The Newburgh Sting

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  • 2014
  • 1 Season
  • 7.4  (471)

The Newburgh Sting is a documentary that chronicles the sting operation conducted by the FBI to bring down a terrorism plot in Bronx, New York. With the help of an FBI informant, the FBI arrested four Muslim men who were overheard planning to bomb synagogues and to bring down military cargo planes with missiles. The suspects contend that there was never a plan, and the whole story was concocted by the FBI. The four Muslim men claim that this was nothing but entrapment on the side of the FBI. The documentary explores all sides of the incident.

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The Newburgh Sting
1. The Newburgh Sting
July 21, 2014
Four men from Newburgh, NY plot an alleged homegrown terror plot. The FBI claims their plan was twofold: to plant bombs in Riverdale outside two synagogues, and blow up a military plane at Stewart airport with a Stinger missile. They were characterized as violent Muslims, but the media didn't report they were brought together by Shahed Hussain, an undercover informant, and sent to Newburgh in 2008 by the FBI to find domestic terrorists.
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The Newburgh Sting is a documentary that chronicles the sting operation conducted by the FBI to bring down a terrorism plot in Bronx, New York. With the help of an FBI informant, the FBI arrested four Muslim men who were overheard planning to bomb synagogues and to bring down military cargo planes with missiles.

The suspects contend that there was never a plan, and the whole story was concocted by the FBI. The four Muslim men claim that this was nothing but entrapment on the side of the FBI. The documentary explores all sides of the incident.

  • Premiere Date
    July 21, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (471)