ADL Applauds Law Enforcement for Swift Actions in VA Terror Plot

Washington, DC, October 28, 2010 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) applauded the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Attorney’s Office, and the Department of Justice for thwarting an alleged terrorist attack by Farooque Ahmed, 34, of Ashburn, VA. If carried out, the reported plot to bomb multiple Metrorail stations in theWashington,DC, area could have harmed and killed thousands in our nation’s capital.

“Once again, the brave men and women of law enforcement have come to our rescue and prevented a broad terror scheme which could have devastated our community and country,” said David Friedman, ADL Regional Director. “Law enforcement’s resolute effort to bring the perpetrator in this case to justice and protect us has once again proven fruitful. We thank you for your tireless efforts to guard our safety and security.”

ADL commends the FBI,U.S. Attorney’s Office,and the Department of Justice for their vigorous investigation of this ongoing incident as a presumed terror plot on American soil,in the heart of our nation’s capital.

ADL is the world’s leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education, and fighting hate online, ADL is the first call when acts of anti-Semitism occur. ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.