these victims lied and said they were Muslims, they would be here in a heartbeat. It’s outrageous. Our immigration policies aid and abet our enemies. Diversity visas, religious visas, refugee resettlement programs to effect mass Muslim immigration. America is without the very thing that made her the exceptional nation that she was: her moral compass. If the American public knew what was going on, there would be hell to pay. But they don’t; nor do they seem to want to.

The media is calling this jihadist a “Moroccan national.” That’s almost as bad as the Brits’ use of “Asian” or the French use of “immigrant” or “youth.”



“FBI: Drone-like toy planes in bomb plot,” Connecticut Post, April 7, 2014 (thanks to Christian)

BRIDGEPORT — A Moroccan national who allegedly plotted to turn a radio-controlled model airplane into a drone-like flying bomb and crash it into a school and a Connecticut federal building was arrested Monday by FBI agents.

Wires and tools were found in the High Ridge Drive apartment where El Mehdi Semlali Fahti, 27, had been living since January with an individual he met while incarcerated in Virginia, according to the FBI. It was not known if any explosives were found.

Fahti told an undercover agent in five recorded conversations that he studied the bomb attack operation for months, and had made a chemical bomb while in high school in Morocco, court documents charge. The recordings additionally claim he could obtain whatever else he needed for his plans in “Southern California on the border.”

He said funding would come from “secret accounts” comprised of money-laundered cash and drug dealing profits, the FBI said.

An affidavit filed by FBI Special Agent Anabela Sharp does not specifically identify either building that Fahti allegedly targeted, except to say one was an out-of-state school and the other a federal building in Connecticut.

Fahti does not face federal terrorism charges at this time; those could come later when Assistant U.S. Attorney Krishna Patel takes the evidence to a federal grand jury while seeking an indictment.

Fahti is accused of making a false statement, falsely swearing under oath and falsifying declarations to a federal Immigration judge. Those actions allowed him to stay in the U.S. for seven years after his student visa expired and he flunked out of Virginia International University.

Since then, Fahti has traveled across the U.S. He was briefly arrested on a trespassing charge in Virginia, which was later dropped and he was incarcerated in California on a theft charge. He only moved to Bridgeport recently.

On Monday, he appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William I. Garfinkel, who granted Patel’s request to detain Fahti without bond as a danger to the community and a risk to flee. He was taken to the Wyatt Detention Center in Rhode Island.

Fahti, who is represented by Assistant U.S. Public Defender Paul Thomas, made the false statements seeking political asylum while facing deportation to his native Morocco.

He told the undercover agent he went to the library, researched issues in Morocco and learned about abuses allegedly committed by the Moroccan government on individuals involved with the Jamaat Ansar El-Mehdi and the Western Sahara freedom movement.

He falsely claimed in Immigration Court that he was the victim of arrests, imprisonment and beatings by Moroccan police.

“Everything he wrote in his refugee application coincided with the actual events,” Sharp wrote in her affidavit.

In one recording, Fahti says “the more he thinks about the case, he laughs because he cannot believe the judge believed him” in allowing him to seek refuge in the U.S. for political reasons.

ByPamela Geller
on April 8, 2014

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Re: Feds accuse man in flying bomb plot in Connecticut
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2014, 03:48:52 PM »
The answer to this possible problem is simple; make schools a no bombing by drone zone. :beer:

No.  People don't kill, remote controlled aircraft ("drones") do.  Soon, only criminal terrorists will own remote control aircraft.....

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Re: Feds accuse man in flying bomb plot in Connecticut
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2014, 09:19:09 PM »
really not surprised at this
all it takes is 5ibs of semtex though a school window or into the side of a school bus
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Re: Feds accuse man in flying bomb plot in Connecticut
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2014, 09:28:30 AM »
No.  People don't kill, remote controlled aircraft ("drones") do.  Soon, only criminal terrorists will own remote control aircraft.....

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Why... this is exactly like the guns kill debate, isn't it? :whistle:
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