The Cybercast News Service website reports that a 26-year-old Massachusetts Muslim man was arrested today (September 28, 2011) and accused of plotting to destroy the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol with GPS-guided remote-controlled drone aircraft filled with explosives.
Rezwan Ferdaus -- a U.S. citizen from Ashland, Massachusetts -- was arrested in nearby Framingham when undercover federal agents delivered materials he had requested at a warehouse for his alleged plan -- including grenades, six machine guns, and a C-4 explosive.
Ferdaus -- a graduate of Northeastern University with a bachelor's degree in physics -- appeared in a court in Worcester this afternoon, and a federal judge ordered him held without bail.
According to federal records, Ferdaus began planning "jihad" against the U.S. in early 2010. He allegedly believed he would have a great psychological impact by killing many Americans, whom he described as "enemies of Allah."