Originally Posted by Electrequiem
It's bullcrap. Why couldn't FBI keep him under close watch to see if he ever did establish a legit plot? This is like leaving a bag full of money out in the streets to see who is going to try to steal it - and then arrest them. Is the kid an idiot? Sure... But his idiocy was turned to a plot by the Feds.
The justice system needs proof to put someone away for a long time. He is definately a danger to the society because of his ideology and his eagerness to use him as a suicide bomber if need be. Sure this was an entrapment but it was necessary as there are cases in the past of terrorist going under the radar. Also it cost tax payers money to keep an eye on individual like this 24/7....