Unfortunately, terrorism isn’t someone else’s problem–it’s ours. According to Fox News in Tampa Bay, Florida, Sami Osmakac has been arrested in Florida and charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. Mr. Osmakac is a naturalized American citizen from Kosovo.
CBN News reports that:
The U.S. Department of Justice said Osmakac recorded an eight-minute video shortly before his arrest, saying he wanted to bring terror to his “victims’ hearts” and get “payback” for the wrongs he felt were done to Muslims.
The irony here is that the United States intervened in the former Yugoslavia to stop the killing of Muslims.
Fox News reports:
Among Osmakac’s alleged bomb targets were nightclubs in the Ybor City area of Tampa, the operations center of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in Ybor City, and a business in the South Tampa area.
As part of the second portion of his planned attack, Osmakac allegedly told the undercover FBI employee that, after the car bomb was detonated, he wanted to wear an explosive belt and “get in somewhere where there’s a lot of people” and take hostages.
I simply don’t understand the need to kill innocent people in the name of Allah.