Family In Shock Over Bangladeshi Student’s Terror Bomb Plot
The Associated Press
Following Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis’ arrest for plotting to blow up the Federal Reserve, his shocked family has quickly defended the 21-year-old and insists he is innocent. His father, a banker from north Dhaka, told the Associated Press, “My son can’t do it…He is very gentle and devoted to his studies. I spent all my savings to send him to America.”
The NYPD-FBI joint Terrorism Task Force foiled Nafis’s plot to detonate a 1,000 pound bomb in New York’s Federal Reserve that he built with help from an undercover officer. He allegedly boasted that he wanted to “destroy America” and explored an assassination attempt on President Obama.
Nafis was on a student visa to study computer programming at the ASA Institute of Business and Computer Technology. He will likely face life in prison if convicted of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and provide material support to Al Qaeda.