Saudi Student In Texas Arrested For Terror Plots
February 24, 2011
February 24 2011- Militant Islam Monitor-A Saudi Arabian national who was studying at South Plains College in Texas has been arrested on charges of plotting terrorist attacks in the United States. One of the alleged targets was the ranch of President Bush.
Khalid Aldawsari was living in the U.S. on a student visa. The FBI was made aware of him after he attempted to buy bomb making chemicals. A search of his apartment turned up a journal which had entries about his intent to carry out a terror attack and praise for Osama Bin Laden as well as strategic information about what would be needed in order to prepare an attack.
According to Reuters:
FBI agents received on February 1 a tip from a chemical supply company, Carolina Biological Supply in North Carolina, after Aldawsari tried to order 10 500-ml bottles of concentrated phenol, a chemical that can be used to make the explosive picric acid. A freight company also called police after he tried to have the chemicals delivered there…The list of targets for his alleged plot included the address in Dallas for former President George W. Bush, 12 reservoirs and dams in California and Colorado, nuclear power plants, New York City and a Dallas night club. He also researched baby accessories like a stroller, diapers and a doll as a possible way to conceal explosives or weapons.
Court documents are posted at http://www.investigativeproject.org/case/512