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Syrian refugee charged in US church bombing plot due in court

Syrian refugee charged in church bombing plot due in court

A Syrian refugee charged with plotting to bomb a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania church to inspire followers of the ISIS is due in federal court Friday.

A criminal complaint alleges Mustafa Mousab Alowemer planned to bomb an unidentified church on Pittsburgh’s north side, and purchased materials he thought were necessary to build a bomb. He also allegedly provided plans and a map to an undercover FBI agent he thought was a fellow ISIS supporter.

Alowemer is due in court Friday morning for a preliminary examination and detention hearing. Court documents don’t list an attorney for him.

The 21-year-old Syrian came to the US as a refugee in 2016.

 

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