The 21-year-old student who allegedly planned to blow up the New York Federal Reserve and target President Obama in a terror plot is the son of a prominent Bangladeshi banker who spent all his savings sending the suspect to the U.S.
Quazi Nafis travelled to the U.S. in January on a student visa after he reportedly talked his father, the vice-president of a bank in Bangladesh, into financing his education in Missouri.
But he left after just one term and moved to New York City, claiming he hoped to transfer his studies – when in fact he began plotting how to ‘destroy America’, authorities say.
His family, from a middle-class neighbourhood of southeastern Dhaka, wept as they called the arrest ‘a racist conspiracy’ and referred to Nafis as their ‘pride and joy’.
He was arrested on Wednesday after he allegedly tried to remotely detonate a fake 1,000-pound car bomb outside the building in lower Manhattan, only a few blocks from the World Trade Center.
New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said that a high-ranking official had been in the alleged terrorist’s sights. Sources said that the official was President Obama.
A day after the plot was foiled by an FBI and NYPD operation which saw Nafis being supplied with fake explosives by an undercover agent, his family has said they are stunned at his involvement.
Source: Daily Mail
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