Hasher Jallal Taheb, the 21-year old Georgia man charged with plotting to attack the White House and other targets, has used the name “Hasher McCloud” in the United States, according to sources and civilian data.
Taheb was planning on traveling to ISIS territory prior to his return to the United States to carry out the planned attack on the White House.
“[U.S. Attorney B.J.] Pak said Taheb intended to use IEDs and an anti-tank rocket to carry out the attacks.
The criminal complaint, which accuses him of plotting to destroy a government building, said a community member contacted law enforcement in March 2018 to say that Taheb had become radicalized.
On Aug. 25, 2018, Taheb allegedly put his vehicle up for sale. An FBI informant reached out to show interest and met with the suspect days later.
Taheb allegedly said he planned to travel to “hijra,” a term said to refer to Islamic State territory and he was selling the car to fund the trip. But he didn’t have a passport.
He allegedly told the informant he wanted to attack the White House and Statue of Liberty in jihadist attacks.”
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