Ohio Muslim Arrested In U.S. Capital Plot

But, hey, he’s probably not a “real Muslim” or something

(Washington Times) An Ohio man plotted to attack the U.S. Capitol using pipe bombs and rifles, saying he wanted to conduct an attack in solidarity with the Islamic State terrorists the U.S. is fighting in the Middle East, the FBI charged in a criminal complaint Wednesday.

Christopher Cornell had saved money, researched government buildings in Washington, laid plans to travel to the capital to carry out his attack and on Wednesday bought two M-15 semiautomatic rifles and 600 rounds of ammunition, prompting police to move in and arrest him.

Mr. Cornell, 20, posted on a Twitter account by the name of Raheel Mahrus Ubaydah, drawing the attention of an FBI informant. Over the course of several months, Mr. Cornell and the informant met and discussed their plans to carry out the attack.

“I believe that we should just wage jihad under our own orders and plan attacks and everything,” he wrote in an instant message to the FBI’s informant, who was cooperating with authorities in order to get favorable consideration in his own criminal case.

Mr. Cornell said he’d “already got a thumbs-up” from other terrorist leaders, including Anwar al Awlaki, a U.S.-born imam who American authorities said helped plan terrorist attacks against the U.S. He was killed in a drone strike in Yemen in 2011.

But, we aren’t allowed to discuss Islamic terrorism, you know!

Nice to see that the Associate Press soft peddled the Islam connection.

Heavy provides 5 facts about Cornell, including his posted support for terror groups, mostly ISIS. They also have a copy of the criminal complaint from the FBI agent. Surprisingly, despite pages of the highlights of Cornell’s Islamic terrorism support and contacts, he is not charged with any terrorism related charges. Yet. Just “attempted killing of a U.S. government officer” and “possession of a firearm in furtherance of attempted crime of violence”. We also learn that he is totally white bread.

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13 Responses to “Ohio Muslim Arrested In U.S. Capital Plot”

  1. […] The Pirate’s Cove pointed out that Cornell hasn’t even been charge with planning a terrorist act, just normal run of the mill criminal charges. […]

  2. Jeffery says:

    January 7, 2015
    An IED exploded near the NAACP office in Colorado Springs but fortunately failed to cause a gasoline bomb to explode.

    November 28, 2014
    Anti-government right-winger Larry Steve McQuilliams, 49, fires more than 100 rounds at a police station, a Mexican consulate, a federal courthouse and a bank in downtown Austin, Texas, during the pre-dawn hours. He also tries to set the consulate on fire before he is shot dead by police.

    September 12, 2014
    Anti-government right-winger Eric Matthew Frein, 32, arrested for the ambush murder by firearms of Corporal Bryon K. Dickson II, an officer of the Pennsylvania State Police; and the alleged attempted murder of Trooper Alex Douglass, another state trooper in Pike County, Pennsylvania.

    June 8, 2014
    Anti-government right-winger Jerad Miller, 31, and his wife, Amanda, 22, enter a pizza restaurant in Las Vegas, Nev., where two police officers are eating lunch. Jerad Miller fatally shoots officer Igor Soldo, 31. As his partner, Alyn Beck, 41, tries to react, Miller shoots him in the throat, then both Millers shoot Beck several times.

    April 13, 2014
    Anti-government right-winger Frazier Glenn Miller (aka Frazier Glenn Cross), 73, a longtime racist and anti-Semite, is arrested after a gunman opens fire at a Jewish community center and a Jewish retirement community in Overland Park, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City. Three people are killed, including a 14-year-old Eagle Scout and his grandfather.

    March 27, 2014
    Anti-government right-winger Robert James Talbot Jr., 38, is arrested in Katy, Texas, by FBI agents who say he was about to rob an armored car. He is alleged to have been plotting to use C-4 explosives and weapons to rob banks and armored cars, blow up government buildings and mosques, and kill police officers.

    Aug. 18, 2013
    Anti-government right-winger David Allen Brutsche, 42, and a woman described as Brutsche’s roommate, Devon Campbell Newman, 67, are arrested in Las Vegas after a months-long investigation into an alleged plot to kidnap and execute police officers.

    June 18, 2013
    Anti-government right-winger Glendon Scott Crawford, 49, and Eric J. Feight, 54, are arrested in upstate New York after a yearlong investigation and charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists for use of a weapon of mass destruction. Crawford is a member of the United Northern and Southern Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.

    There are many dozens more.

  3. Hoss says:

    It’s hard to stay on topic, isn’t it Jeffy.

    And of course your accusations of “anti government right-winger” carry all the heft and weight of the credibility you lefties have on making such determinations: None. And really, you dems should stay away from ever mentioning the KKK. You want to find out the membership of the KKK just run down to the nearest union hall. My grandpa and an uncle were both extremely active in the Klan, both hardcore union, and the most strident democrats you could see or could have seen in the history of democrats.

    ANd yes, you dems show your cowardice again (taken for granted) at your inability to call a spade a spade. Pussies.

