US: Syrian Muslim terrorist planned to bomb a Christian church for ISIS
A 21-year-old Muslim ‘refugee’ from Syria planned to bomb a Christian church in Pittsburgh and leave an ISIS flag to claim credit and a sign saying, “We’ve arrived.”
Muslim terrorist Mustafa Mousab Alowemer was arrested Wednesday. The FBI said the terrorist thought he was plotting online and in person with fellow ISIS sympathizers, but they were actually undercover for the FBI.
He planned to hide a bomb in a backpack and detonate by remote control near the Legacy International Worship Center, in order to murder as many Christian worshipers as possible.
Investigators said he wanted to hide a second bomb, timed to go off just as Pittsburgh police and first responders arrived at the scene.
The complaint said that Alowemer wanted to leave an ISIS flag to claim credit and a sign saying, “We’ve arrived.”
The FBI said Alowemer recently bought a number of items that could be used in making a bomb. He was seen on Sunday and Monday buying six boxes of nails for shrapnel.
According to the complaint, Alowemer was born in Daraa, Syria, and was admitted to the United States as a refugee on Aug. 1, 2016.
The Muslim terrorist caught the attention of investigators on social networks and encrypted messaging apps in April. He was expressing interest in jihad and offering to provide information on potential ISIS attack targets in Pittsburgh.