A Florida Man Seeking Revenge on Colleges Is Arrested for Plotting Terrorist Attacks With the Help of 'ISIS'

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Salman Rashid is in big trouble.

As noted by The Washington Post, the Florida man was mad at Miami Dade College and Broward College — he’d been suspended from the former and expelled from the other.


So the 23-year-old allegedly met with ISIS members to plan attacks on the schools.

Sounds like a super sound terroristic tactic.

But he hit a snag: The ISIS guys were, in fact, undercover agents for the FBI.


Therefore, he’s been charged with soliciting another person to commit a crime of violence.

Salman may not be the brightest guy in the cave. The FBI — as ISIS — just contacted him via Facebook.

As per filed documents, he was given the boot from Miami Dade after stalking and sending threatening texts a female student.

Among his messages were these:

“The creator [has] decided our destiny and chosen separate paths for us.”

“[In the] hereafter, [we’ll] meet once again. But things will be a little different :). You will not have excuses, will not be given a choice and will have to come closer to me.”


Reportedly, he was expelled from Broward for not telling them about what happened at Miami Dade.

What’s that song? Oh, yeah:

As for attracting the feds, NBC News reports it was a pretty straight forward affair:

The Federal Bureau of Investigation began monitoring Rashid’s Facebook posts in April 2018, after he displayed a “growing hatred for America, non-Muslims” and others, and professed a belief in the “violent overthrow” of the “democratic system,” the documents say.

The FBI say he told them he “wanted to leave this world because there is nothing for him.”

But I guess he decided to stay and screw stuff up:

In May, a couple of weeks after the source encouraged him to attend counseling that was required by Miami Dade, he asked the source to help recruit ISIS “brothers” to “avenge perceived attacks on Muslims,” the documents say.

After a supposedly successful recruitment effort, the source and Rashid later agreed on the method of attack — a bombing — and the targets: the deans of Miami Dade and Broward, the documents say.

“These two people, they need to die,” Rashid told the source in a recorded conversation, the documents say.

Though perhaps rushed previously, time is now on Salman’s side: He’s primed for a brainstorming session under the roof of a federal prison, during which he’ll have a maximum of 20 years to come up with a more sophisticated plan.


Maybe the girl from college will visit him.

Well, maybe not–



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