Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis

Charged: November 15, 2012
Affiliation
Al Qaeda
State
New York
District
Eastern District of New York
Sting
Yes
Involves Informant
Yes
Charges
  • Material support
  • Use, threats, or attempts to use weapons of mass destruction
FISA Notification
No
Pleaded Guilty: February 07, 2013
Sentenced: August 09, 2013
Imprisonment
life
Details
Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis
  • Age
    28
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    Asian
A Bangladeshi citizen in the United States on a student visa, Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis told an undercover FBI informant that he was inspired by Osama bin Laden and wanted to wage jihad in the United States. The informant introduced Nafis to an undercover FBI agent posing as an Al Qaeda member. Nafis told the undercover agent he wanted to bomb the New York Stock Exchange. As part of the FBI sting, the undercover agent provided everything Nafis needed for a car bomb. Nafis was arrested after delivering and attempting to detonate what he thought was a real bomb.
Current Location
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  • Edgefield
  • edgefield, SC
  • Medium Security
  • Federal Correctional Institution