Documents provide rare insight into FBI’s terrorism stings

The case of an alleged Taliban sympathizer who was arrested in Pittsburgh last month offers a revealing look at FBI sting tactics.

The case of an alleged Taliban sympathizer who was arrested in Pittsburgh last month offers a revealing look at FBI sting tactics.

Days before his arrest in Pittsburgh last month, Khalifa Ali al-Akili posted a remarkable message on his Facebook page: A mysterious man who spoke often of jihad had tried to interest Akili in buying a gun, then later introduced him to a second man, whom Akili was assured was “all about the struggle.”
It smelled, Akili wrote on Facebook, like a setup.

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