A Muslim refugee from Iraq and ISIS sympathizer was arrested after planning bomb attacks at two Houston malls.
A bond hearing is set for next week in the arrest of a Houston-area resident accused in an ISIL-related terror plot. Federal officials say Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan, 24, began assisting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant back in 2014. (KHOU)
Omar Faraj Saeed Al-Hardan was granted legal permanent residency status in the United States in August 2011.
A Palestinian born in Iraq who entered the United States as a refugee was an Islamic State sympathizer planning to set off bombs at two Houston malls, a federal investigator was quoted as telling a U.S. court on Wednesday.
U.S. investigators began looking into Omar Faraj Saeed Al-Hardan in 2014 and found that he was buying components on eBay to detonate homemade bombs, the Houston Chronicle quoted Herman Wittliff, a Department of Homeland Security special agent, testifying at a federal court hearing.
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