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Bangladeshi American student arrested for conspiring jihad against Hindus

WASHINGTON, DC: A young man of Bangladeshi origin has been arrested in Austin, Texas under allegations that he has been consorting with foreign terrorist networks to help plan attacks on US soil.

Rahatul Ashikim Khan (23), along with alleged co-conspirator Michael Todd Wolfe (23), was formally charged with conspiring to commit terroristic acts by a US District Court on Wednesday.

Khan, who is originally from Chittagong, Bangladesh, is currently a student at the University of Texas, was nabbed as part of an elaborate sting operation set up by the FBI, during which a multitude of evidence was apparently uncovered that linked Khan to several terrorist groups around the world.

Khan, under the guise of several different aliases, would use online chat rooms to speak with and recruit potential new “jihadis.” The people he recruited would be enlisted for specific tasks or for a skill set that they possessed, such as their willingness to kill in the name of Islam or their hatred for a certain ethnic group, like Hindus.

What Khan didn’t know is that one of the people he was talking to was a covert FBI informant, who would keep logs of the conversations between himself and Khan and then pass them onto the proper authorities. It was through this informant that the FBI was able to mount an investigation into Khan, which ultimately ended in his arrest.

This investigation took place over the course of several years, during which Khan was in regular correspondence with the covert FBI operative and a slew of other young potential jihadis. The Daily News reports that Khan often spoke about wanting to kill scores of other people, and that he wanted to participate in a jihad himself.

Khan has been linked to terror groups in Africa and Syria, whose members he is accused of having spoken with online in the name of jihad and other terroristic intents. One of the groups Khan allegedly was in touch with is al-Shabab, the terror cell that has been responsible for the recent violence that has afflicted Kenya.

He is also said to have spent a lot of time in chat rooms dedicated to followers of Brixton imam Sheikh Abdullah Ibrahim Al-Faisal, a former US resident and religious leader who was jailed for several years and later deported back to Jamaica for preaching violence against Jews, Christians, and Hindus.

Khan was finally arrested after the police were able to catch Wolfe, who also frequented Internet chat rooms under the alias “Faruq.” Wolfe was picked up by police as he tried to board a Toronto-bound flight from Houston’s George Bush International Airport, along with his wife. Reports indicate that Wolfe, who was also unknowingly in touch with an FBI operative, said that he wanted to join ISIS – the militant group currently laying siege to Iraq, and closing in on the capital city of Baghdad.

Both men now face up to 15 years behind bars if they are found guilty. A trial date has not yet been revealed.


 

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Hang these guys without any sympathy. What the heck these guys are going to get by killing non-Muslims everywhere?
 

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and that he wanted to participate in a jihad himself.
before commenting someone should know the meaning of "jihad" is to struggle against something negative. so there cannot be anything wrong in participating in "a jihad" if its real meaning is used. such jargon shouldn't be used in these context. this is simply preaching of violence potentially against innocents which is unacceptable coming from a Muslim. and it should be the same when it comes from anyone else.

coming from a US Republican who is given air time on mainstream media on who are supposed to be "jihadists", this is also something to think about.

" We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren't punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That's war. And this is war. "
 

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Shunt Ji,

The man is loonie for planning hateful attacks.

But sometimes I feel that your posts are pointed to Indian minorities, not too different from the Jihadi loonies.

Why it is so?

Why so hateful.
 

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I wouldn't be surprised if this man was paid off by the very people arresting him now. These patsies are common in America these days. They are sought because they are financialy unstable and stupid/and or mentally ill. They are approached and coaxed into working for the agencies. They are told that they are informants working undercover in mosques and are instructed to act radical and make claims of violence to flush out real extremists. But they are thus tricked into incriminating themselves and then arrested. Some of them are even instructed to plan acts of violence as part of their cover. These foolish and financialy desperate souls are easy targets for the agencies who need to keep the war going as well as the reasons for the war.
 

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Shunt Ji,

The man is loonie for planning hateful attacks.

But sometimes I feel that your posts are pointed to Indian minorities, not too different from the Jihadi loonies.

Why it is so?

Why so hateful.
Whats hateful about my post? I just posted a news article. Why shoot the messenger if you don't like the message?
 

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Shunt Ji,

The man is loonie for planning hateful attacks.

But sometimes I feel that your posts are pointed to Indian minorities, not too different from the Jihadi loonies.

Why it is so?

Why so hateful.
I believe that Indian minorities have a good impression in USA that any other South Asian nation...I have not seen any kind of involvement in any kind of terrorism related issues here...
 

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Hmm... something to be careful, especially people in PDF with US, UK and Canada flags spewing venom against India/west/Israel ..... You might be very well on the radar...
 

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I copied the news article exactly as it is, including the title.
Sometimes it is smart to use your own judgement while copying and pasting. Depends on your audience.

Indians complain about Hindu-bashing on this forum.

Now you do it with your own hands


(and sadly you and many other Indian posters did not even realize your mistake).
 

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Sometimes it is smart to use your own judgement while copying and pasting. Depends on your audience.

Indians complain about Hindu-bashing on this forum.

Now you do it with your own hands


(and sadly you and many other Indian posters did not even realize your mistake).
How is my post 'Hindu bashing'?
 

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