Iraqi man arrested in US for attempting to assassinate George W Bush

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Suspect 52-year-old Shihab Ahmed Shihab Shihab was taken into custody by the FBI today and produced in federal court

George W Bush in 2003.
George W Bush in 2003.J. Scott ApplewhiteAP
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An Iraqi man was arrested on Tuesday America Accused of plotting to assassinate former US President George W. Bush (2001–2009) for the pain caused by the attack Iraq,

According to a statement from the Justice Department, the suspects Shihab Ahmed Shihab Shihab52, arrested today FBI and appeared before a federal court, where he was charged with an immigration offense and an accomplice in a plot to kill Bush.

Shihab is believed to travel Dallas, Texas) last February to stake locations belonging to Bush, and a month later he met in a hotel room with other accomplices Columbus, Ohio) To see samples of firearms and police uniforms.

According to the indictment, the Iraqi entered the US with a visitor visa in September 2020 and applied for asylum with a US citizen in March 2021, a lawsuit that is still pending.

During this time Shihab has lived in Columbus and Indianapolis (Indiana)and have worked in markets and restaurants.

Court documents indicate that the defendant also tried to illegally bring Iraqis to the US to carry out his plan.

Notably, in August 2021, he allegedly tried to be smuggled into a country he thought to be Iraqi, but was actually a FBI-Orchestrated HoaxIn return for a payment of $40,000.

The indictment says that Shihab planned to bring four Iraqis to the US for the purpose of killing Bush and intended to flee across the border with Iraq. Mexico Once the former president died.

Shihab is facing a possible life sentence for planning the assassination of the former president and 10 years in prison for an immigration offense.

Before the indictment became public, the magazine Forbes He disclosed that the FBI was investigating Shihab for this conspiracy, and explained that the body was placed on the Iraqi trail for two informers and surveillance of his account. WhatsApp,

Forbes, who had access to an FBI search warrant, said Iraqi would be linked to the terrorist group Islamic State (IS),

Bush’s Chief of Staff, Freddy FordA statement published by US media said the former president “trusts the world, secret Service in the United States and the security and intelligence communities.

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