An American supporter of the Islamic State has been arrested after he plotted to blow a hole in the White House with an anti-tank rocket and storm the building.
Hasher Jallal Taheb, 21, from the town of Cumming, Georgia, was arrested by the FBI on Wednesday, on the eve of his planned attack.
He had been watched since March, after police were tipped off that he had become radicalised, changed his name, and was attempting to sell his car to fund his travel to territory held by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil).
He was thwarted by not having a passport, and so changed plans, intending, he told an informant, ” to conduct an attack in the United States against targets such as the White House and the Statue of Liberty.”
Source: The Telegraph