Saudi Student Arrested In Texas On Terrorist Charges

Wait– are we allowed to call them terrorist yet?  Forget it.  Texas discovered a disgusting piece of slime that wormed it’s way into our country this week with the intent of using a weapon of mass destruction. Via the Blaze:

WASHINGTON (AP) — A young college student from Saudi Arabia studying chemical engineering in Texas purchased explosive chemicals over the Internet as part of a plan to hide bomb materials inside dolls and baby carriages to blow up dams, nuclear plants or the Dallas home of former President George W. Bush, the Justice Department said Thursday.

“It is war … until the infidels leave defeated,” the student wrote in online postings.

One of the chemical companies, Carolina Biological Supply of Burlington, N.C., reported suspicious purchases by Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, 20, of Lubbock, Texas, to the FBI on Feb. 1. Within weeks, federal agents had traced his other online purchases, discovered extremist posts he made on the Internet and secretly searched his apartment, computer and e-mail accounts and read his diary, according to court records.

Aldawsari, who was legally in the U.S. on a student visa, was expected to appear in federal court on Friday. He was charged Thursday with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. Aldawsari entered the U.S. in October 2008 from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to study chemical engineering at Texas Tech University, then transferred earlier this year to nearby South Plains College.

The terrorism case against Aldawsari was significant because it demonstrated that radicalized foreigners can live quietly in the U.S. heartland without raising suspicions from neighbors, classmates, teachers or others. But it also showed how quickly U.S. law enforcement can move when tipped that a terrorist plot may be unfolding.

I’m going to bet that while this had the capabilities of being horrifyingly disastrous, we won’t be getting much of a comment from our President.  The story continues from Global Post:

Aldawsari had been living legally in the United States on a student visa as he studied business at South Plains College in Lubbock, Texas.

The government began the investigation into Aldawsari after a North Carolina supply company reported on Feb. 1 that the young man tried to buy five liters of a chemical that can be used to make explosives. Authorities then discovered that the Saudi student had already bought large supplies of two other chemicals needed to make the explosive compound.

Aldawsari wrote in his journal that he planned on forming a new terrorist group modeled after Al Qaeda, according to an affidavit filed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Investigators said he wrote the following in his journal:

“I excelled in my studies in high school in order to take advantage of an opportunity for a scholarship to America … And now, after mastering the English language, learning how to build explosives, and continuous planning to target the infidel Americans, it is time for Jihad.”

It appeared that he had researched how to conceal bombs in children’s dolls and in backpacks.

He is due to appear in federal court Friday and if convicted faces life in prison.

When is our country going to wake up and start doing a better of job of screening these “school visas?”  We are voluntarily bringing these people over here, educating them on our dime and then setting them loose to kill innocent people through their acts of terror!

About The Author: Brittany Pounders is a conservative political commentator, blogger, and freelancer. She is a frequent guest columnist for The Toronto Sun, and can be heard through many different radio and media outlets such as The Blaze Radio Network, The Chris Salcedo Show, The Ed Dean Radio Show, has appeared on The Glenn Beck Show and regularly on cable news channels, including NewsmaxTv, One America News Network, America Trends, and the Fox News with Neil Cavuto. She resides in Texas with her husband and is raising three of the finest little people in the world. Follow her on… Facebook or @LibertyBritt