The recent events in Europe are matched by a growing anxiety in the United States about homegrown terror. ABC News had exclusive video of an FBI sting to take down of a homegrown radical. Amine El Khalifi, is a Moroccan national who lived just outside Washington DC and had plans to carry out an attack on members of Congress.
Khalifi believed that the war on terror was a war on Islam. He conspired with an FBI agent, after they were tipped off by an associate, who posed as Al Aqaeda. The FBI recorded everything, his admission that he wanted to go into a public place to wanting a bigger bomb.
Khalifi even went to a rock quarry to detonate the type of bomb he believed he would use on the Capitol. “Brother, this is not strong enough man,’ Khalifi said after the bomb detonated.
In February 2012 Khalifi was arrested two blocks away from the Capitol building trying to put on what he thought was a suicide vest.
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