In yet another plot against America from within her borders, a Muslim man in New Jersey has been indicted for providing material support for the terror group Hezbollah.
“The Department of Justice today announced that Alexei Saab, 42, of Morristown, New Jersey, also known as Ali Hassan Saab, Alex Saab, or Rachid, was charged today in a nine-count indictment for offenses related to his support for Hizballah [sic] and separate marriage-fraud offenses,” the DOJ said Thursday.
Saab reportedly worked as a Hezbollah operative and “conducted surveillance of possible target locations in order to help the foreign terrorist organization prepare for potential future attacks against the United States,” according to Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers.
The potential targets included the Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, the Empire State Building, local airports, tunnels, bridges, the Port Authority Bus Terminal, Grand Central Terminal, and the New York Stock Exchange, Heavy reported.
He was also allegedly paid to marry someone so that person could become a United States citizen, a common tactic among saboteurs.
The DOJ said that despite the fact that Saab was a naturalized citizen of the United States, his allegiance was to Hezbollah, the Shia Islamist terror organization founded in Iran in the 1980’s but currently operational in Lebanon, which serves as a proxy in the ongoing conflict between Iran and Israel and the West.
“As alleged, Saab began his training with Hizballah [sic] operatives overseas and, while living in the U.S., surveilled multiple locations in major cities,” the DOJ said.
Heavy said that Saab listed himself as an IT professional for Microsoft and college professor. He reportedly worked at Baruch College as an adjunct lecturer.
According to the DOJ, Saab joined Hezbollah in 1996, and attended his first training with the terror group in 1996, meaning that for more than two decades he was operating on behalf of the organization while living in the United States. One of the many lowlights of his time here, he allegedly attempted to murder a man whom he thought was an Israeli spy.
“In addition to his attack-planning activities in the United States, Saab conducted operations abroad,” the DOJ said. “For example, Saab attempted to murder a man he later understood to be a suspected Israeli spy. Saab pointed a firearm at the individual at close range and pulled the trigger twice, but the firearm did not fire. Saab also conducted intelligence-gathering for Hizballah [sic] in Istanbul, Turkey.”
He faces more than 60 years in prison if convicted and if the maximum prison sentences are imposed.
Saab joins the likes of the esteemed Awais Chudhary, a legal immigrant from Pakistan who three weeks ago was charged with planning an ISIS-inspired terror attack in New York City, Bilal al-Rayanni, a Yemeni national living in Arkansas who a month ago was charged with providing support to Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, and Delowar Mohammed Hossain, an American Muslim who two months ago was arrested before attempting leave the United States to fight on behalf of the Taliban.
Peter D'Abrosca is a freelance investigative reporter, author, and conservative political commentator.
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