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Monday, November 28, 2011
Bail Denied for Remote-Control-Plane Jihadist Rezwan FerdausA judge denied bail for Rezwan Ferdaus, the Massachusetts man who allegedly plotted to use remote control planes to attack the Capitol and Pentagon, according to a detention order filed today.
Read the order
The order provides a concise timeline of the allegations against Ferdaus and information about the government informant in the case, who has attracted controversy due to shoplifting and using heroin during the investigation.
"While the [informant's] character and credibility is questionable, at best, the fact remains that Ferdaus had multiple recorded meetings and communications with the [informant] during which he advocated blowing up federal buildings and killing persons inside those buildings and persons fleeing such buildings," the judge wrote.
Ferdaus was also recorded soliciting funding and support for the plot, and he believed that undercover agents later introduced into the case were members of Al Qaeda, the order says.
"Under the circumstances, the evidence against Ferdaus is strong," the judge wrote.
"Given Ferdaus’s views and seeming dedication to his cause, I find there are no conditions or combination of conditions that the Court could impose that would assure the safety of the community, if he were released," the judge said, ruling against bail or supervised release.
Related document: Affidavit in support of criminal complaint, Rezwan Ferdaus
For more about American jihadists such as Ferdaus, check out J.M. Berger's new book, Jihad Joe: Americans Who Go to War in the Name of Islam, on sale everywhere.
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