In Rochester, a paid informant went undercover and drove a man suspected of being an Islamic extremist, Emanuel Lutchman, to a Wal-Mart in December to buy a machete, ski masks, zip ties and other supplies for a would-be terrorist attack on New Year's eve. Because Mr. Lutchman, a mentally ill panhandler, had no money, the informant covered the $40 cost.
The FBI arrested all three suspects before any attack occurred, and has used similar undercover techniques to prosecute dozens of others it believes had ties to the Islamic State, court records show.
FBI informants also attempted to ensnare the Orlando shooter in a 2013 false flag terror attack.
A Human Rights Watch study of FBI's counterterrorism practices found that the FBI disproportionately targets suspects with mental illnesses, intellectual disabilities, low socioeconomic status; men who are as impressionable as children and not capable of plotting and carrying out attacks on their own. In the cases of Adel Daoud, Matin Siraj, Hosam Smadi, Rezwan Ferdaus, and the Newburgh four, the informants radicalized the suspects, provided the means, and created the plot. In such cases, the only substantial role the suspects had was driving a vehicle with fake explosives to certain buildings and pushing numbers on a cellphone, which they believed to be a detonator. In the case of Ferdaus, the FBI busted him by delivering weapons to him and photographing him holding a gun.
The motive for these police practices should be no mystery to anyone who is privy to the underlying racket, that is the war on terrorism.