DEARBORN MUSLIM WHO TRIED TO SHOOT UP CHURCH, “IT IS MY DREAM TO BEHEAD SOMEONE”
Everyone has a dream. I have a dream. You have a dream. Khalil Abu-Rayyan of Dearborn had a dream… shooting up churches and beheading Americans. Now he’s in trouble because our Islamophobic country frowns on his religious practices.
Khalil Abu-Rayyan, 21, of Dearborn Heights, allegedly had guns and a large knife and told an undercover FBI agent that he “tried to shoot up a church one day.”
“I bought a bunch of bullets. I practiced reloading and unloading,” he said in an online conversation, the FBI said.
Investigators did not specify which church Abu-Rayyan allegedly was eyeing, but said it has a capacity of 6,000 members, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Thursday in U.S. District Court.
The FBI had been monitoring Abu-Rayyan for months because of his “increasingly violent threats” about committing acts of terror and martyrdom against churchgoers and police officers on behalf of ISIS.
“Honestly I regret not doing it. If I can’t do jihad in the Middle East, I would do my jihad over here,” he allegedly said.
He also had armed himself with a knife and told the undercover agent, “It is my dream to behead
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