The story waits until paragraph 16 to point out his religion, of course.
A Florida man was busted for a twisted terrorist bombing against a synagogue, which he wanted to be on the scale of the Sept. 11 attacks.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s month-long sting operation against James Gonzalo Medina, 40, ended with the wannabe terrorist arrested on Friday, as he was walking toward the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center with an inert explosive, court documents revealed.
Undercover agents had been following Medina since March 27, after he stirred up conversations about attacking a synagogue during Passover — which he mistakenly referred to as Yom Kippur the entire time.
“This is gonna be like, like f—in’ September 11 s—!,” Medina said in excitement to the FBI informant.
Medina had scouted out the synagogue, sketching out the building’s layout, noting where the security cameras were while planning his terrorist attack.
Medina showed no mercy in his plot, telling informants he didn’t care if innocent women and children were killed in the bombing.
“I wanna see damage happen to their ass, I wanna see something man,” he told the undercover agent.
He was giddy with excitement for the murderous plot, even relishing the thought of being able to see the bomb detonated at the synagogue.
Giddy with excitement over possible mass murder. Religion of peace, yo!
Medina, who converted to Islam about four years ago, told investigators he wanted to “strike back for all the wars and his goal was to send a message,” court documents showed.
He wanted his attack to inspire a series of copycat terrorist acts across the country.
At his court appearance on Monday afternoon, Medina attempted to jump into a speech before the judge shut him up, the Sun Sentinel reported.
“I’ve got a few words of my own. … My name is James Medina, also known as James Muhammad,” the suspected terrorist said, according to the local newspaper.
Sure is showing a lot of remorse.