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Syrian refugee arrested for alleged ISIS terror plot to attack Christian church in Pittsburgh

"To support the cause of ISIS and to inspire other ISIS supporters..."

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Federal prosecutors say that a Syrian refugee was arrested for allegedly planning a terror attack on a Christian church in Pittsburgh.

21-year-old Mustafa Mousab Alowemer was accused of the plot "to support the cause of ISIS and to inspire other ISIS supporters in the United States."

The Department of Justice announced the arrest on Wednesday.

Alowemer was born in Daraa, Syria, and came to the United States as a refugee in 2016, according to the criminal filing.

"Alowemer also distributed propaganda materials, offered to provide potential targets in the Pittsburgh area, requested a weapon with a silencer, and recorded a video of himself pledging an oath of allegiance to the leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi," read a statement from the DOJ.

The complaint alleges that he was targeting the Legacy International Worship Center in Pittsburgh for a bomb attack because they had Nigerian attendees and he wanted "revenge for [ISIS] brothers in Nigeria."

The FBI says they were tipped off about the plot by comments he made on social media where he indicated that he wanted to die while committing a terror attack.

Here's a local video of the arrest:

Syrian Refugee Charged For Allegedly Planning To Bomb Pittsburgh Church In The Name Of Isis

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