Christopher Lee Cornell, also known as Raheel Mahrus Ubaydah, was recently charged with attempted murder of a government official, solicitation to commit a crime, and possession of a firearm with intent to commit a violent crime. So what did he plan to do? Blow up the United States Capitol building in Washington, D.C., then gun down people as they fled the building.
According to the International Business Times, the FBI had spent the past 5 months investigating Cornell, who became interested in radical ideas after reading radical literature and media like Inspire, Al Qaeda’s online magazine. The FBI’s investigation does not suggest any formal link between Cornell and Al Qaeda or other terrorist organizations, according to the International Business Times.
The 20-year-old Ohio native was arrested January 15 outside Point Blank West, a gun shop and shooting range in Cincinnati, by an FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force that included members of several Ohio police departments, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Secret Service.
Cornell’s parents stated that they believe their son is the victim of a setup, saying he did not have the money to buy the guns or ammo (he’d just bought 2 AR-15 assault rifles and 600 rounds of ammo when he was arrested), saying that he got the money from the FBI.
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