A man was sentenced on Thursday, July 23, to 15-years in prison for plotting an attack on the White House and several government properties. Hasher Jallal Taheb, 23, of Cumming, Georiga pleaded guilty to attempted destruction of government property by fire or explosive. He was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court. “Taheb planned to conduct a terrorist attack on the White House as part of what he claimed was his obligation to engage in jihad,” said Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers. “And that was just one of the iconic American landmarks he wanted to target. Thanks to a tip from a member of the community and the work of the agents, analysts, and prosecutors responsible for this case, the threat posed by the defendant was neutralized and the defendant has now been sentenced for his planned terrorist attack.” “Taheb painstakingly planned an attack on the White House that potentially jeopardized the lives of White House employees and visitors,” said U.S.