Man charged with plot to bomb Abu Dhabi F1 race
Suspect Linked To ISIS, Also Planned Attack On US Military Base
The man facing the charges filed earlier this week, Mohammed Al-Habashi Al-Hashemi, has been in a UAE prison since just a few days before the November 2014 race. Autoweek reports Al-Hashemi's attack on the Yas Marina race would come in the form of a bombing, although it's not clear if a similar tactic would be used against his other targets. His connection with Al-Qaeda and ISIS, meanwhile, came in the form of attempted monetary donations.
While Al-Hashemi has denied the charges, this isn't his first connection to terrorism – his wife was executed after attacking and killing an American kindergarten teacher in an Abu Dhabi mall last year. The case has been adjourned until January 18.
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