Pennsylvania: Muslim Receives 17 Years in Prison for Jihadist Plot to Bomb Church

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Imagine if someone had planned to bomb a Pittsburgh mosque. Stories of “Islamophobia” would be rife in the mainstream media. But there will be little to no coverage of this.

“Syrian Refugee Who Masterminded Pittsburgh Church Bombing Sentenced to Prison,” Breaking 911, November 13, 2022:

A Pennsylvania man was sentenced yesterday to 208 months, more than 17 years, in federal prison, followed by life supervised release, for attempting to provide material support to Islamic State.

Mustafa Mousab Alowemer, 24, of Pittsburgh, pleaded guilty in the Western District of Pennsylvania on September 16, 2021 to one count of attempting to provide material support to ISIS in connection with its plan to attack a church in Pittsburgh.

“Alowemer admitted to planning a deadly bombing of a Pittsburgh church on behalf of ISIS,” said Assistant Attorney General Matthew G. Olsen of the Justice Department’s Homeland Security Division. “The Homeland Security Division was created to protect the nation from terrorist threats, and we remain vigilant against those who plan violent attacks on American soil to promote an extremist ideology.”

“Defendant’s plan to bomb a Pittsburgh church and risk death or injury to area residents on behalf of ISIS was thwarted by the extraordinary work of the Pittsburgh Joint Terrorism Task Force,” said US Attorney Cindy K. Chung for the Western District. from Pennsylvania. “Our office will continue to hold accountable individuals who threaten the safety of our communities.”

“I want to commend the great work of our Joint Terrorism Task Force, and that of its partners and sources, in successfully thwarting a planned terrorist attack on behalf of ISIS,” said Deputy Director Robert R. Wells of the Counterterrorism Division. from the FBI. “Alowemer’s plan to attack a church in Pittsburgh and inspire other ISIS supporters in the United States was unsuccessful thanks to the efforts of both federal and state law enforcement officials. This ruling demonstrates the commitment we share with our partners to seek justice against those who violate our laws and seek to harm innocents in our communities.”

According to court documents, Alowemer conspired to bomb a church located on Pittsburgh’s north side using an explosive device. His stated motivation for carrying out such an attack was to support the cause of ISIS and to inspire other ISIS supporters in the United States to unite and commit similar acts on behalf of ISIS. Alowemer also targeted the church, which he described as a “Nigerian Christian” church, to “take revenge on our [ISIS] brothers in Nigeria.” Alowemer knew that many people in the vicinity of the church could be killed by the explosion.

In support of the plot to bomb the church, in May 2019, Alowemer distributed several instructional documents related to the construction and use of explosives and IEDs to an individual Alowemer believed to be he was a supporter of ISIS, but he was in fact an employee of the FBI….

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