2/17/12, "Feds arrest man allegedly heading to U.S. Capitol for suicide mission after sting investigation," Fox News, Mike Levine
"According to charging documents, the suspect has been in the United States illegally since 1999. He first entered the country that year on a tourist visa, which expired and was never renewed. Khalifi was charged Friday in U.S. District Court in northern Virginia with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction.
The suspect allegedly weighed hitting various targets ranging from a military installation to synagogues to a Washington restaurant before settling on the Capitol.
The man thought undercover FBI agents assisting him in his plot were associates of Al Qaeda. He purchased bomb materials including jackets, nails and glue in preparation for an attack. He even conducted a test explosives demonstration in a quarry.
When he was arrested Friday in Washington, he was carrying with him a vest that he had been led to believe was packed with explosives, but the material inside was not actually dangerous, Fox News was told.
A short time earlier, Khalifi had been praying at a mosque in the Washington area. His destination was Capitol Hill. "...via Atlas Shrugs
Friday, February 17, 2012
After praying at mosque, man arrested on way to bomb US Capitol bldg., earlier considered hitting military, synagogues, and DC restaurant
Posted by susan at 6:31 PM
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