It is blamed for a number of unsuccessful bomb plots aimed at Americans, including an attempt to bring down a US-bound airliner with explosives hidden in the bomber's underwear and a second plot to send mail bombs
hidden in the toner cartridges on planes headed to the US.
The fundamentalists wanted to send five mail bombs
to various targets, including the Stock Exchange and pubs used by British racists, over the 2010 Christmas period.
serial killer, the murder of a girl scout, a child arsonist, the murder of Arizona heiress Jeanne Tovrea, the murder of a mob insider, mail bombs
, and other crimes.
In the 20th century's adolescence, the American brand of anarchism proselytized by immigrants from Europe like Emma Goldman took on a violent strain -- President William McKinley was assassinated, Wall Street was bombed, Ferdinando Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti (allegedly) robbed a bank in Massachusetts and were eventually electrocuted in 1921, mail bombs
wrapped in brown paper were sent politicians all over the country.
The fundamentalist group wanted to send five mail bombs
to various targets over the 2010 festive period and discussed launching a "Mumbai-style" atrocity.
They were involved in a plot to send five mail bombs
to various targets over the 2010 Christmas period.
They planned to send five mail bombs
to various targets during the run up to Christmas 2010 and even discussed launching a "Mumbai-style" atrocity.
The branch plotted several failed attacks on US soil - the botched Christmas 2009 attempt to blow up an American airliner heading to Detroit and a foiled 2010 attempt to send mail bombs
to Chicago-area synagogues.
Al-Awlaki was also suspected of involvement in a plot to plant mail bombs
on planes to the US.
Al-Zawahiri also assassinated officials or tried to, and sent mail bombs
Two other mail bombs
were sent to MSP Trish Godman and the offices of Irish republican group Cairde Na H'Eireann.
Firdaus, who worked as a cameraman for the Jakarta-based private television channel Global TV, was arrested last week along with 19 other suspects, in connection with a spate of mail bombs
sent to various figures around Jakarta in March and the planned cathedral bombing.