WASHINGTON (KDKA) — A Pittsburgh resident was arrested on terrorism charges after he allegedly was planning to attack a church on the North Side.
Mustafa Alowemer, a 21-year-old man that was admitted to the United States as a refugee from Syria, is facing one count of attempting to provide material support and resources to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) and two counts of distributing information relating to an explosive, destructive device or weapon of mass destruction.
“Targeting places of worship is beyond the pale, no matter what the motivation,” said Assistant Attorney General Demers. “The defendant is alleged to have plotted just such an attack of a church in Pittsburgh in the name of ISIS. The National Security Division and our partners will continue our efforts to identify and bring to justice individuals in our country who seek to commit violence on behalf of ISIS and other terrorist organizations. I want to thank the agents, analysts, and prosecutors who are responsible for this investigation.”
According to an affidavit, the FBI Pittsburgh Joint Terrorism Task Force, an investigation revealed that the man had plotted to place a bomb on the church and he was inspired by ISIS.
A Syrian refugee living in Pittsburgh was arrested Wednesday in an alleged plot to blow up a church in the name of the Islamic State.
Mustafa Mousab Alowemer, 21, is charged with one count of attempting to provide material support and resources to ISIS, as well as two counts of distributing information relating to an explosive, destructive device or weapon of mass destruction.
Alowemer was born in Daraa, Syria, and admitted to the U.S. as a refugee on Aug. 1, 2016, federal prosecutors said according to the criminal complaint against him. He recently graduated from a Pittsburgh-area high school and does not hold a U.S. passport.
Prosecutors allege that Alowemer said he was planning an attack against the Pittsburgh church in order to “take revenge for our [ISIS] brothers in Nigeria.” Alowemer allegedly plotted to attack the Legacy International Worship Center, a majority black church on the city’s north side, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.
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Before anyone gets out their hanky for the night of broken glass in Sri Lanka, remember muslims are KILLING people everywhere NON STOP
Gunmen have killed six people including a priest as Mass was being celebrated in a church in Dablo in northern Burkina Faso, officials say.
The attackers, said to number between 20 and 30, then burned down the church.
The town’s mayor, Ousmane Zongo, said that there was panic as other buildings were burned down and a health centre looted.
Jihadist violence has flared in Burkina Faso since 2016, and this is the third attack on a church in five weeks.
Notice the stark lack of adjectives. And these are not terrorists but “gunmen” and “attackers”.
The BBC had no problem finding quotable adjectives after Christchurch however.
The short list:
Terrorist”, “extremist, right-wing” terrorist.” and that’s as far as I read as BBC can induce a migraine in the logic circuit if looked at for too long.
After Notre Dame, whoever or whatever caused that fire, the determination of muslims to obliterate all other religions, and in the West, primarily Christianity is clear. The entire Government-media complex attempt to cover for it, to deny, mistranslate and otherwise attempt to prevent the public from knowing what Islam intends for us, and our cultures and legal systems cannot be successful.
So I am restoring what videos I can find of Islamic desecrations, arson attacks and attacks on any place of worship, or site of religious significance that has taken place since the recent new jihad against the West.
Jihad attach against a Church in South Carolina!
“Submit to God thru Islam” and “Muhammed is his prophet” were spray-painted on the outside of Historic Midway Presbyterian Church!
— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) April 16, 2019
(Alternate title: Who really burned down the Basilica of St. Denis)
An original translation by Oz-Rita with much thanks!
St. Denis is nearly exclusively inhabited now by Arabs/Muslims/Blacks — a no-go zone.
The Basilica of Saint-Denis is the last resting place of the Kings of France.
Saint-Denis: the alleged vandal of the basilica will be judged in May
A 41-year-old man appeared this Friday before the Court in Bobigny on charges of damaging the organ in the Basilica. The hearing has been postponed until May 10.
A dialogue of the deaf. “I don’t know how I’m involved in this case,” the defendant told the Bobigny court on Friday. Suspected of having damaging two doors, several stained glass windows and the organ of the Basilica of Saint-Denis in March, this 41-year-old man is being brought to trial for immediate appearance.
When asked whether he would prefer to postpone the date of his trial to prepare his defence, as provided for in the procedure, he replied that he “does not understand the French judicial system.”
Incriminated by his DNA
The 40-year-old was arrested on Thursday at the detention centre in Vincennes (Val-de-Marne), incriminated by his DNA found in the basilica. A Pakistani national, he arrived in France two months ago and does not speak French. He has already been cautioned by the law twice for damaging property in February.
Annoyed, the president of the court suggests that “the situation is not very difficult to understand” and reiterates her question. “How can I explain if I don’t understand it?” he persists.
The magistrate ended up wondering whether he “deliberately did not understand”. The court finally decided to postpone the trial until 10 May, and to place the accused in pre-trial detention until that date.
A psychiatric assessment was ordered.
2 Commentaries by readers:
1. by carinlzkaac
Degraded the Basilica where the Kings of France sleep… I hope the punishment will be heavy
2. by Scrol
As this individual will not be solvent, it is the taxpayer who will pay yet again
[Ed: Thank you Oz-Rita for the rapid translation!]
— NYPD 19th Precinct (@NYPD19Pct) March 27, 2019
Thank you Tania Groth for getting the footage, and Ibn Al-Malek for the translation.