Kansas: Muslim Convert to Plead Guilty in WMD Suicide Plot Against Airport aimed at inflicting “maximum carnage”

ByPamela Geller on June 7, 2015
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A Muslim convert, Terry Loewen planned a suicide bomb attack aimed at inflicting “maximum carnage” that would have killed and injured hundreds of people during the busy holiday travel season. The final plan — hatched in an undercover scheme with two FBI agents posing as co-conspirators — was to detonate the device between terminals and Loewen would die as a martyr, prosecutors said.

At first the defense tried the Hamas-CAIR ruse of accusing the FBI of “entrapment.” That clearly didn’t fly, but more to the point, isn’t it the jihadic doctrine that entraps? How is it that this “misunderstanding” of Islam became so widespread? Where are Muslims in the US teaching against the ideology that gives rise to this violence?

Right now, nothing is being done to stop jihad recruiting in US mosques. If the moderates really reject extremism, let them show it by instituting genuine programs to teach against this view of Islam.

“Man accused of plotting suicide bomb attack at Kansas airport plans to change his plea,” FOX news, June 05, 2015

A man accused of plotting a suicide bomb attack at a Wichita airport told a federal court Friday that he intends to change his not-guilty plea.

A docket notation shows the change-of-plea hearing for Terry L. Loewen is set for Monday afternoon before U.S. District Judge Monti Belot in Wichita.
terry loewen Muslim convert

Loewen, a former avionics technician, was arrested in December 2013 after authorities said he tried to bring a van filled with inert explosives onto the tarmac at Wichita’s Mid-Continent Airport, now called the Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport. He is charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, attempting to use an explosive device to damage property and attempting to give material support to al-Qaida.

Defense attorney John Henderson did not immediately respond to an email seeking about the development. The U.S. attorney’s office declined comment.

Prosecutors have alleged in court filings in the case that Loewen planned a suicide bomb attack aimed at inflicting “maximum carnage” that would have killed and injured hundreds of people during the busy holiday travel season. The final plan — hatched in an undercover scheme with two FBI agents posing as co-conspirators — was to detonate the device between terminals and Loewen would die as a martyr, prosecutors said.

Early on, Loewen’s defense team raised the issue of possible government entrapment, but their myriad of court filings to get charges dismissed or evidence thrown out have failed. Prosecutors have argued that Loewen was “well on his way” to becoming a violent terrorist before authorities began investigating him.

His case is among others in Kansas and around the country in which the government has used sting operations to thwart would-be domestic terrorist attacks.

In April, John T. Booker was arrested while allegedly trying to arm what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb inside a van near the Fort Riley military base in Kansas. A Topeka man, Alexander E. Blair, was later charged with conspiring with Booker.

In Chicago, a Lebanese immigrant pleaded guilty to two explosives counts and was jailed for placing a backpack he thought held a bomb by a crowded bar near Wrigley Field. And in another Chicago case, a U.S. citizen is accused of attempting to set off what he thought was a car bomb outside a bar in 2012.

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  • Uncle Bob

    I have a problem with this subject and that is WITH all the Terrorist brought here by the current Administration, we can only find a HOME grown one ! SET UP !

    • Lacouray Too

      Your avatar explains your problem.

  • Lacouray Too

    “This has nothing to do with islam.”
    This wilful blindness by those in authority is treasonous.
    This claim is empty when the common thread connecting ALL these occurrences is islam.

  • Lacouray Too

    In a war any means which is used by the authorities to bring the enemy down is legal.
    The mooslims have declared war.
    Entrapment should no longer be a defence in a case of terrorism.

  • cmh

    Baiting by police is so successful that I predict it will slowly be eliminated by the powerful left. In Canada it is beginning to die a slow death due to its success.

    http://www.theprovince.com/news/Surrey+couple+found+guilty+charges+legislature+bomb+plot/11103454/story.html

  • romain reuter

    So much violence, so many mass-murder-attempts by muslims all over the western world! And yet our politicians keep telling us that this has nothing to do with islam, which, according to them, is a peaceful religion? Do all this thousands and thousands of terrorists, wannbe-terrorists and their sympathizers get the islamic message wrong? Do they all misunderstand their own islamic teachings or are we being consciously lied to? Slowly but surely the apologets for islam owe us an explanation and an excuse for that matter!

    • Michael Garfinkel

      Don’t hold your breath.

