The BBC reports…
A 20-year-old US citizen has been charged with attempting to explode a car bomb at Fort Riley in Manhattan, Kansas.
John T Booker Jr was making final preparations to carry out the suicide attack on behalf of the Islamic State (IS), the FBI said.
Mr Booker previously had tried to join the US Army, but was denied entry because of internet posts about “jihad”.
Authorities say that US personnel were never in danger.
And that’s it from the BBC…..ah….the BBC has just updated….but not really…….still a ‘Mr Booker’ in the frame.
And yet there is so much more out there……
John T Booker, also known as Muhammed Abdullah Hassan…
He’d already been arrested by the security services in the US last year, put in mental health facility and presumably released as he has been re-arrested today.
On 20 March 2014, the Kansas City Division FBI became aware of an individual named BOOKER aka Muhammad Abdullah Hassan who had publicly stated his intention to commit jihad, bidding farewell to his friends and making comments indicating his jihad was imminent. BOOKER had been recruited by the US Army in Kansas City, Mo., in February 2014 and was scheduled to report for Basic Training on 7 April 2014. Kansas City Division Agents interviewed BOOKER on 20 March 2014.
His YouTube site is still up offering us videos from the likes of Anwar Al Awlaki.
A much fuller report than the BBC’s is available from ‘Business Insider UK’.…very strange….are they the UK’s premier news gathering service with the largest number of journalists outside of China?
Why is it so many other people, including mere bloggers, report so much more than the BBC?