October 20, 2012

Awlaki's Martyrs March On

Judith Miller, City Journal

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According to the complaint filed in federal district court in New York, Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, 21, a student from Bangladesh arrested Wednesday and charged with trying to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in Manhattan’s Financial District, was the latest Islamist militant to try to follow the example of the radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and the English-language magazine, Inspire, created in his honor. Quazi Nafis, who came to the United States last January on a student visa, had big dreams. He didn’t want just to assassinate a senior, unidentified American official, or launch an attack on a military base in Baltimore that would kill only a single guard.

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