The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) sent an agent to find Terry Loewen – on a pro-jihad website, of course.
Loewen is a 58 year old man who is an aviation electrician and described as “quite but polite”; yet has been arrested at the Mid-Continent Airport (MCA) in Wichita, Kansas under charges of Islamic home-grown terrorist who plotted to enact a suicide bombing operation at the airport.
Loewen worked for Hawker Beechcraft, manufacturer of personal aircraft for wealthy clientele.
Included are charges of attempting to use weapons of mass destruction, attempting to damage property, attempting to provide material support to al-Qaeda.
Loewen conveniently left a note to his family which was provided by prosecutors which said: “By the time you read this I will – if everything went as planned – have been martyred in the path of Allah. There will have been an event at the airport which I am responsible for. The operation was timed to cause maximum carnage and death.”
The FBI alleges that Loewen admired Osama bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki.
With coaxing from the FBI handler, Loewen was able to solidify the bomb threat and was given explosives to carry out the pre-prescribed attack.
It is alleged that Loewen would use “his access card” to get onto the “airport grounds to drive a van loaded with explosives to the terminal.”
Further claims include the assertion that Loewen “planned to pull the trigger on the explosives himself and die in the explosion.”
Michael Kaste, special agent for the FBI in charge of the case, went on about “lone wolves—home-grown violent extremists— [who] remain a very serious threat to our nation’s security.”
Kaste directly stated that he worries “most at home about the individuals we call ‘homegrown violent extremist.’ They are people who are inspired by al Qaeda, but who direct themselves, and equip themselves, to engage in their own version of jihad on behalf of terrorism interest.”
Further, Kaste admitted that “at no time was the public’s safety at risk, nor was the safety of any traveler at Mid-Continent Airport ever in jeopardy. The threat was real, and Terry Loewen was committed to executing this plan, but I can assure you, the public was never in any danger from the device.”
Dan Monnat, defense attorney not representing Loewen commented on the FBI indictment, saying: “If the fragile mental state of an otherwise upstanding individual is exploited to commit a crime that the individual otherwise would not have taken steps to commit, how does that make us safe and why spend taxpayer money on prosecution? If that is what happened here, we have to ask ourselves is grooming terrorists the best use of our taxpayer money for security if the person otherwise would never have taken further steps in furtherance of terrorism. What is the point?”
The police have abused the claim of terrorism to arrest and charge protesters who oppose fracking in Oklahoma City.
The protesters held a sign that lost some of its glitter. Police said this “black substance” has enough of a cause for suspicion to justify the arrests.
Last March, the al-Qaeda attributed online publication “Inspire” released a featured article providing tips on how to use improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to turn a car into a bomb.
The publication, called “Inspire” explicitly explains how to wage Jihad and turn a parking lot of cars into a potentially dangerous and life threatening event.
Defining “America’s worst nightmare” as terrorizing average citizens by feeling unsafe while not knowing whether or not their cars will go up in flames, the point is to facilitate terroristic schemes with tips on how to avoid CCTV cameras and transport gas in an apple juice bottle.
Other instructions in previous publications include how to blow up an apartment buildings, commercial property such as skyscrapers while causing traffic accidents and spilling oil on roadways to cause car crashes.
Nearly 10 months ago, US Attorney General Eric Holder stated publically that he worries at night “about whether or not we have done all that we can to ensure that every threat has been adequately examined, that we put up our defenses in appropriate ways. So, yeah, I still go to bed worried at night.”
Holder claims that with al-Qaeda more wide-spread, the threat of home-grown terrorism is more palatable than before.
The US attorney general explained: “Core al Qaeda doesn’t have the capacity that it once did, but it’s metastasized in a number of ways. We now worry about the nodes of al Qaeda—al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, al Qaeda now in Africa, al Qaeda in Iraq. The threat is more widespread in terms of where those people are, where those significant people are. That’s how it’s different now.”
Holder goes on to say: “We have to be concerned about the homeland to the same extent that we are worried about the threat coming from overseas.”
According to a paper entitled “Challengers from the Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right” published by Combating Terrorism Center, a think-tank at the West Point US Military Academy that the “far-right”, “anti-federalist” and groups that support “civil activism, individual freedoms and self-government” are dangerous as “racist/white supremacy movement, an anti-federalist movement and a fundamentalist movement.”
The paper asserts that Islamic extremists are coercing populations in the Middle East, Africa and Asia to assist them in gaining power with the purpose of over-throwing the US government and its allies.
The document states that these “espouse strong convictions regarding the federal government, believing it to be corrupt and tyrannical, with a natural tendency to intrude on individuals’ civil and constitutional rights. Finally, they support civil activism, individual freedoms, and self-government. Extremists in the anti-federalist movement direct most their violence against the federal government and its proxies in law enforcement.”
It goes on to correlate modern movements supporting a return to a Constitutional Republic as being violent conservatives living in the past. The report reads: “While liberal worldviews are future- or progressive -oriented, conservative perspectives are more past-oriented, and in general, are interested in preserving the status quo.” the report says. “The far right represents a more extreme version of conservatism, as its political vision is usually justified by the aspiration to restore or preserve values and practices that are part of the idealized historical heritage of the nation or ethnic community.”