    • Magnus Atheos

      The apologists are leftists who hate their own country and culture. These people will never stop until they completely destroy the western world. The only explanation they will give you is some warped reason why we are so evil compared to the rest of the world. Remember, WE are evil. Not the Muslims who rape, behead, and otherwise torture people. In the Democrat, Liberal, or other form of leftists mind it’s us. You see, we in the west enjoy this great evil freedom which people from other countries are literally dying to get into so we must be bad. They cry that the US interferes with the rest of the world. Funny though how when Obama pulled out of Iraq and stopped “interfering”, ISIS happened. Funny how when shit goes wrong in other parts of the world they beg for western aid. But don’t forget, WE are bad. Muslims will continue to be a threat while the greater threat, the leftists, are given any power.

    • Yankie

      The Apologist of Islam are as Guilty as all the Terrorist Groups you heard from all over the world who Fight Jihad (Call Mujahideen) For The Sake Of Allah Like:
      ► AL-SHABAAB (mean: The Youth or The Youngsters) – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► AL-QAEDA: (mean: “The Base”) Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAQ AND SYRIA (ISIS) or [the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham] Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► THE TEHRIK-E-TALIBAN: (TTP) (mean: Taliban Movement of Pakistan.) – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► HAMAS (Means: Islamic Resistance Movement) – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► HIZBOLLAH: Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► BOKO HARAM (mean: Western Education Is A Sin) – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► PALESTINIAN ISLAMIC JIHAD’S (PIJ): Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD: Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► LASHKAR-E TAYYIBA (LET): (mean: Army of the Righteous) – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► JAISH-E-MOHAMMED (JeM): (mean: Army of Mohammed) – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► KHUDDAM UL-ISLAM – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► AL-AQSA MARTYRS’ BRIGADES – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► JEMAAH ISLAMIAH Or [Islamiya] (JI) – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► THE LIBYAN ISLAMIC FIGHTING GROUP (LIFG): also known as [Al-Jama’a al-Islamiyyah al-Muqatilah bi-Libya] – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► TANZIM QA’IDAT AL-JIHAD FI BILAD AL-RAFIDAYN (QJBR): (mean: Al-Qaeda Organization in the Land of the Two Rivers) – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► ANSAR AL-ISLAM: is a Kurdish Islamic Insurgent Group (mean: Helpers of Islam) – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► THE BANGSAMORO ISLAMIC FREEDOM FIGHTERS (BIFF) – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► POPULAR FRONT FOR THE LIBERATION OF PALESTINE – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► ARMED ISLAMIC GROUP (GIA) – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► THE INDIAN MUJAHIDEEN – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► JAMA’AT AL-TAWID WAL-JIHAD – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► YOUTH ISLAMIC [MUJAHIDEEN] MOVEMENT – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► JANJAWEED MILITIA GROUP – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► EGYPTIAN ISLAMIC JIHAD – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► ABU HAFS AL-MASRI BRIGADES – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► MUJAHIDEEN OF THE ISLAMIC EMIRATE OF AFGHANISTAN (IIA) – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► FREE SYRIAN ARMY (FSA) – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► THE MOVEMENT FOR ONENESS AND JIHAD IN WEST AFRICA (MOJWA): (mean: Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa) – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► ABDULLAH AZZAM BRIGADES – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► THE CAUCASUS EMIRATE: or [The Imirat Kavkaz] (IK) – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► AL-NUSRA FRONT: or [Jabhat al-Nusra] – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► FATAH AL-ISLAM: (mean: Conquest of Islam) – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► TAWHID WAL JIHAD: or [Jahafil Al-Tawhid Wal-Jihad fi Filastin], (mean: The Armies of Monotheism and Jihad in Palestine) – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► AL’MUWAQI’UN BIL-DIMA; (mean: Those Who Sign With Blood), led by Mokhtar Belmokhtar, splintered from al-Qa‘ida operating in the Lands of the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► JEMAAH ANSHORUT TAUHID (JAT) or [Abu Bakr Ba‘asyir and similar variants] – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► ABU SAYYAF GROUP (ASG) – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► THE ISLAMIC JIHAD UNION (IJU) – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► ISLAMIC MOVEMENT OF UZBEKISTAN (IMU) – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► AL-TAWHID WAL JIHAD IN WEST AFRICA (TWJWA) Or [The Movement For Unity and Jihad in West Africa] (MUJAO), – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► THE HEZB-E-ISLAMI GULBUDDIN (HIG) – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► HIZB UT-TAHRIR (mean: Party of Liberation) – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► THE GREAT EASTERN ISLAMIC RAIDERS’ FRONT – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► KURDISH HEZBOLLAH (KH) – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► JAMAAT-UL-MUJAHIDEEN BANGLADESH (JMB) Or [Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen] – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► HARKAT-UL-JIHAD AL-ISLAMI (HuJI) – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► SIPAH-E-SAHABA PAKISTAN – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ►TEHREEK-E-NAFAZ-E-SHARIAT-E-MOHAMMADI (TNSM) – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► JAMAAT-UD-DAWA (JUD) – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ►ABU NIDAL ORGANIZATION (ANO) – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► ABU HAFS AL-MASRI BRIGADES – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.
      ► ABU MUS’AB AL-ALMANI [Father of Mus’ab] – Are All Muslims Link To Terrorism.