  4. Jl says:

    Islamic terrorists-over 24,000 terror attacks worldwide sice 9-11. J can list “dozens”, this with a world population of about 2.18 billion Christians. The desperate attempt at moral equivalence continues.

  5. Hoss says:

    And of course, Chris Cornell was my favorite to come out of the grunge era. Loved Soundgarden. Saw them at Lollapalooza.

  6. Nighthawk says:

    And we could list just as many left wing nut cases as well Jeffery. What the hell does that have to do with radical islam and islamic terrorism?

  7. Jeffery says:

    j and hoss,

    The concern is that anti-terrorism efforts degenerate into Islamophobia, Christianophobia or Conservaphobia.

    The concern is that the simple-minded will allow their fears to lead to discrimination against entire groups. Already, far-right extremists are calling for “banning” Islam.

    Mainstream anti-Islam author and FOXtalker Brigitte Gabriel:

    “The difference, my friends, between Israel and the Arabic world is quite simply the difference between civilization and barbarism. It’s the difference between good and evil and this is what we’re witnessing in the Arab and Islamic world. I am angry. They have no soul! They are dead set on killing and destruction.”

    “Tens of thousands of Islamic militants now reside in America, operating in sleeper cells, attending our colleges and universities, even infiltrating our government. They are here — today. Many have been here for years. Waiting. Preparing.”

    “America has been infiltrated on all levels by radicals who wish to harm America. They have infiltrated us at the C.I.A., at the F.B.I., at the Pentagon, at the State Department.”

    Mainstream anti-Islam blogger, Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) head and FOXtalker Pam Geller:

    “Islam is not a race. This is an ideology. This is an extreme ideology, the most radical and extreme ideology on the face of the earth.”

    “No, no, they can’t. … I don’t think that many westernized Muslims know when they pray five times a day that they’re cursing Christians and Jews five times a day. … I believe in the idea of a moderate Muslim. I do not believe in the idea of a moderate Islam. I think a moderate Muslim is a secular Muslim.”

    “In the war between the civilized man and the savage, you side with the civilized man. … If you don’t lay down and die for Islamic supremacism, then you’re a racist anti-Muslim Islamophobic bigot. That’s what we’re really talking about.”

    John Jay, SIOA Board:

    “every person in islam, from man to woman to child may be our executioner. … there are no innocents in islam. … there is no innocence in islam. all of islam is at war with us, and … all of islam is/are combatant[s.] … islam has established without intellectual doubt that there are no innocent muslims, that the myth of the ‘moderate muslim’ is precisely that, and that muslims are no more entitled to exemption or protection from retaliation that [sic] any of the other ‘non-innocent’ combatants in the world. … there are no innocent muslims. islam is subject to killing on grounds of political expediency on the same basis as islam kills its victims, and islam cannot ethically and morally claim otherwise.”

    It’s not moral equivalence, it’s about risk. Right now, Americans have more to fear from right-wing extremists than from Muslim extremists.

  8. Jl says:

    “The concern is that anti-terrorism efforts degenerate into Islamophobia, Christianophobia…” No, the concern is that all those things put forth by the people you listed will come true. In other words, the concern is over another terror attack, not hurting someone’s “feelings”, as least among those not simple minded. And I see you can’t refute the numbers of terror acts committed by Muslims, because the numbers don’t lie. As I read elsewhere the other day, it’s liberals who are afraid of Islam-the fact that no major paper would reprint the cartoons, they’re terrified of offending them, and they look the other way at their cultural practices, which if practiced here by the civilized religion, would be giving them the vapors. Liberals are Islamophobic. They’re literally afraid of Islam.

  9. Hank_M says:

    “Americans have more to fear from right-wing extremists than from Muslim extremists.”

    Not according to the FBI’s most wanted Terrorist list.

    There is one animal rights terrorist. Everyone else is Muslim. There are no Christian or right wing terrorists on the list at this time.

  10. Hoss says:

    “Americans have more to fear from right-wing extremists than from Muslim extremists”

    Congratulations, you just broke the internet for the most ignorant remark ever posted across it’s transom.

  11. Jeffery says:

    Hoss n Hank,

    The FBI most wanted terrorist list contains terrorists that haven’t been captured who committed overseas crimes against American interests, and have been indicted by US Grand Juries.

    Most refer to crimes committed in the 1980 and 1990s and are living in foreign lands, not the US.

    Domestic terrorists are usually captured or killed.

    How many violent acts are committed by Muslims in the US compared to right-wing nut jobs in the US?

    Right-wing nut jobs are a greater threat to Americans than Muslims. I’m right and you are wrong.

  12. Hank_M says:

    No Jeffery, you are not right, you are delusional.

    One need only look at the list of 40 terrorist plots that were prevented in the US before they could be carried out
    since 9/11 to see how wrong you are.

    Your hatred of your political opponents coupled with your insufferable ego clouds your “judgement”.

  13. Deserttrek says:

    lets see

    the majority of wanted domestic terrorists are black
    this guy looks like he should be named abdul bin whitebread

    the jeffs and variations there of need a lot of fresh air

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