Rezwan Ferdaus Arrested for Crazy Plot to Blow the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol to 'Smithereens'
Rezwan Ferdaus Arrested for Crazy Plot to Blow the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol to ‘Smithereens’. Ferdaus, an Ashland resident who graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in physics, started his plan for “jihad” against the U.S. in 2010. According to the affidavit, he planned to use three remote-controlled airplanes that were each packed with five pounds of explosives to carry out the attack. The planes, which could reach speeds greater than 100 mph, would hit the Pentagon and blow the Capitol dome to “smithereens,” according to the affidavit. [CBS]