New Yorkers Wary After Alleged Terror Plot Against Pentagon

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The arrest of a Massachusetts man who allegedly plotted to fly remote-control planes into the Pentagon has New Yorkers talking.

Rezwan Ferdaus, a U.S. citizen, wanted to deal a blow to “enemies of Allah” by blasting the Capitol dome to “smithereens,” reported CBS News.

Model planes would’ve been guided by GPS and flown at speeds greater than 100 MPH. The model aircraft – up to 80 inches long – could carry up to five pounds of explosives.

Ferdaus allegedly told authorities he was driven to kill Americans.

“I just can’t stop. There is no other choice for me,” Ferdaus allegedly told undercover agents.

“This is yet another instance of a U.S. citizen planning to commit violent jihad on behalf of Al Qaeda,” Rep. Peter King (R-NY), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security said.

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This undated Massachusetts driver license photo obtained by WBZ-TV in Boston shows Rezwan Ferdaus of Ashland, Mass., arrested Wednesday, September 28, 2011 in Framingham, Mass. (Courtesy WBZ-TV, Boston)

“The fact that Ferdaus is a very well-educated physicist should serve as a reminder to us that the threat of Islamic terrorism transcends socioeconomics and does not only emanate from the poor and under-privileged,” King said.

Sounding off on our Facebook page, viewers offered up their reactions.

“He’s a traitor,” wrote Rosemary Shields. “It’s sad to know our people can be brainwashed into terrorism.”

Some folks took issue with the decision to report the details of the plot.

“Broadcasting the intentions only fuels the thought process for the next attempt,” wrote Aidan Beirne.

Others disagreed.

“I kinda think it’s important to report on these things so the general public can be made more aware of things to keep our eyes open to,” wrote Michelle Sheppard.

“What’s next,” wrote Beirne, “Remote-control cars? Next thing you know, we will have to have a background check to shop at Toys R Us or FAO.”

What’s your reaction to the plot? Sound off in our comments section below or on our Facebook page.

  • DanTe

    FACT: Everywhere where there are mu-slimes, sh-!t happens.

    China — sh-!t happens
    (suicide bombers that kill little children and run amok with metal pipes in the streets)

    India — sh-!t happens
    (mu-slimes burned 100s of Hindus alive in packed trains and burned villagers alive while they slept)

    Middle East — sh-!t happens
    (suicide bombers that kill little children)

    Russia — sh-!t happens
    (suicide bombers that kill women and children in crowded theaters)

    South East Asia — sh-!t happens
    (muslime thugs who kidnap teachers, school children, nurses, priests for ransom, than murder them all)

    Europe — sh-!t happens
    (suicide bombers that kill little children)

    USA — 9/11 happened

    Notice the pattern here? Even you sanctimonious twits can’t be that dense.

    Goes to reason, no mu-slimes, no sh-!t.
    All these camel turds understand is violence and lies anyway. I say we oblige them by killing them all and then lie about how sorry we are.

    Islam. It’s a disease. And like any other infestations of boils, pox and pestilence, it should be eradicated. You don’t talk to diseases. You eradicate them like you did polio and small pox.

    And some bleeding heart imbecile here will write that it’s just a few “radical” individuals that are murderous, just like any other society. But then conveniently forgetting about the Fact that it happens worldwide and by a LOT MORE than just a few individuals. And they also continues to blank out of their empty heads the worldwide muslime jubilee celebrations as people burned on 9/11.

  • Butch70

    Well it always take a educated idiot to do these things.

  • steffi

    He just made a case for the use of undercover police going into the muslim communities. The terrorist are not about religion, they are about power and control. They want to kill muslims and non-muslims who don’t think like themselves. What are they preaching in these mosques? They sure not preaching the glory of GOD.

  • LG

    Now they want to fly piñatas into buildings?

  • Roger Cotton

    Some say this guy is a traitor, but this is not about nationality. It is about religion. Muslim extremists are attacking all over the world. It’s not just about our country. Islam is on the march worldwide to convert everyone or kill them. The Koran says to do that. Hope it can be contained somehow…

  • Ellen

    The family in itself was rather aloof and kept to themselves according to the neighbors. Wonder if the mom and dad are somehow radical themselves.

  • marx engels

    Hey Elmont, Franklin Square, New Hyde Park, and Floral Park “Patriots”, keep selling your homes to them, for CASH, that’s the American way, right?

    • House for sale

      THE almighty dollar is always welcome I would sell my house to Satan if he would buy it cash right now.

  • michaelfury

    “planes would’ve been guided by GPS”

    It’s been done.

  • JoDanny

    lol, people taking this terrorist nonsense WAY too seriously dude.

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