Alabama man planning terrorist attack frequented local Islamic center

ALABAMA- Huntsville police say Aziz Sayyed, 22, is facing a charge of soliciting or providing support for an act of terrorism. On Thursday afternoon, Sayyed was arrested as part of an ongoing investigation between Huntsville Police and the FBI.

A citizen tip led investigators to Sayyed, who frequented the Huntsville Islamic Center, according to worshipers interviewed by local news station WAAY 31.  Reportedly, the worshipers are “outraged by the allegations.”

“If I heard him talking about bombing or killing people, trust me, before he finished the sentence I would’ve been on the phone calling law enforcement,” said Aladin Beshir.

In July 2015, another member of the Huntsville Islamic faith community made the news. Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez killed four Marines and injured three other people in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Abdulazeez, who was killed by responding police officers after the shooting rampage, was called a “renegade” by a member of the Huntsville Islamic Center, who was interviewed after the 2015 incident. You can see that video below.

According to WAAY 31, Huntsville investigators have informed the community that “Sayyed’s arrest eliminates any threat to Huntsville and Madison County, including Redstone Arsenal.”


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