A Pakistani immigrant, naturalized American, pleaded guilty this week to planning a terrorist attack for the Islamic State (ISIS) in Queens, New York.
Awais Chudhary, 22, of Pakistani descent, pleaded guilty in federal court to providing material support to ISIS.
Chudhary is an immigrant from Pakistan who obtained naturalized U.S. citizenship, likely through the process known as “chain migration” where newly naturalized citizens can bring, on green cards, an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the United States. United.
According to prosecutors, in August 2019, Chudhary conspired to carry out a stabbing attack on US citizens at a Dunkin’ Donuts near his parents’ home in the East Elmhurst neighborhood of Queens.
In one instance, Chudhary researched the best place to stab the human body to inflict the most harm.
Chudhary also allegedly plotted to target specific locations with what he called “bucket bombs”, dropping them at bridges that cross over the Grand Central Parkway and Flushing Bay boardwalk. The attack allegedly involved Chudhary throwing bombs at oncoming traffic.
Prosecutors said Chudhary scouted all the locations he planned to attack and ordered the knife he planned to use as well as tactical gear, including a harness to hold a cellphone so he could broadcast the attacks live on social networks.
Chudhary faces up to 20 years in prison.
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