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.

The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all. Today it is the world’s leading organization combating anti-Semitism, exposing hate groups, training law enforcement on hate crimes, developing anti-bias education programs for students, countering cyber-hate and relentlessly pursuing equal rights for all.

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