  • dskofstad

    I note none of these acts are carried out by Baptists. Or Presbyterians.

  • Merlinever

    And when this Muslim convert pleads guilty, don’t just give him life in prison (at our expense) or deport him (in which case he could find a way to come back illegally and carry out his original plot); kill him and be done with it.

  • Max

    “Right now, nothing is being done to stop jihad recruiting in US mosques.”

    What possible basis could she have for claiming this?

  • Yankie

    The EneMedia Will Never Show These Statistics:

    UN Report That:
    – 22,000 Muslim Fighters from 100 countries are waging Jihad in Syria and Iraq!
    – 600 Muslims From Germany Are Fighting Jihad In The Middle-East!
    – Since 2001, there has been 53 Failed Islamic Terrorist Attacks Against New-York City Alone!
    – In United States, according to the Center of Immigration Studies, they estimates of 100,000 new Muslim immigrants per year, almost twice the level of the previous decade. It is also 10% of our annual immigrant population. If this trajectory continues, we will eventually reach the level of saturation France is currently experiencing with Muslim immigrants – roughly 10% of their population.

    The Teachings Of Muhammad In The Quran Creates A Terrorist Who Wants To Die Waging Jihad:

    ► In Canada, Damian Clairmont Convert To Islam Dies Waging Jihad In Syria with an al-Qaeda-linked Group Jabhat al-Nusra.”

    ► In France, Nicolas Bons was raised as an atheist. After he Converted To Islam, he became increasingly violent, and he died Fighting in a Terrorist attack in Syria.

    ► In United States, Terry Lee Loewen, Convert To Islam was charged for plotting a Suicide Bombing at a passenger terminal at the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport in Kansas.

    ►In Oklahoma, United States, Alton Nolen Convert To Islam and then began preaching the message of Muhammad to his co-workers. After he was fired, he decided to go on a Killing Spree, Beheading One Woman and injuring another before being shot by the police.

    ► In Germany, a young German who Convert To Islam “Abu Osama,” a name he picked because he “loved Osama bin Laden,” and former player on the German national soccer team was killed after he joined a Sunni Islamic Group to Fight Jihad in Syria. He was exhorting Muslims worldwide to join the Jihad Fight in Syria and establish a Caliphate to impose Islamic law on the entire globe. Abu Osama then calls for global jihad, saying “my brothers and sisters, come to…Fight in Jihad, since Jihad is an active commandment on every Muslim. …Donate Money (to Jihad). ” The German convert closes saying “we love death and we will win here.”

    ► In United Kingdom, Samantha Lewthwaite Convert To Islam After marrying a Terrorist Group Member became herself an alleged member of the Somalia-based Radical Islamic Jihadist (Militant) Terrorist Group Al-Shabaab. She has been accused of orchestrating grenade attacks at non-Muslim places of worship and other atrocities.

    ► in CANADA: William Plotnikov, converted to islam joined a Terrorist Group: “Caucasian Emirate” in Dagestan (Russia) and he died fighting against Russian government forces!

    ► In United states – Christopher Lee Cornell, converted to Islam was arrested for plotting an ISIS-inspired Massive Attack (Suicide bomb, etc.) on the U.S. Capitol sent shockwaves across the country. El Khalifi is another lone wolf who was stopped by the FBI. Pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

    ► In United states – Elton Simpson Converted To Islam Dies In A Police Shootout While Attempting To Massacre Over 100+ People At A Draw Muhammad Free Speech Event In Garland, Texas!

    ► In Australia- Jasmina Milovanov Converted To Islam Leaves Children to Join An Islamic Terrorist Group ISIS In Syria. Jasmina Milovanov, 26, abandoned her two
    children, aged five and seven, with a babysitter earlier this month before telling friends she was in “Sham” — Arabic slang for Syria.

    ► In Germany – Twin Brothers Kevin and Mark Converted To Islam, Join ISIS, Die in Suicide Attacks in Iraq. One of the two brothers died in a Suicide Bombing in April, the magazine ‘Dabiq’ reports. Known within the organisation as Abu Mus’ab al-Almani – father of Mus’ab, the German – the 25-year-old is reported to have driven a truck containing seven tonnes of explosives into the headquarters of the 4th Regiment of the Iraqi army in Wilayat Shamal, northwest of Baghdad. The magazine reports that the subsequent explosion completely destroyed the command centre building.