Syrian arrested in Pittsburgh church attack plot

Syrian arrested in Pittsburgh church attack plot

A Syrian refugee who came to the US three years ago plotted to bomb a church this spring to inspire followers of the IS of Iraq, federal authorities said Wednesday. Mustafa Mousab Alowemer planned to bomb an unidentified church on Pittsburgh’s north side, and purchased materials he thought were necessary to build a bomb. Alowemer was born in Daraa, Syria and came to the US as a refugee in 2016.

Jason Culligan
Jason Culligan 7 months

What a complete and utter shock. Here in Europe Syrian refugees have never been implicated in or carried out ISIS led and funded terrorist attacks at all and all of them have been nothing but productive and inclusive members of their host societies. Such an attack would be totally out of character and absolutely not indicative of a wider issue. /s

The Civic Nationalist
The Civic Nationalist 7 months

Let me guess, he's the real victim, bc he was so frustrated due to racism and Islamophobia, and was driven to this. Nvmd that these frustrated terrorists have that one thing that separates them from all the other people who've lived through difficulty yet don't plot attacks. Assuming he wasnt an infiltrator from the outset, the reality is living in the west is like constant temptation for a person whose philosophy completely disregards life on earth and thus dismisses anything not clearly decreed by their false God, meaning something as simple as having a drink with coworkers enures massive guilt while the cute girl who chats about her dreams in life is of no validity to someone who lives for the here after; Now add an out, an instant path to heaven to refocus from the distractions of this world and absolve all sins.

Captain Obvious
Captain Obvious 7 months

won't see this covered by MSM much; Syrian, refugee, and ISIS supporter... three strikes on the first pitch

Rocco Rattlebag
Rocco Rattlebag 7 months

Religion of peace: Join our misunderstood faith or I’ll fuckin blow you up!

Life of Ri
Life of Ri 7 months

I'm from Pittsburgh and am in church every Sunday in the Northside. I want to thank law enforcement for stopping this terrible attack and possibly saving my life. Thank God this was stopped!

Dust Phoxner
Dust Phoxner 7 months

Ahh Diversity I feel so enriched. Are you feeling now Mr. Krabs?

SimonR 7 months


Steven Cline
Steven Cline 7 months

Wait. ABC reported on this. My world view is in shambles.

Sir_Kutz 7 months

Death for treason!

blah blah
blah blah 7 months

Religion of peace.

Petri Fide
Petri Fide 7 months

Religion of Pieces

Just An Opinion
Just An Opinion 7 months

Not sending their best...

Tashawn Ross
Tashawn Ross 7 months

im waiting to see CNN or NBC cover this story

Watheverable GRAMPS
Watheverable GRAMPS 7 months

What a peaceful beautiful diverse religion!

WWG1WGA 7 months

Breaking news a terrorist plotting a terrorist attack. Leave these animals in the middle east where they belong killing each other not civilized westerners

david dindu
david dindu 7 months

sadly nobody cares unless there r dead people

Barny Fraggles
Barny Fraggles 7 months

What a shock, it’s just so unpredictable...

GG WP 7 months

Why aren't all of these creatures purged? How can some governments be as treasonous as to ALLOW them in?

Innerparty 7 months

Remember "diversity is our strength", assuming you survive Moe's blast.

J. S. Dietrich
J. S. Dietrich 7 months

FBI infiltration? Now im curious whose idea this was.

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