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Old 06-19-2019, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Syrian Man Arrested on Terrorism Charges After Planning Attack on Christian Church

Mustafa Mousab Alowemer, 21, a resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was arrested today based on a federal complaint charging him with one count of attempting to provide material support and resources to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization, and two counts of distributing information relating to an explosive, destructive device, or weapon of mass destruction in relation to his plan to attack a church in Pittsburgh.

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The FBI Pittsburgh JTTF investigation of Mustafa Mousab Alowemer (Alowemer) revealed that Alowemer plotted to bomb a church located on the North Side of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (the Church), using a weapon of mass destruction (i.e., an explosive device). According to Alowemer, his motivation to detonate a device at the Church was to support the cause of ISIS and to inspire other ISIS supporters in the United States to join together and commit similar acts in the name of ISIS. Alowemer also targeted the Church in order to “take revenge for our [ISIS] brothers in Nigeria.” Alowemer was aware that numerous people in or around the Church could be killed by the explosion.

According to the complaint and information provided to the FBI by the Department of Homeland Security, Alowemer was born in Daraa, Syria, and was admitted to the United States as a refugee on Aug. 1, 2016.



He was planning the attack for July 2019.
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Old 06-19-2019, 05:06 PM
 
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I'm not understanding his desire to attack a church. Perhaps he could argue that the church didn't do enough to stop the attacks on his country.

Now if his attacks were aimed at the government, I could understand that.
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Old 06-19-2019, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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I'm not understanding his desire to attack a church. Perhaps he could argue that the church didn't do enough to stop the attacks on his country.

Now if his attacks were aimed at the government, I could understand that.
You don't understand these people. Their primary adversaries are Christians and Jews.
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Old 06-19-2019, 05:30 PM
 
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You don't understand these people. Their primary adversaries are Christians and Jews.
How is that worse than what we do? Can you really blame him for wanting to retaliate? We would demand it if another country attacked us based upon lies.

If we didn't plan and bomb his country, he doesn't come here.
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Old 06-19-2019, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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How is that worse than what we do? Can you really blame him for wanting to retaliate? We would demand it if another country attacked us based upon lies.

If we didn't plan and bomb his country, he doesn't come here.
It's not totally about retaliation. They don't need a reason to do what they do.
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Old 06-19-2019, 06:23 PM
 
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It's not totally about retaliation. They don't need a reason to do what they do.
Seems we don't either.
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Old 06-19-2019, 06:28 PM
 
Location: the Sticks
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A Syrian? Shockers. Was he one of those that left his wife and family behind while he fled? He isn't a Muslim is he? Those muslims are all peaceful people. They would never do anything bad.

I will agree Pknoop. We had no business involving ourselves in their civil war. We made a bad situation much worse.
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Old 06-19-2019, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Seems we don't either.
Well - you asked why they attacked a church...

Thousand Churches Destroyed in Nigeria

Bombed, Burned, and Urinated On: Churches Under Islam

Muslim extremists are burning down churches in Indonesia’s Aceh province

Muslims Burn 69 Churches; Christians Forgive



Here's a worldwide comprehensive list.

Islamic Terror on Christians

How many attacks have churches done on Islam in the same time frame?
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Old 06-19-2019, 06:50 PM
 
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Well - you asked why they attacked a church...

Thousand Churches Destroyed in Nigeria

Bombed, Burned, and Urinated On: Churches Under Islam

Muslim extremists are burning down churches in Indonesia’s Aceh province

Muslims Burn 69 Churches; Christians Forgive



Here's a worldwide comprehensive list.

Islamic Terror on Christians

How many attacks have churches done on Islam in the same time frame?
People claim we are a Christian nation.
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Old 06-19-2019, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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People claim we are a Christian nation.
If that's your response, then I don't get why you asked your question in post #2. You just answered it.

Seems like you are just grasping...
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