A 20-year-old Saudi man living in Texas was arrested Wednesday and charged with the attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction in connection with his alleged purchase of chemicals and equipment used to make an improvised explosive device (IED).
Federal authorities say that Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari wrote an e-mail to himself listing the Dallas address of former President George W. Bush as the “Tyrant’s House” and considered used infant dolls to conceal explosives and targeting of a nightclub with an explosive device concealed in a backpack.
Aldawsari allegedly wrote another e-mail titled “NICE TARGETS 01,” in which he sent himself the names of 12 reservoir dams in Colorado and California.
“You who created mankind….grant me martyrdom for Your sake and make jihad easy for me only in Your path,” Aldawsari allegedly wrote on a blog in which he posted extremist messages.
We’ve posted the criminal complaint here.
Late Update: We’ve got more on this story here.