As Islamic terror attacks continue and the flood of Muslim refugees crossing into the United States grows, one Iraqi has been stopped from carrying out his plan to set off bombs in shopping malls in the Houston area.

Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan, who was charged in U.S. District Court on the threatened bombings, as well as attempting to provide material support to a terror organization, will remain in federal custody after being denied bail by Judge Lynn Hughes.

The federal judge based her decision in part on testimony from Homeland Security Special Agent Herman Wittliff regarding a collection of cellphones found in al Hardan’s apartment.

“For what purpose did al Hardan have the phones?” asked federal prosecutor Ralph Imperato.

“He wanted to build transmitters for ISIL so he could kill people,” Wittliff said.

Wittliff also told the court that a confidential informant had provided evidence that al Hardan had trained with an AK-47 assault rifle on a farm near Houston.

Federal prosecutors were able to establish that al Hardan was in contact with another Iraqi refugee, Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab, via Facebook for 18-months, during which time the two discussed leaving the U.S. to join ISIS in Syria.

Although the would-be terrorist bomber’s brother, Saeed Faraj Saeed Al Hardan, testified that his brother had never expressed any support for ISIS, Agent Wittliff read into the record a conversation between the accused and his wife that established al Hardan’s attitude toward America, as well as his ultimate goal.

“Once I get the passport I will leave America, I will leave. I will make a widow of you. I will go to Syria. I am not wacko. I am not wacko. I am speaking the truth. I want to blow myself up. I want to blow myself up … I am against America.”

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