Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis was recently arrested for an alleged terror plot to blow up a Federal Reserve Bank with a remote-controlled 1,000-pound car bomb in New York City.
A few blocks from the World Trade Center, police officers arrested Nafis, who had been supplied with fake explosives by a FBI undercover agent, reports the Daily Mail.
According to a FBI press release, after receiving the fake bomb, Nafis drove with the undercover FBI agent from a warehouse to the Federal Reserve building.
He told the undercover FBI agent during the drive to the Federal Reserve: "All I had in my mind are how to destroy America... I came up to this conclusion that targeting America’s economy is most efficient way to draw the path of obliteration of America as well as the path of establishment of Khilapha."
"I decided to attack the Federal Reserve bank of New York which is by far the largest, most active and most influential of the 12 regional Federal Reserve Banks. New York Federal Reserve Bank implements monetary policy, supervises and regulates financial institutions and helps maintain the nation’s payment systems."
Nafis was closely monitored by the FBI, Joint Terrorism Task Force, as well as the NYPD, and the public was never in danger. He was charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction in addition to attempting to provide material support to al Qaeda.
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NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said in a statement: "I want to commend the NYPD detectives and FBI agents of the Joint Terrorism Task Force for the work they did in the case and U.S. Attorney Lynch and her dedicated team in prosecuting it."