To me those who blindly accept most things they hear from the media are equally guilty as blind conspiracy theorists. Key is to be a little skeptical, hear both sides of the story first, research and analyze before forming an opinion-- that's what separates the open minded from the lazy minds (or in some cases prejudiced).
Baiting, Entrapment (aka Prevention) are common methods used by the FBI/CIA where internal operatives, ex convicts and thugs are hired to find people like Nafis, befriend them, encourage and provoke them and eventually equip them to carry out fake operations like this, and unfortunately these have been on the rise in the past few years.
The incentive? the informant gets up to 100s of thousands of dollars reward money and in many cases their past criminal records get wiped clean.
There's no reason to condone Nafis' act and he should be punished to the extent he's guilty , but from what I've read so far, the story just seems too eerily similar to the FBI "Prevention" playbook.