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Good Reads: Model-Plane Bomber, Mass Graves in Kashmir, and Occupy Wall Street

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(Read caption) This undated photo released Wednesday by the US Department of Justice shows a large remote controlled aircraft similar to what the department says suspect Rezwan Ferdaus plotted to fill with C-4 plastic explosives to use in an attack of the Pentagon and US Capital. Ferdaus of Ashland, Mass., was arrested in a federal sting operation Wednesday, in Framingham, Mass.

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This week brought us news of another terror threat spoiled by American law-enforcement, and this time the threat appears to be a local boy from the Boston suburb of Ashland. Rezwan Ferdaus, a US citizen and graduate of Northeastern University, planned to use small model airplanes packed with explosives to launch attacks against the Pentagon and the US Capitol Building.

As the Monitor’s Brad Knickerbocker reports, the arrest of Mr. Ferdaus is seen as “a textbook case in what to look for and how to respond to “lone-wolf” jihadis intent on doing their fellow Americans harm.” It is underscores the need, Mr. Knickerbocker quotes Rep. Peter King as saying, that “to continue efforts to combat domestic radicalization and the evolving threat of ‘lone wolf’ extremists.”


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