Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis
Home Grown Terrorist
Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis tried to blow up the New York Federal Reserve Bank in lower Manhattan, New York on October 17, 2012. The FBI arrested him after he attempted to detonate what he thought was a 1,000 pound bomb. He was 21 years old when he tried to detonate the bomb. He had been living in Jamaica, New York. He came to the USA from Bangledesh in January 2012. He wanted to conduct a terrorist attack that would inflict major damage on the US economy. In February 2013, he pled guilty in a packed federal courtroom. He also apologized, saying "I no longer support violent jihad and deeply and sincerely regret my involvement in this case." In August 2013, he was sentenced to 30 years in prison.