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The Unlikely Jihadi from “al Qaeda in Wichita”

Reading Time: 5 minutes Terry Lee Loewen is an unlikely jihadi—white, middle-aged and from Wichita. Yet he said some damning things in online chats with what the government says he thought were fellow future martyrs. Instead, they were undercover FBI agents who lured him into a plot they cooked up to bomb Wichita’s airport. Was it vigilance or entrapment?