From Mad World: For the past five years, the Super Bowl has been one of the most-watched television events in United States history. However, there’s a chilling possibility it would have made history in 2016 for all the wrong reasons. According to ABC-15, Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem, who was initially in U.S. District Court in Phoenix on September 1 for planning a terrorist attack on the Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest that took place in Garland, Texas, is now facing charges for helping ISIS plan a chilling attack at another highly publicized event — the Super Bowl.
Kareem’s indictment has revealed he’d allegedly inquired about explosives to attack the upcoming Super Bowl. Now, he’s reportedly facing charges for conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Apparently, Kareem had turned to the Internet for answers to a few questions he had about explosive devices commonly used to plan attacks.
Prosecutors allege he researched traveling to the Middle East to fight alongside the group and inquired about the types of explosives that would be needed to blow up a mall and the stadium in metro Phoenix where the 2015 Super Bowl was held. – The Huffington Post
Kareem is accused of orchestrating the plot with Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, two of the assailants killed during a deadly shootout with the Garland Police Department outside the cartoon contest in Garland, Texas.
The indictment says Kareem, Simpson and Soofi began in 2014 to conspire to support Islamic State and considered targeting military bases, individual military service members, shopping malls and the Super Bowl. It says Simpson and Soofi drove to Yuma and other spots in Arizona near military installations after discussing the plan to attack bases. In a bizarre turn, authorities say Kareem faked having being struck by a car in a parking lot and later tried to make an insurance claim in a scheme intended to support the conspiracy.
In addition to researching and obtaining travel information to the Middle East, Kareem also researched pipe bomb explosives that could lead to catastrophic damage. Kareem has also been accused of promoting the crimes Simpson and Soofi committed in Garland, TX as he reportedly provided the guns they used in support of the Islamic State.
This is yet another example of how gun control is not the problem in America. The problem is warped and twisted people like Kareem who are using weapons for their own evil agenda. People like this, with evil, ulterior motives will always find ways to kill. If he went to such lengths to orchestrate this elaborate plot to terrorize a highly publicized sporting event without the use of a firearm, the problem is much bigger than guns. The Obama administration should really take situations like this into consideration because it speaks volumes. Gun control definitely wouldn’t have prevented this if Kareem wasn’t caught.