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Filipino American convicted in terrorist plot in Southern California

A Filipino American man will face life in prison after being found guilty of attempting to bomb a White supremacist rally in Long Beach in 2019, reports ABC-CBN.

A jury last week found Mark Steven Domingo of plotting to use a weapon of mass destruction and providing material support to terrorism.

According to KTLA, prosecutors believe the Islamic convert sought to avenge the deaths of 51 people shot to death at a mosque in New Zealand weeks earlier.

Authorities launched an investigation into Domingo after he expressed support for a violent jihad in an online forum and even a willingness to become a martyr.

Laist reports the White supremacists did not show up at the rally in Long Beach as he anticipated. Counter-protesters showed up instead.

Domingo acquired his explosives from an undercover agent who gave him fake bombs. He had one of those bombs in his hand when arrested.

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