Hasher Jallal Taheb

Charged: January 16, 2019
Affiliation
None
State
Georgia
District
Northern District of Georgia
Sting
Yes
Involves Informant
Yes
Charges
  • Importation, manufacture, distribution, or storage of explosive material
FISA Notification
No
Awaiting Trial
Details
Hasher Jallal Taheb
  • Age
    Unknown
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    Unknown
Hasher Jallal Taheb came to the FBI's attention after local law enforcement in the Atlanta area reported that a community member said he had become "radicalized." An FBI informant and an undercover agent met Taheb about a car he was selling. Taheb allegedly told the undercover agent he wanted to attack the White House and showed a hand-drawn diagram of the West Wing's ground floor. He said that "jihad was an obligation" and that he expected to be a martyr, according to the FBI. Taheb later suggested other targets, including the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, and a synagogue. Taheb was arrested after the FBI provided him with a tractor trailer filled with inert weapons and explosives.