The FBI has arrested a man near Dearborn, Michigan for attempting to carry out a large terror attack in Detroit on behalf of ISIS.
Documents show the terror suspect wanted to target a church because “people can’t have guns” there.
According to reports:
“Federal authorities arrested a Dearborn Heights resident for his allegiance to ISIS by monitoring his Twitter account and gun purchases.
The arrest comes as Twitter announced it suspended 125,000 ISIS-related accounts over the past six months.
Khalil Abu-Rayyan, 21, was being watched by the feds since May 2015
In conversation’s between Abu-Rayyan and the undercover agent, Abu-Rayyan described his desire to commit a martyrdom operation.
The complaint filed in federal court doesn’t specify which Detroit church he was allegedly planning to attack, only that it was close and could seat 6,000 members.
The complaint quotes Abu-Rayyan saying:
“It’s easy, and a lot of people go there. Plus people are not allowed to carry guns in church. Plus it would make the news. Everybody would’ve heard. Honestly I regret not doing it. If I can’t do jihad in the Middle East, I would do my jihad over here.”